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Increased exclusivity encouraged telco Telefónica to maintain its fee to renew Formula One media rights in Spain this month despite a dearth of competition.

Fox Sports Latin America’s deal for Formula One rights in the region is less valuable than Mediapro’s recently broken agreement, but much more expensive than the pay-television broadcaster’s previous deals

US Masters media rights in Australia will remain at a similar value in new free-to-air and pay-television deals with Nine and Fox Sports respectively.

Switching from Star to Sony last month helped Formula E increase its media-rights value in the Indian subcontinent.

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The desire for flexibility around its yet-to-launch OTT service drove Formula One Management to agree a new deal with sports broadcaster ESPN in the US last month.

Financial problems at its free-to-air partner Ten led Formula One Management to strike a new deal in Australia, handing much more exclusivity to pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports.

The organisers of the ADAC GT Masters German motor-racing series have secured an increase of at least 40 per cent in a new domestic rights deal with Sport1.

Formula One Management has increased its media-rights income from France following last week’s free-to-air deal with commercial broadcaster TF1.

Dorna Sports has prevented a decline in the value of MotoGP rights in Greece, renewing its deal earlier this month with Cosmote for about the same fee.

Eleven Sports Network has paid a marginal increase to renew Formula One rights in Poland in a deal with the MP & Silva agency.

NC Plus has renewed its rights to the three most important speedway properties in Poland – the Speedway World Cup, Speedway Grand Prix and the Polish Ekstraliga – but will share the Ekstraliga with Eleven Sports Network from 2019.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, TV Sports Markets analyses the media-rights landscape in Motorsport, looking at both motor racing and motor cycling, with an in-depth look at the Formula…

In the latest interactive monthly data report, TV Sports Markets analyses the media-rights landscape in Motorsport, looking at both motor racing and motor cycling, with an in-depth look at the Formula…

In the latest interactive monthly data report, TV Sports Markets analyses the media-rights landscape in Motorsport, looking at both motor racing and motor cycling, with an in-depth look at the Formula One Championship.

Canal Plus’ loss of Champions League rights – announced late this week – is a blow to the broadcaster, softened slightly by its recent extension of Formula One rights.