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Sportfive is taking a colossal risk in signing a 12-year, $1bn (€888m) renewal with the Confédération Africaine de Football, according to local experts.

  • Date: 
    26 June 2015

    Polish pay-television operator NC Plus secured live rights to the Ekstraklasa for the next four seasons after submitting a surprisingly high bid for the league’s international rights.

  • Date: 
    26 June 2015

    Spanish football’s ongoing rights shake-up continued during a fortnight in which collective selling was brought forward by the league and Mediapro was appointed its international marketing partner.

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    26 June 2015

    The beIN Media Group is on the verge of acquiring full control of the beIN Sports channels in Asia, having agreed a deal with MP & Silva for the agency’s 50-per-cent stake.

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    26 June 2015

    BeIN Sports and Abu Dhabi Media are bidding head-to-head for two major football properties in the Middle East and North Africa – England’s Premier League and Uefa’s European Qualifiers.

  • Date: 
    26 June 2015

    The Canadian Football League jumped at the chance to guarantee income well into the future by extending its deal with TSN late last month.

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Date: 
6 July 2015

Benfica TV, the pay-television channel operated by Portuguese Primeira Liga football club Benfica, has acquired rights for the top divisions of football in Italy and France.

  • Date: 
    6 July 2015

    Sony-owned Indian broadcaster Multi Screen Media has secured rights deals for the English FA Cup and Italian Serie A club football competitions.

  • Date: 
    6 July 2015

    The German Football League (DFL) will introduce new game windows on Monday evenings and Sunday afternoons for the Bundesliga’s next domestic broadcast rights tender, according to multiple media reports.

  • Date: 
    6 July 2015

    Andrea Radrizzani has said that his new pay-television sports channel Eleven Sports Network will not be able to compete for the rights in Singapore to football’s English Premier League.

  • Date: 
    6 July 2015

    Telecommunications firm UPC Ireland, a wholly-owned subsidiary of media company Liberty Global, has entered into an agreement with British private equity fund manager Doughty Hanson to acquire Irish commercial broadcaster TV3.

  • Date: 
    6 July 2015

    German public-service broadcasters ARD and ZDF have said that they were not given the opportunity to increase their bid for the rights to four editions of the Olympic Games from 2018 to 2024.