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There are three main reasons why the National Basketball Association secured a 180-per-cent increase in the value of its domestic media rights this month, according to US rights experts.

  • Date: 
    17 October 2014

    Giles Clarke, the head of the International Cricket Council’s media-rights negotiation team, hailed this month’s deal with Rupert Murdoch’s Star pay-television operations as “hugely positive for the game around the world.”

  • Date: 
    17 October 2014

    The Spanish football league outlined plans to launch its own channel in 2016 at a panel discussion chaired by TV Sports Markets this month at Sportel in Monaco.

  • Date: 
    17 October 2014

    France Télévisions last week agreed a deal covering the European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup, taking European Professional Club Rugby to a strong rights fee from the French market.

  • Date: 
    17 October 2014

    The Sauerland boxing agency suffered a cut in the value of its events as commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 replaced incumbent rights-holder ARD.

  • Date: 
    17 October 2014

    Dorna Sports, the commercial rights-holder of the MotoGP racing championship, secured a decent increase in its rights fee from the German market in a deal with Eurosport late last month.

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Date: 
24 October 2014

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has struck a deal in principle to renew a media rights contract with the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU), the national governing body of rugby union, and its Sanzar partners in the southern hemisphere.