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The MP & Silva agency this week said it was considering expanding “in a very big way” into new business areas, including sponsorship and production, and played down rumours of a split among its founding partners.

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    31 October 2014

    UK pay-television broadcaster BSkyB has moved to solidify its position as a broadcaster of top-class rugby union through two big deals.

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    31 October 2014

    Experts point to a number of factors, other than incumbency advantages, which made MP & Silva the overwhelming favourite to retain the international rights to Serie A this month.

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    31 October 2014

    The Premier League has a “moral obligation” to provide greater funding for grassroots football from the proceeds of its domestic media-rights sales, the UK’s Labour party said this week.

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    31 October 2014

    Italy’s Lega Serie A and its media adviser Infront Sports & Media can point to a near 60-per-cent increase in the value of the league’s international rights to claim that this month’s sales process was a success, despite drawing only three bids.

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    31 October 2014

    Greek pay-television broadcaster Nova picked up rights to France’s Ligue 1 earlier this month in an attempt to retain subscribers after losing Uefa Champions League and Europa League rights to rival OTE.

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31 October 2014

The NBC Sports Group division of US media company NBCUniversal has extended a rights deal for the Breeders’ Cup horseracing event.

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    31 October 2014

    The North American NBA basketball league has signed up a host of regional partners for its new NBA Sundays localised broadcast initiative.

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    31 October 2014

    Houston Astros MLB baseball and Houston Rockets NBA basketball games will be provided to a much wider television audience after a judge approved a bankruptcy reorganisation plan involving the two teams’ local rights-holder, Comcast SportsNet Houston.

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    31 October 2014

    The IEC in Sports and RDA TV agencies will provide free live streaming of Saturday’s USA v New Zealand rugby union international in 127 territories, through the backing of match presenting sponsor AIG.

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    31 October 2014

    The WWE wrestling organisation has revamped the subscription model for its WWE Network in an effort to attract more subscribers to the streaming service, adding that it is set to launch in the UK market in November.

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    31 October 2014

    Pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland has launched a new OTT platform that will allow subscribers to access premium sports content directly through the internet.