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Sub-Saharan Africa pay-television operator SuperSport has stepped in to acquire the free-to-air rights in the region to England’s Premier League after local rights-holder, Optima Sports Management International, defaulted on its payments.

  • Date: 
    19 September 2014

    The determination of outgoing International Association of Athletics Federations president Lamine Diack to leave a healthy legacy for whoever succeeds him in 2015 was the driving force behind the IAAF’s early extension of its global marketing and media-rights deal with Japanese advertising agency Dentsu.

  • Date: 
    19 September 2014

    In appointing the MP & Silva agency as adviser for its domestic and international media rights, in a deal based on a ‘top-up’ guarantee, the Polish football league has ostensibly rejected two other business models. But the choice was about the money rather than the model.

  • Date: 
    19 September 2014

    UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport agreed a late deal to broadcast the latter stages of the Fiba World Cup for what TV Sports Markets understands was a nominal fee.

  • Date: 
    19 September 2014

    The Formula E motor racing series secured strong rights fees in Germany for its inaugural season, mostly through a deal with pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland agreed earlier this month.

  • Date: 
    19 September 2014

    Danish commercial broadcaster TV2 last week agreed a deal for National Basketball Association rights to bolster its sport content ahead of the launch of its dedicated sports channel.

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Date: 
30 September 2014

Pan-European sports broadcaster Eurosport has acquired the exclusive television and digital rights for the MotoGP motorcycling championship in the Netherlands, as well as pay-television and digital rights in Belgium, for the four seasons running from 2015 to 2018.

  • Date: 
    30 September 2014

    UK pay-television operator Virgin Media has asked broadcast regulator Ofcom to open a formal investigation into how the Premier League, the top division of English football, sells its television rights.

  • Date: 
    30 September 2014

    UK pay-television broadcaster BSkyB has agreed a deal to extend its rights contract with Sanzar, the umbrella body for the Australian, New Zealand and South African rugby unions, according to the Telegraph.

  • Date: 
    30 September 2014

    Media company Constantin Medien will expand its management board to three people on October 1, while its sport subsidiaries will undergo managerial restructuring.

  • Date: 
    30 September 2014

    Digital media services company RR Media has agreed a three-year deal to become a delivery partner for English Premier League football club Arsenal’s international programming block.

  • Date: 
    30 September 2014

    The US Federal Communications Commission will today (Tuesday) vote on a proposal to end the controversial ‘blackout’ rule that blocks certain sports events from being shown live on television in their local market if they fail to meet a specified level of ticket sales.