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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

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…

Football: Qatar-based satellite broadcaster Al Jazeera acquired the

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: Benfica TV, the club channel of Portuguese Liga club Benfica, acquired rights for 180 matches featuring a range of clubs and national teams taking place between now and December 2011