Media

RTL Klub, the Hungarian unit of German media giant Bertelsmann , has won the broadcast rights until 2006 for Formula One motor racing, event organiser Hungaroring Rt has said.

Sportech, the London stock exchange-listed pools promotion, internet gaming, telephone betting, lotteries and lottery management company, has been awarded one of the first three online casino licences in the British Isles.

The Incepta Group has expanded its marketing services offering through the acquisition of the two leading UK sponsorship consultancies: Karen Earl Limited and Redmandarin – both of which are heavily involved in sport.

The Athens 2004 Olympic organising committee (ATHOC) has signed a deal with Athens International Airport as it ramps up plans for the Games.

Michael Jordan – the man who revolutionised athlete endorsements - has decided not to hold a news conference this week to announce whether he is coming out of retirement because of last week's terror attacks in New York and Washington.

Formula One world champions Ferrari will strip their vehicles of all sponsorship this weekend as a mark of respect to the victims of the US terror attacks.

Formula One world champions Ferrari will strip their vehicles of all sponsorship this weekend as a mark of respect to the victims of the US terror attacks.

The Press Association (PA) has become the official collector and distributor of on-course information by the UK’s horse racing governing body the British Horseracing Board (BHB) and the Racecourse Association (RCA), the owners of the rights to horse racing.

The Greg Norman International, which offers the highest purse, the best field and the biggest crowds on Australia's golfing calendar, has been scrapped after a dispute between the promoters and the Australasian PGA Tour.

UK Athletics has signed a five-year, £20m ($29.3m/B

The Seven Network and Soccer Australia have confirmed broadcast plans for the 2001/2002 soccer season.

Nasdaq-listed racetrack owners Churchill Downs Inc (CDI) will resume normal business operations at its six racetracks and nine off-track betting locations.

MP Web, the new media company of Milan-based sports marketers Media Partners Group, and Italian Serie A soccer club AC Parma have signed an exclusive management agreement for the official website of AC Parma until 2009.

English Rugby League team the London Broncos confirmed to sportbusiness.com that, contrary to earlier reports, no decision on who would take over from Virgin as the new owners of the club would be made until next week.

Leading Greek soccer club Olympiakos is planning to build a new stadium following the break down of talks with the club’s current stadium owners, the Greek Olympic Committee (GOC).

The Union of European Basketball Leagues (ULEB) has hit back at FIBA’s decision to pull out of Europe’s premier club tournament, the Euroleague.

England Rugby, the new joint venture between the Rugby Football Union and Premier Rugby, has appointed the largest independent television production company in the UK, TWI, to handle its sales of international television rights in overseas markets.