Tennis: The MP & Silva agency acquired the European rights outside France for the French Open in a five-year deal, from 2012 to 2017, with the Fédération Française de Tennis, the French tennis federation. The agency outbid the European Broadcasting Union, the IMG Media agency and a joint bid from the Sportfive and IEC in Sports agencies.
Tennis: Canadian cable channel TSN renewed its rights deal for the French Open for six years, from 2011 to 2016, with the Fédération Française de Tennis. TSN has acquired exclusive rights in Canada, including French-language rights, for its sister network RDS.
Tennis: Swiss public-service broadcaster SRG-SSR acquired television, radio and other media rights for the Swiss Indoors Basel ATP World Tour 500 tournament in a four-year deal, from 2011 to 2014, with the organiser. SRG-SSR will produce the international television signal for the event under the deal.
Tennis: The IEC in Sports agency acquired the television rights for six World Tennis Association tournaments in the Asia Pacific region for 2011. The deal covers events in Kuala Lumpur, Auckland, Pattaya, Tashkent, Guangzhou and the season-ending Tournament of Champions in Bali. It also includes an agreement with the China Tennis Association to exclusively manage all television rights for the Guangzhou event for the next three years.
Volleyball: The IEC in Sports agency agreed a deal with the Confédération Européenne de Volleyball, European volleyball’s governing body, to distribute the television rights of the 2011 Beach Volleyball European Championship.
Winter sports: German public-service broadcasters ARD and ZDF and the Deutsche Skiverband, the national skiing federation, signed a memorandum of understanding extending their rights deal for four seasons, from 2011-12 to 2014-15.