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TV RIGHTS CLIPS 1: End to Singapore World Cup stalemate and other football deals

Football: Singapore telecoms companies Starhub and SingTel acquired the rights for the 2010 Fifa World Cup in non-exclusive deals worth about $17m (€13m), brokered by the Football Media Services agency. The deal includes internet and mobile rights. The two operators will offer simultaneous coverage across two dedicated channels, priced at S$66 ($48/€37) before May 30 and S$88 thereafter.

Football: German telecoms company Deutsche Telekom acquired mobile rights for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. It will stream all 64 matches of the World Cup live, as well as archive footage, pre- and post-match reports and match summaries. Users can access all the World Cup content for €4.95 per month in June and July, or pay €1.95 for a single day’s access.

Football: Cable and satellite broadcaster Eurosport France acquired the rights for Monday night matches from France’s second-tier Ligue 2 in a two-year deal covering the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons worth €10m ($13m) per season with the Ligue de Football Professionnel.

Football: The Belgian Football Association extended its domestic national team deals in Flanders with public-service broadcaster VRT and in Wallonia with commercial broadcaster RTL-TVI. The deals cover the four seasons from 2010-11 to 2013-14. Walloon broadcasters RTBF, AB3 and Exqi and Flemish commercial broadcaster VT4 also bid.

Football: New Zealand pay-television operator Sky acquired rights for the 2010 English FA Cup final between Chelsea and Portsmouth in a deal agreed one day before the match was played.

Football: Pan-Nordic broadcaster TV4 Group acquired the exclusive broadcast rights for Euro 2012 in Denmark and Norway (page 7). The deal brought the value of Euro 2012 rights across Denmark, Norway and Sweden to about €45m ($57.6m). The rights in Sweden were sold last autumn to TV4 Group, Nordic telco Telenor and Swedish public service broadcaster SVT.

Football: TV4 Group acquired the rights for four Euro 2012 qualifiers featuring the Denmark and Norway national teams, in two deals worth around €600,000 to €650,000 each. The first deal was with the Sportfive agency for rights in the four Nordic countries for Iceland v Denmark and Iceland v Norway. The second deal was with the IMG agency for second-party rights for Cyprus v Denmark and Cyprus v Norway.

Football: TV4 Group acquired the rights in Denmark, Norway and Sweden for Italy's Serie A in a two-season deal, 2010-11 and 2012-13, with the MP & Silva agency, worth around €10m per season.

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