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The European Broadcasting Union’s new, more hard-nosed and aggressive strategy was the main factor behind its renewal of International Biathlon Union rights this week, TV Sports Markets understands.

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    27 May 2016

    The takeover of the MP & Silva agency by Chinese investors Everbright Securities and Baofeng Technology will provide the agency with a platform for expansion to close the gap on its bigger rivals.

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    27 May 2016

    Uefa’s much-reduced deal for Euro 2016 rights in Spain reflects an advertising market yet to recover from the financial crash of the late 2000s.

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    27 May 2016

    The revamp of Turkish professional football agreed earlier this month, which will give Süper Lig clubs control over their media-rights sales, has been guided by sports consultancy Opto Advisers.

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    27 May 2016

    The International Basketball Federation’s (Fiba) deal with Chinese digital company Tencent is thought to be its largest ever on a per-annum basis.

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    27 May 2016

    The battle for domestic media rights to Germany’s Bundesliga will be over within a fortnight, with most experts surveyed by TV Sports Markets expecting the league to increase its revenues to more than €1bn ($1.1bn) per season.

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31 May 2016

German commercial broadcaster RTL has acquired rights for German national football team qualifiers ahead of the Uefa Euro 2020 and 2022 Fifa World Cup tournaments.

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    31 May 2016

    Portuguese pay-television broadcaster Sport TV has acquired rights to the Copa América Centenario, the special edition of the national team football tournament which is being hosted by the United States next month.

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    31 May 2016

    International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports Network has acquired rights in Singapore for the 2016 Aya Bank Cup and Nations Cup national team football tournaments.
     

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    31 May 2016

    The Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y La Competencia, Spain’s competition regulator, has asked LaLiga, the Spanish football league, to alter details of a tender for unsold rights to the top two divisions in the country and the domestic Copa del Rey knockout competition.

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    31 May 2016

    Pan-Nordic pay-television broadcaster C More has hit out after an error by the Lagardère Sports agency meant it will not be able to broadcast European Tour golf tournament the Scandinavian Masters in its home market of Sweden.

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    31 May 2016

    Sony Pictures Networks India, formerly known as Multi Screen Media, has acquired exclusive rights in India for Premier Futsal, a new multi-national futsal league, ahead of its inaugural season.