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Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Serie A’s stripped-down international rights tender puzzles agencies FOOTBALL: Conmebol World Cup qualifier distributors face losses after disastrous US process IC

Adding Eurosport’s content to a bundle of Discovery channels is the key to helping Discovery Communications build market share for its new subscription streaming platform discovery+ in an increasingly competitive OTT landscape, according to Andrew Georgiou, the president of Eurosport’s global sports rights and sports marketing solutions.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Uefa national-team rights value swells in Scandinavia in six-season deals FOOTBALL: Mena drives Bundesliga fee shortfall, mixed results for Fox replacements

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: FA’s WSL carve-out pays dividends in exclusive Sky deal FOOTBALL: Infront questions private equity as agency’s primacy in football threatened MOT

Saudi Arabia’s confirmation that it will create a rights-acquisition and content platform under its Saudi Sports Company division had long been expected. What took some industry observers by surprise was the country’s apparent scaling back of its ambitions and the ostensibly softer tone used when outlining its acquisitions strategy.

A new direct-to-customer video platform has been unveiled that claims it can transform the sports broadcasting landscape, with its backers revealing that talks have already been held with several “high-profile” rig…

Leading darts and snooker events will continue to enjoy exposure on free-to-air broadcaster ITV in a new agreement

The former head of Disney in Asia, Uday Shankar, is forming a new venture with James Murdoch to invest in technology and media opportunities in India and other Asian markets

The Portuguese government is readying legislation which will see the centralisation of broadcast rights to its top-tier football league, the secretary of state for youth and sports João Paulo Rebelo has …

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Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Amazon entry cushions Champions League fee decline in Italy SKIING: Infront draws closer to skiing monopoly as it enters exclusive Swiss Ski talks

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4 kept its outlay flat on summer Paralympics media rights in its renewal for the Paris 2024 edition, SportBusiness Media understands.

Inside this issue: AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL rights fee falls in France in beIN renewal FOOTBALL: Uefa makes huge national team gains in Finland amid fierce competition

Inside this issue: RUGBY UNION: Amazon’s Autumn Nations Cup swoop triggers speculation over rugby intentions FOOTBALL: Premier League sees steep discount in short-term China deal A

Inside this issue: MULTI-SPORT: Covid-19 bursts China bubble amid changing political, economic winds FOOTBALL: AFC and FMA to renegotiate global rights contract

China’s sports media-rights market is in the throes of a major correction, with the OTT platforms that have driven growth in the last five years seeking to renegotiate a string of deals.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Broadcaster power struggles help drive up the value of LaLiga in sub-Saharan Africa CRICKET: Sri Lanka Cricket finally sells rights, but income depends on shifting calendar

Inside this issue: MULTI-SPORT: Rights-holders face large fee cuts in Mena as Saudi-Qatar rancour grows BASKETBALL: NBA takes haircut in Philippines in Cignal, Smart deal after long stalemate

Swiss market experts are predicting tough sales conditions following the cross-carriage agreement between telcos UPC and Swisscom.

Fox Sports Asia is in a challenging series of carriage negotiations in its key markets, with pay-television platforms trying to use the pan-regional broadcaster’s eroded sports portfolio to drive down fees.

The Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia’s (CNMC) decision to extend telco Telefónica’s content-sharing requirement until at least 2023 will limit the extent of the telco’s Spanish market dominance. But many of its rivals are still calling for a comprehensive review into the telco’s position.

Sports rights-holders are increasingly gloomy about their prospects of maintaining rights-fee values in the Middle East and North Africa after recent developments in the rancorous three-year dispute between Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Mediapro’s minimum guarantee demand may scupper Téléfoot carriage talks GOLF: Fox eyes future renewals after parting ways with US Golf Association MOT

Inside this issue: MOTORSPORT: F1 sees massive fee hike in Germany in shift behind Sky paywall FOOTBALL: Tough market weighs on DFL domestic rights income

Indonesian OTT platform Mola TV is scaling back its investment in sports content after concluding it is not delivering value for money. The move is a blow to rights-holders selling into Indonesia as the well-resourced Mola has recently been the source of considerable rights-fee inflation.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape in Australia

Inside this issue: BASEBALL: MLB sees sharp fee hike in Turner renewal ahead of possible postseason expansion

Australia’s top domestic federations have accepted significant short-term rights-fee cuts in renegotiated deals with domestic broadcasters, prioritising income security in the aftermath of the Covid-19 shutdown.

Inside this issue: FOOTBALL: Rivals dent Nent’s Nordic dominance in big money Uefa club deals FOOTBALL: LaLiga begins European rights sales with revenue gains in Nordics, Balkans TE