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As TikTok has grown into one of the world's most popular social-media apps during the past year, the short-form video-sharing platform has become an important tool for sports rights-holders to expand and engage their fanbases. 

Inside this issue: TENNIS: Perform makes last-ditch attempt to outbid IMG for ATP Tour betting, data rights TENNIS: French Open tender gambit unlikely to boost FFT revenues

Inside this issue: MULTI-SPORT: Facebook sees non-exclusive rights as gateway to digital audience growth FOOTBALL: Canal EPL sublicence deal in France linked to Altice carriage agreement

Peter Hutton talks about Facebook Watch's recent performance, partnership agreements, and the ‘experimental’ purpose of its traditional rights deals.

Social media giant Facebook’s challenges around its Copa Libertadores coverage in Latin America have convinced it that non-exclusive rights models form “one of the best ways” of breaking into markets where entrenched viewing habits restrict the potential for exclusive rights to grow engagement with the platform.

The International Paralympic Committee have added a further five sports to the roster that will be broadcast live from the Tokyo 2020 summer Paralympic Games, bringing the total number to 19 sports, encompassing…

India’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has listed DD Sports as one of 26 channels of public-service broadcaster Doordarshan that pay-television operators are obligated to carry.

Football’s Fifa Women’s World Cup and the Paralympic Games are reportedly set to be added to the ‘crown jewels’ legislation governing sporting events reserved for broadcast on free-to-air television in the …

OTT streaming platform DAZN has agreed a carriage deal in four markets with US media company Discovery for its international sports broadcaster Eurosport, along with an exclusive sublicensing agreement…

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Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Star poised for Premier League discount in uncompetitive India FOOTBALL: English FA spurns higher pay-TV revenue for free-to-air Cup reach

South African pay-television operator Multichoice is facing the biggest challenge in its 26-year history in the form of a two-pronged regulatory attack on its dominant position in the country’s sports-rights market.

Inside this issue: TENNIS: Amazon seeks UK tennis dominance with WTA rights play FOOTBALL: IMG hopes of emerging unscathed from Serie A antitrust probe hang in the balance

The French government strongly encouraged public-service broadcaster France Télévisions to reach an Olympics sublicensing deal with US media group Discovery for the 2022 to 2024 cycle to ensure the widest access to the Paris 2024 games, SportBusiness Media understands.

The International Olympic Committee has seen its Olympic Games rights fee fall in the Indian subcontinent, driven by the long consolidation in the country’s pay-television market.

The Dentsu agency got off to a good start in its 2020 and 2022 Olympics rights sales in Southeast Asia, striking a deal in Singapore that delivered a fee increase and avoided a repeat of the fraught negotiations for Rio 2016.

A consortium of major rights-holders is about to launch legal action in the Saudi courts against the beoutQ pirate broadcast operation, which the rights-holders believe is backed by the Saudi government., SportBusiness Media understands.

BeIN Media Group’s public statement on February 8 that it had dropped Formula One because of the rights-holder’s inaction over the threat posed by the Saudi beoutQ pirate service has caused widespread concern among rights-holders. But it may not be enough to push them into legal action against beoutQ.

OSN’s decision to close most of its sports channels will leave a vacuum in the Middle East and North Africa for rights-holders that is unlikely to be filled for some time, experts have told SportBusiness M…
USA

In honour of Super Bowl LIII, SportBusiness Consulting has updated its USA market focus – part of the 2018 SportBusiness Consulting Global Media Report – and made it freely available.

Facebook has finally emerged as a major player in the global sports rights-market Acquisition strategy is highly targeted, with India and Latin America among priorities

Discovery Communications secured three late sublicensing rights deals ahead of last month’s winter Olympic Games, taking it closer to its sublicensing revenue target.

Perform-owned OTT platform DAZN has acquired exclusive Commonwealth Games rights in Canada as it bids to widen its subscriber base by adding more locally-relevant content.

The 2018 Olympic Games was shown live in Singapore after a late deal with pay-television broadcaster Eleven Sports, which showed some coverage free-to-air.

Discovery Communications has so far recouped more than 70 per cent of its internal target from sublicensing Olympic Games media rights across Europe, according to TV Sports Markets research.