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“New Fox” has emerged as the front-runner to buy back the regional US sports networks it will sell to Disney, a move that would protect its position as a leading sports broadcaster in the country.

Canadian sports broadcaster Sportsnet has acquired broadcast rights to minor league baseball team the Vancouver Canadians

DAZN, the OTT service operated by digital sports media company Perform, has secured rights in Italy to the Pro14 cross-border rugby union league as it unveiled its full line-up for its launch in the country
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US sports broadcaster ESPN has struck a multi-year extension to its rights deal with college sports organisation the Big South Conference
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The World Baseball Softball Confederation has awarded host broadcast rights for the 2018 Women’s Baseball World Cup to the United States Speciality Sports Association, a non-profit sports organisation based in Florida.

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Major League Baseball franchise the New York Yankees is considering buying back US regional pay-television sports broadcaster Yes Network, according to multiple reports.

Major League Baseball has entered into a licensing and original content partnership with SI TV, the OTT streaming service of sports media platform Sports Illustrated.

The World Baseball Softball Confederation has confirmed the launch of Base, its new commercial and marketing arm.

Major League Baseball has secured an uplift in the value of its media rights in China despite the early termination of its deal with LeSports.

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Social media platform Twitter has renewed its rights deal with Major League Baseball for the 2018 season.