Canal Plus Afrique, the African arm of French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus, has acquired rights to the 2014 Fifa World Cup national team football tournament.
The Canadian arm of pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has acquired rights to the National Basketball League of Canada club competition.
UK commercial broadcaster ITV has extended its rights deal with sports promotion company Matchroom Sport for the second edition of snooker’s Champion of Champions tournament.
The IMG Motorsport division of the IMG agency has sold the rights to the new World Rallycross Championship to over 30 different broadcasters as the motor racing series approaches its debut season.
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has said it expects the 2014 World Cup to be broadcast on television in over 80 countries, with negotiations still ongoing for rights deals in additional territories.
North American basketball league the NBA has signed a multi-year digital partnership with Argentinian daily sports newspaper Olé to offer fans in the country access to online video content.