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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

Paul Rehrig, general manager, Eurosport Digital, talks about Discovery’s deal with Twitter for coverage of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo

The deal struck this week between US media group Discovery and social media platform Twitter for coverage of the 2020 summer Olympic Games in Tokyo is expected to be the first of many such clip and highlights deals, as Discovery looks for additional ways to monetise its substantial investment in the rights in Europe.

The Danish arm of Discovery Networks, the media group whose channel portfolio includes Kanal 5 and Eurosport, has dramatically reduced the cost of its sports streaming package in response to a distribution…

Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence (Cade), the competition regulator, has ruled that the planned acquisition of 21st Century Fox by the Walt Disney Company will be subjected to a review.

The IMG agency has announced changes at the top of its media and events operations, including the promotion of Adam Kelly to co-president of ‘IMG Media & Events’ as Ioris Francini, currently president of …

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has committed to providing extensive free coverage of domestic sport through backing a new venture entitled the New Zealand Sport Collective

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Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Uefa set to agree record deal with Deutsche Telekom for Euro 2024 FOOTBALL: LaLiga shifts to fee plus revenue share in Premier Sports UK, Ireland deals

Inside this issue: BASKETBALL: Euroleague secures robust fee rise in Turkey amid booming basketball interest AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL eyes further brand boost with ProSiebenSat

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: BBC pays blockbuster fee for Women’s Euro 2021 UK rights as market surges F

Inside this issue: TENNIS: Amazon pays premium in French Open domestic rights play BASKETBALL: China’s Tencent sees off Youku to keep NBA digital rights in record deal F

Ewell Zhao talks about Tencent’s rights renewal with the NBA, its method for valuing sports media rights and the future of the Chinese sports video streaming industry.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Weak pound post-Brexit vote boosts total Premier League rights income MULTI-SPORT: Ambitious JTBC shakes Korean FTA broadcasters, delivers strong Olympics fee for IOC

South Korean pay-television broadcaster JTBC’s recent acquisition of Olympics Games rights has jolted the country’s sluggish sports media rights market and delivered an unexpectedly strong fee increase for the International Olympic Committee.

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.

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.