TV RIGHTS DEALS 2: Boxing, golf, motorcycling, rugby, swimming and tennis

Boxing: German commercial broadcaster RTL acquired the exclusive rights for the next five fights of the Klitschko brothers, Vladimir and Vitali, in a deal with the Klitschko Management Group worth a reported €15m ($18.6m). The deal followed Vitali’s victory against Polish challenger Albert Sosowski, which drew 6.71 million viewers to RTL, its lowest Klitschko audience since it started covering the brothers’ fights in 2006.

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