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The Mediapro agency has sealed several last-minute deals with IMG and Saran Media across Eastern Europe for rights to Spain’s LaLiga, after cancelling its deal with MP & Silva.

LaLiga has taken back its rights in a series of Eastern European countries from the MP & Silva agency and will re-tender them, TV Sports Markets understands.

Uefa Champions League and Europa League rights will increase in value throughout Albania, Kosovo and the Baltics – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – from the 2018-19 season, TV Sports Markets has learned.

Uefa, European football’s governing body, last month secured a strong increase in the value of its national team media rights from telco Digitalb in Albania and Kosovo.

Sportfive, left reeling by Uefa snub, says 'not at any price'

Italy’s Lega Serie A last week announced new deals for its club-competition rights covering a host of markets.

The MP & Silva agency has extended its partnership with LaLiga through a deal to distribute media rights to the top division of Spanish club football in five European markets.

Tour de France organiser Amaury Sport Organisation has said the 2016 edition of the cycling race will have new broadcast partners as it prepares to commence tomorrow (Saturday).

The Formula E electric car-racing championship has agreed a new broadcast rights deal in Iceland, along with extending existing agreements in Albania and Cyprus.

Features

Lockout hurt NBA but now broadcasters are returning

Football: The Comcast-NBCU network acquired rights to US football’s Major League Soccer in a three-season deal, from 2012 until the end of 2014, worth $10 (€7m) to $12m per season, with Soccer United Mar…

Athletics: The International Association of Athletics Federations secured deals for the 2011 World Championships and other events in the Netherlands, Iceland, Russia, Switzerland, Serbia, Albania, Croatia…

Kentaro hits the German jackpot, Sportfive stoical on draw

IAAF says IEC was right not to undersell its rights in Spain

Football: Pan-regional broadcaster Al Jazeera Sport acquired the rights for Fifa competitions between 2015 and 2022, including the 2018 and 2022 World Cup The deal covers cable, satellite, terrestrial,…

Big increases in the US and Japan the highlights of a successful round of sales for Traffic Sports.

Football: UK public-service broadcaster BBC Scotland acquired live television rights for Scotland’s four away fixtures in their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, concluding against Spain in October 2011.

Football: Nepalese media buying agency Media Hub Private Limited acquired the rights in Nepal for the 2010 Fifa World Cup in a deal with ESPN Star Sports

BSkyB picks up England games; League solves Eastern problems; Romanian dilemma for Ecclestone; Sportschau ratings hold, share slips

Basketball: US cable sports channel Versus acquired rights for 16 games of the 2009-10 season of the NBA Develop-ment League, the official minor league basketball competition, in a deal with the NBA.

The major agencies are battling to add to their football federation portfolios in the countdown to the Euro 2012 qualifying draw next month.

Increase in European media rights fees a sign of increasing value of Premier League even in Europe's developed markets.

Polish commercial broadcaster Polsat is set to sublicense live Champions League rights to state broadcaster TVP

Football: German pay-televison broadcaster Premiere is set to sign a two-year deal, said to be worth €350m (£235m), with the Deutsche Fussball Liga for football’s Bundesliga.  Th