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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.

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    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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    19 September 2014

    Modern Times Group said this week that the emergence of Nordic drivers in Formula One was transforming the championship into a “magnificent” media rights property.

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Date: 
23 September 2014

Pay-television broadcaster Ten Sports, which operates in the Indian subcontinent, has acquired rights for Pakistan’s 2014 cricket series against the Australia and New Zealand national teams.

  • Date: 
    23 September 2014

    Pay-television broadcaster the Abu Dhabi Media Company has acquired rights for the International Premier Tennis League, according to the Indian Television news website.

  • Date: 
    23 September 2014

    Bill Pulver, the chief executive of the Australian Rugby Union, the governing body of rugby union in the country, is confident a recent drop-off in viewing figures for the national team will not have an adverse impact on talks for the next cycle of rights beginning in 2016.

  • Date: 
    23 September 2014

    Benfica has reported improved financial results due to the Portuguese Primeira Liga football club’s pay-television channel, Benfica TV.

  • Date: 
    23 September 2014

    Pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports is competing with rival operator Sport1, the current rights-holder to Formula One in the Netherlands, for the motor-racing series’ next cycle of media rights, according to De Telegraaf.

  • Date: 
    22 September 2014

    The organisers of the new Indian Super League have said that the inaugural edition of the domestic club football tournament will be available in about 85 per cent of India’s television households.