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The Union Cycliste Internationale’s decision to move away from pan-regional deals for its world championship events and appoint the Infront Sports & Media agency to sell the rights on a market-by-market basis appears to be paying off.

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    14 November 2014

    The Union Cycliste Internationale’s long-standing goal of centralising the media rights to the UCI World Tour looks set to be put on the back burner under new president Brian Cookson in favour of more achievable objectives: creating a coherent calendar and improving cycling as a television product.

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    14 November 2014

    BeIN Media Group and the Pitch International agency have agreed a host of deals for the International Handball World Championships over the past few weeks, TV Sports Markets understands.

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    14 November 2014

    Japanese pay-television operator SkyPerfecTV is in early talks over a renewal of its deal for the J-League domestic football competition, TV Sports Markets understands.

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    14 November 2014

    The Infront Sports & Media agency’s deals last week for World Championship and World Cup skiing events with Swedish public-service broadcaster SVT are thought to represent a decent increase on the current value of the rights.

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    14 November 2014

    The UK division of the Kentaro agency, Kentaro Ltd, was placed in administration last month in what looks like the end of the company as an active player in the sports-rights market.

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Date: 
21 November 2014

Organisers for Baku 2015, the inaugural edition of the European Games multi-sport event, have signed broadcast agreements for the markets of Albania, Belarus, Luxembourg, Moldova and Slovakia.

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    21 November 2014

    Portuguese public-service broadcaster RTP has said it has a “binding” agreement for rights to the Uefa Champions League that has been accepted by football’s European governing body amid criticism of the deal’s reported fee.

  • Date: 
    21 November 2014

    The Rio 2016 summer Olympic Games will feature athletics finals during morning sessions following a request by the local organising committee and Olympic Broadcasting Services, which serves as host broadcaster for all editions of the Games, to the IAAF, the global governing body of athletics.

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    21 November 2014

    UK commercial broadcaster ITV is preparing a bid to acquire domestic highlights for the English Premier League in the next rights cycle for the top division of football in the country, according to the Guardian newspaper.

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    21 November 2014

    German pay-television broadcaster Sportdigital has struck a carriage deal with cable-television broadcaster Kabel Deutschland for its new Sportdigital HD channel.

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    21 November 2014

    Malaysian state broadcaster RTM will broadcast live coverage of the country’s Putrajaya ePrix, the second round of the inaugural season of the Formula E motor-racing championship.