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The Mediapro agency has acquired the domestic and international media rights to 39 of the 42 clubs from the Primera Liga and Segunda Liga, the top two divisions of Spanish club football, in one season-deals for the 2015-16 season.

  • Date: 
    25 July 2014

    Fifa, football’s world governing body, said that Host Broadcast Services, the World Cup host broadcaster, had provided its media partners for the 2014 competition in Brazil with “more and better” coverage compared to the 2010 and 2006 tournaments.

  • Date: 
    25 July 2014

    Indian pay-television channel Sony Six is thought to have faced no competition when agreeing a one-year extension to its rights deal for the Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 cricket competition.

  • Date: 
    25 July 2014

    The Swiss football federation last week renewed its deal with long-term broadcast partner, public-service broadcaster SRG SSR.

  • Date: 
    25 July 2014

    Public-service broadcaster NOS earlier this month renewed its Dutch ice skating rights with the national federation in a deal which will cover the next Olympic cycle.

  • Date: 
    25 July 2014

    Pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus beat competition from main rival beIN Sports to pick up third-party European Qualifier football rights in France earlier this month.

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Date: 
25 July 2014

UK pay-television broadcaster BSkyB has confirmed deals to acquire media company 21st Century Fox’s 100 per cent stake in Sky Italia and 57.4 per cent interest in Sky Deutschland, bringing together the leading pay-television businesses in three of Europe’s four biggest markets.

  • Date: 
    25 July 2014

    Eurosport France, the French arm of pan-regional broadcaster Eurosport, has extended its rights deal for the Tour de France through 2020 in a five-year agreement struck with the cycling race’s organiser Amaury Sports Organisation.

  • Date: 
    25 July 2014

    UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport has signed a deal with the British Basketball governing body to show Great Britain’s home qualifying matches for the EuroBasket 2015 national team tournament.

  • Date: 
    25 July 2014

    Digital sports video agency SendtoNews has entered into a media partnership with Canadian public-service broadcaster CBC for its coverage of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games multi-sport event.

  • Date: 
    25 July 2014

    Pac-12 Networks, the content and multi-platform media company for the Pac-12 US college sports conference, is to distribute programming to international audiences through a subscription channel on video-sharing website YouTube.

  • Date: 
    25 July 2014

    British-based satellite and broadcast production company SIS Live has claimed it is still owed £29m (€36.4m/$49.6m) from its production contract for the 2010 Commonwealth Games multi-sport event, which was hosted in New Delhi, India.