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Fox Sports Latin America and ESPN International were forced to increase their fee for the Uefa Champions League and Europa League pay-television rights in Latin America this month to see off aggressive rival bids from Qatari-owned broadcaster beIN Sports and Spanish telco Telefónica.

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    22 August 2014

    The International Tennis Federation is in advanced negotiations with Qatari pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports over a lucrative, long-term global rights deal for Davis Cup and Fed Cup tennis matches, TV Sports Markets understands.

  • Date: 
    22 August 2014

    Global channel syndicator Fox International Channels is no longer planning to launch its sports channels in Belgium, TV Sports Markets understands.

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    22 August 2014

    German pay-television broadcaster Sportdigital picked up the rights to four football leagues in recent weeks as it bolstered its international football programming.

  • Date: 
    22 August 2014

    Indian pay-television operator Sony Six is understood to have paid only a nominal sum to acquire the rights in the Indian subcontinent to the inaugural Champions Tennis League, the franchise-based tournament founded by former Indian player Vijay Amritraj.

  • Date: 
    22 August 2014

    German sports broadcaster Sport1 picked up the rights to the inaugural season of the Champions Hockey League ice hockey tournament for a small rights fee.

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Date: 
29 August 2014

The IMG agency has acquired exclusive international media rights for events operated by Concacaf, the governing body of football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.

  • Date: 
    29 August 2014

    The TV Media Sport agency has secured the television distribution rights for the 2014-15 season of Serie A, the top division of Italian football, across sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Date: 
    29 August 2014

    Swedish commercial and pay-television broadcaster TV4 has acquired rights for various American football events in the country over the next two years.

  • Date: 
    29 August 2014

    The Court of Appeal in Paris will hear the appeals of the Ligue Nationale de Rugby and pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus over the decision to suspend their rights deal for the Top 14 rugby union league on September 4.

  • Date: 
    29 August 2014

    The Spanish Football League (LFP) has broadened the reach of its online channel, La Liga TV, by making it available to mobile devices.

  • Date: 
    29 August 2014

    Irish pay-television broadcaster Setanta Sports has agreed a four-year rights deal with the Football Association of Ireland which includes exclusive live rights to the national team’s home friendly games.