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Sky Italia’s deal for International Basketball Federation (Fiba) national team rights this month is part of a broader plan to help revive the fortunes of the sport in Italy.

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    13 May 2016

    Union Cycliste Internationale president Brian Cookson said it sold its rights to the European Broadcasting Union as the EBU was “the best player in the market to place our events on free-to-air broadcasters across Europe”.

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    13 May 2016

    All but one of Brazil’s 20 Série A clubs has taken a side in the battle over domestic football rights between Esporte Interativo and media company Globo.

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    13 May 2016

    The MP & Silva agency is thought to have paid an increase of just under 35 per cent to renew its global rights deal with Italy’s top men’s volleyball league, Lega Pallavolo Serie A.

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    13 May 2016

    Polish public-service broadcaster TVP has acquired a share of Euro 2016 rights from Polsat in what local experts believe is an excellent deal for the latter.

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    13 May 2016

    Czech public-service broadcaster Česká Televize acquired rights to the 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games from Discovery Communications this week, paying substantially more than the value of the 2014 and 2016 Games in the country.

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Date: 
23 May 2016

The MP & Silva agency is set to be acquired by a Chinese group in a deal worth around $1.4bn (€1.24bn), according to La Repubblica.