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The RDA agency will look to extract more value from Australia and New Zealand and strike deals in the Pacific Islands for the first time, after taking over international rights to the Super League.

Australia’s National Rugby League increased the value of its international rights by 25 per cent in a multi-party deal that will lead to the creation of an international OTT platform.

New Zealand’s uncompetitive media-rights market made life difficult for IMG’s sale of Rugby League World Cup rights.

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has renewed rights to two properties in the last month as it seeks to protect its sports-rights portfolio well into the future.

Australian commercial broadcaster Seven earlier this month maintained its hold on Rugby League World Cup rights at a significantly increased fee.

French pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports France has decided against pursuing an extension of its rights deal for rugby league’s Super League beyond the conclusion of the 2019 campaign.

Social media giant Facebook has sealed global content partnership agreements in Australia with rugby, Aussie Rules and cricket rights-holders, it said on Wednesday

Social media companies Facebook and Twitter and technology giant Google are unlikely to challenge traditional broadcasters in bidding for major sports rights in Australia, according to the chief executive…

The RDA agency has been appointed as the exclusive agent for international distribution rights to the Super League, the top tier of club rugby league in England.


Australia’s National Rugby League this week said its unprecedented decision to strike a deal for free-to-air rights ahead of negotiating pay-television rights had contributed to its record total media-rights income.

Rugby league’s domestic Challenge Cup rights were renewed by the BBC last week, with the public-service broadcast paying a rights-fee increase of about 14 per cent on its previous deal.

Media rights clips from August 27 to September 9

Media rights clips from June 25 to July 8

The National Rugby League’s decision to accelerate its sales process means the two biggest sport properties in Australia will negotiate new deals simultaneously.

Media rights clips from January 29 to February 11

Media rights clips from January 15 to January 28

Media rights clips from January 30 to February 12

Sky keeps BT at arm’s length with seven long-term rights deals

Media rights clips from December 19 to January 15

Media rights clips from 26 September to 9 October

BeIN Sport lands Rugby League World Cup as part of plan to become 'home of rugby' in France

Media rights clips from 27 June to 10 July 

Network Ten buys rights to Sochi winter Games but its real target is Rio 2016