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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.

Strong competition is expected between France’s main pay-television broadcasters for Uefa Champions League, Formula One and European rugby rights, with all three properties currently on the market.

MotoGP will be shown live in Finland again this season after a one-year hiatus, although it will be earning about 60 per cent less than from its last live rights deal in the country.

The World Rally Championship last week earned a small increase from sports broadcaster Sport1 for its rights in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Mike Kiernan reviews television audiences across the big five markets for the recently concluded Formula One World Championship

Will Partington, research analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, examines television audiences for motorcycling’s MotoGP World Championship in selected European markets.

Motorsport’s Formula E secured its first rights fee from the UK market in a deal agreed earlier this month with commercial broadcaster Channel 5.

African telco Econet Wireless has completed a deal for World Rally Championship media rights in sub-Saharan Africa, further expanding its motorsport portfolio.

Hungarian broadcaster TV2 has made aggressive moves into the sports-rights market in recent weeks, acquiring English Premier League, National Hockey League and MotoGP rights.