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Football: Portuguese agency PPTV acquired the television and marketing rights for the Portuguese Liga club Sporting Lisbon in a five-year deal, from 2013-14 to 2017-18, worth about €108m ($135m).

IMG has bought the overseas rights for the league in a deal brokered by agency Muy Manero.

Football: Spanish commercial broadcaster Telecinco acquired the rights for eight matches from this year’s Fifa World Cup in a deal with Prisa-owned pay-broadcaster Sogecable.

The Brazilian agency Traffic says it can wait until the end of the year to sell Latin American rights for the Copa América.

American Football: Canadian commercial broadcaster CTV extended its existing deal for NFL matches, including the playoffs and the Super Bowl game, for four more years from 2010 to 2013

Football: Italian digital-terrestrial pay-broadcaster Dahlia acquired a package of live Serie A rights covering the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons in a two-year deal worth €63m ($90m), brokered by the Infront S…

Football: Portuguese commercial broadcaster SIC sublicensed the rights for 18 of the 56 matches from next year’s Fifa World Cup from public-service broadcaster RTP.

Football: UK public-service broadcaster the BBC extended its deal for Premier League highlights for a further three years, from 2010-11 to 2012-13, paying £173m (€185m/ $237m).

Football: The Deutsche Fussball Liga (DFL), representing the top two tiers of German football, Bundesliga 1 and Bundesliga 2, agreed a number of media rights deals covering the four-year period from 2009-10…

A Latin American deal for the next two football World Cups in 2010 and 2014 may have to be renegotiated, with local broadcasters struggling to meet rights fee payments against the background of global recession.

Globo said that it was in talks with the Team Marketing agency about the possibility of acquiring rights for European football’s Champions League competition from 2009-10 to 2011-12.

Argentinian television is getting a more realistic attitude from foreign rights-holders, according to the TyC Sports cable channel

Champions League too expensive, does not attract good audiences, difficult to schedule

The revival of the India-Pakistan hockey test series after an interval of five years has attracted high television interest.

Eight of the world’s Top 10 leagues for domestic audiovisual revenue are European and two Latin American, according to a new report comparing rights deals by TV Sports Markets.

African deal paves the way for IMG contract extension

Rugby World Cup viewing in Europe, Oceania, Argentina, South Africa

Football: Austrian public-service broadcaster ORF acquired the rights for all 31 matches of the Euro 2008 tournament in a deal worth €10m (£7m). 

Football: France’s Ligue de Football Professionnel agreed new deals for top-tier Ligue 1.