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Inside this issue: CRICKET: Star snatches Cricket South Africa rights in India from Sony MOTORSPORT: Formula One closes North American rights cycle with Canadian fee rise

Speaking at the FANXP conference in Barcelona in February, leading executives from disruptive companies came together to speak about ‘the fan of the future’, and how DAZN, Eleven and Twitter are pushing the boundaries and meeting fan demand.

Sky Italia’s victory this month in its challenge to the restrictions placed on its rights acquisitions by the country’s antitrust authority was comprehensive but not definitive.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Bundesliga moves on from past Nordic problems with Nent fee boost CRICKET: Disney’s pivot to India-focused Hotstar strategy opened door to Sky-IPL reunion in the UK B

Česká Televize will pay more to continue to sublicense Olympic rights from US media group Discovery but will gain more winter Games hours and an additional digital broadcast option.

The Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications has indicated that leading women's sports events and the Paralympic Games are likely to be added when it updates the list of sporting events that must…

The International Olympic Committee will look to find an “equitable solution” with rights-holding broadcasters over payment schedules for rights to the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games, according to Timo Lum…
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Veteran media executive Jason Kilar has been named chief executive of US entertainment giant WarnerMedia

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In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the role of agencies in the media-rights market globally.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Nent’s colossal Premier League deal shakes up Nordic market CYCLING: Tour, Vuelta deals good for EBU and Discovery but ASO incentive uncertain F

Indian online sports media platform FanCode is launching a subscription video product this year, built on content not currently covered by Indian broadcasters.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Uefa continues to grow club competition income in Austria & Switzerland HANDBALL: EHF Champions League rescheduling hits rights round in France

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape in the Middle East and Africa.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Europa League value falls in France in wake of Champions League frenzy FOOTBALL: Premier League goes early in Nordics and opens up option of premium six-season deal

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Uefa secures massive Champions League hike in Germany as broadcaster battle heats up

Tomos Grace discusses the company’s three-pronged strategy, its role as a ‘free-funnel’ for rights-holders, and its plans to develop its ‘pay’ and ‘live’ offers.

Premier League club Liverpool’s decision to launch ‘paid-for’ content options on global video-sharing platform YouTube is a taster of how the platform will develop its sports-broadcasting partnerships.

The International Olympic Committee extended a long run of media-rights revenue growth in Japan in its latest deal with the market’s free-to-air broadcaster consortium for 2026 to 2032, when the special case of the large Tokyo 2020 sales cycle is disregarded.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Mediapro ‘bias’ claims cast cloud over Champions League award in France FOOTBALL: Uefa benefits from US digital battle as club competition values soar FOO

RTBF’s Olympic sublicensing deal with US media group Discovery was delayed by the Belgian broadcaster’s determination not to exceed the amount it committed to the European Broadcasting Union’s failed attempt to acquire the property, SportBusiness Media understands.

OTT platform Mola TV has lit a fire under the Indonesian sports-media industry in the last year with the rapid rollout of its new service and a string of media-rights acquisitions. In an exclusive interview, Mirwan Suwarso, a representative of the company, tells SportBusiness Media that sports content is the spearhead of a wider plan by parent company Djarum to create a major domestic and international media business.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: BT looks to secure sports future with huge Champions League renewal FOOTBALL: Caf-Lagardère dispute throws market into confusion, agency mulls legal options

French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus is set to recoup its outlay on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic rights in a deal with Discovery-owned Eurosport, SportBusiness Media understands.

In October, DAZN executive chairman John Skipper described the UK as “a logical DAZN market”, pinpointing three potential avenues of entry: rights to the English Premier League, boxing, and tennis. But experts and insiders surveyed by SportBusiness say DAZN should treat the UK market with caution.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Digiturk and LaLiga end deal in Turkey amid currency crisis FOOTBALL: Timing will be critical to Serie A domestic rights tender

The Plan B Media agency is in talks with multiple broadcasters in Thailand to sublicense the Tokyo 2020 Olympics rights, which it acquired from the Japan-based Dentsu agency in a surprise move this summer.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: UK, France may drive global Champions League revenue downturn FOOTBALL: Bundesliga agrees big fee rise in US with ESPN, but takes exposure gamble