TV RIGHTS CLIPS 1: Football: World Cup, Premier League, Serie A and other deals

Football: French commercial broadcaster TF1 sublicensed rights for the 2010 World Cup to public-service broadcaster France Télévisions and pay-broadcaster Canal Plus in deals worth a combined €33m ($44.6m). TF1, which paid €120m in total for the World Cup, retains exclusive rights for 27 of the 64 matches, including the opening match, all matches involving France, the third-place play-off, semi-finals and the final. France Télévisions will pay €25m for 34 matches, including two quarter-finals. Canal Plus will pay €8m for 37 matches live, including eight exclusively. Canal Plus will show all other matches delayed and a nightly magazine programme.

Football: Norwegian commercial operator TV2 acquired exclusive television, internet and mobile rights for the English Premier League in a three-year deal worth around €70m ($94.6m).

Football: Chinese pay-television broadcaster Win TV acquired the rights for England’s Premier League, renewing an existing deal for a further three years for the period from 2010-11 to 2012-13, paying $37m (€27.4m).

Football: Norwegian pay-operator TV2 Sport extended its pay-television rights for a package of five matches from the top-tier domestic league, the Tippeliga, in a two-year deal covering 2011 and 2012. TV2 is paying about NKr27m (€3.4m/$4.6m) per year.

Football: The IMG agency will distribute the rights for Italy’s Serie A and Serie B in the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons in the UK and Ireland, Netherlands, Russia, Turkey and the former Yugoslavia under a two-year deal with the MP & Silva agency.

Football: Italian public-service broadcaster Rai acquired the Italian language rights for Serie A and Serie B in the Americas, Oceania and Sub-Saharan Africa, in a two-year deal with the MP&Silva agency, covering the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons. The deal was brokered by Rai’s commercial arm, Rai Trade, which will also co-distribute with MP&Silva the broadcast rights in other languages in the same territories.

Football: African pay-operator Supersport acquired rights for the German Bundesliga in more than 40 countries in central and south Africa, in a deal beginning last week and running to the end of 2011-12.

Football: Modern Times Group basic-tier channel Viasat 1 acquired rights for the Uefa Champions League in Ghana in a deal running until the end of the 2011-12 season. The deal includes rights for the Uefa Super Cup.

Football: Pan-regional state-broadcaster Kuwait TV acquired the rights for the Ukrainian Premier League in 21 territories in the Middle East and North Africa in a deal with the IMG agency.

Football: French digital channel Direct 8 sublicensed rights for the third-tier Championnat National to public-service broadcaster France Télévisions and pay-broadcaster Eurosport France in two-and-a-half-year deals. The deals cover the rest of this season and until 2011-12. Direct 8 said last August that the league was “too local” for the channel.

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