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Sport1’s deal last week for the rights to the National Hockey League means the sports broadcaster now has exclusive rights to each of the four top North American sports leagues.

Middle East market could be set to heat up again as Abu Dhabi Media lands European Qualifiers

First European deals point to increase despite some drops

Finnish deal takes Infront closer to global control of skiing rights but agency denies that it paid a strategic fee for the rights

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

Dip in second-party World Cup qualifier values in key markets

Lockout hurt NBA but now broadcasters are returning

FA up in Europe despite weaker rights package and recession

Football: Korean IPTV broadcaster Spo TV acquired the rights to the Uefa Champions League and Europa League for the three-year period from 2012-13 to 2014-15 for $11.1m (€8m) (page 2).

FA set for 50% boost...Spo TV ousts incumbents in Korea...Euroleague on the up...Pacquiao ppv numbers...Box Nation gets encryption deal

Basketball: US Asian-focused sports network One World Sports acquired exclusive rights for Chinese basketball’s top-tier league, the CBA, in a multi-year deal with the Infront Sports & Media agency, m…

EBU members wary as ORF lowballing nearly backfires

American Football: Indian broadcaster Ten Sports, owned by pay-television operator Zee, acquired the rights to the Elite Football League of India in a multi-year deal