SportBusiness Media staff

Pay-television broadcaster BeIN Media Group has renewed exclusive rights in the US for the top divisions of football in Spain, Italy and France.

Paul Goze, the president of the Ligue Nationale de Rugby, has said that the auction for the domestic rights to the Top 14, the top division of rugby union in France, will take place before the end of January.

The tension between the organisers of golf’s Royal Trophy and EurAsia Cup has escalated after the family of Seve Ballesteros accused the European Tour of showing “disrespect” to the deceased major winner by suggesting he would support the latter event.

Pay-television sports broadcaster SuperSport, which operates in sub-Saharan Africa, has agreed a multi-year television and digital rights partnership with North American basketball league the NBA.

Ultimate Fighting Championship has agreed a deal with Televisa Networks to air UFC in 20 Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America and launch a new pay-television network.

Uefa has confirmed new broadcast rights deals in the United States, Latin America and Turkey for the qualification competitions to Euro 2016 and the 2018 Fifa World Cup.

Owners of the Los Angles Dodgers MLB team, Guggenheim Baseball Management, are being forced to rework their local rights deal with Time Warner Cable, according to the New York Post.

The International Ice Hockey Federation has issued an invitation-to-tender for the commercial rights to a new European club competition, which aims to launch in 2014.

A federal appeals court has ruled Comcast did not discriminate against the Tennis Channel by placing it on a different cable television subscription tier to its own sports network.

French digital terrestrial television channel TMC has secured the exclusive live domestic broadcast rights to the 2013 Fifa Confederations Cup.

France’s Sports Minister, Valerie Fourneyron, has warned the French Tennis Federation the French Open tennis grand slam must remain on free-to-air television.

Golf’s European Tour has launched a free online television channel providing video on demand highlights of the organisation’s tournaments.