Bahrain

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Football: UK commercial broadcaster ITV and pay-television broadcaster ESPN acquired the rights for the Uefa Europa League in three-year deals, from 2012-13 to 2014-15, with the Team Marketing agency,…

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,…

Football: Pan-African broadcaster Supersport acquired the Nigerian rights for the English Premier League in a three-year deal, from 2010-11 to 2012-13, worth $110m (€85m).

Football television rights values in the Netherlands are plunging, with pay-channel Sport1 succeeding in getting massive rights-fee reductions on key contracts.

Football: Pay-operator Setanta Sports agreed a four-year extension deal with the Scottish Premier League.

Abu Dhabi Media will exploit its exclusive Ultimate Fighting Championship media rights via a new OTT platform dedicated specifically to broadcasting fights across 21 territories in the Middle East and…

Qatar-based pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has come under further sanctions in the Middle East region following action taken in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

The B4 Capital agency has acquired the international media rights to games played by Bahrain’s national football team.

Manchester United has agreed a deal with Saudi telecommunications company STC for the English Premier League football club’s in-house MUTV channel to be shown in three Gulf territories.

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Cricket:  Indian public-service broadcaster Doordarshan was awarded the domestic rights to the upcoming India v Pakistan series by the Madras High Court, which was ruling on the case brought by Indian broadcaster Zee Telefilms.

Formula One television rights fees in the Middle East are set to triple