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Pay-television broadcaster All Media Baltics used its pan-regional competitive advantage to retain  English Premier League’s rights in the Baltics without a hefty increase in cost.

The English Premier League has increased the value of its rights in 27 territories across Central and Eastern Europe, and Central Asia in two separate deals, after carving out Bulgaria to capitalise on…

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.

LaLiga has increased the value of its rights in 13 European and Asian markets by about 20 per cent in a single deal with the Advisers Media International agency.

Uefa has earned a significant increase in the value of its national team rights across Eastern Europe, justifying its decision to sell market-by-market in the region.

Commercial and pay-television broadcaster All Media Baltics has secured English Premier League rights across Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for a further three seasons, from 2019-20

Sweden-based agency Commercial Sports Media has branched out into a new sport by striking a partnership with A Lyga, the top division of club football in Lithuania

Coverage of the 2018-19 season of the Liga ACB, the top division of basketball in Spain, will be available in 140 countries after the league distributed its rights in-house.

The Saran Media agency has acquired exclusive rights for Serie A, the top division of Italian football, in 14 Eastern European territories

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Polish public-service broadcaster TVP has paid an increase of over 40 per cent to acquire rights to the 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games from media group Discovery Communications.

Modern Times Group has renewed its English Premier League rights in the Baltics, paying a decent increase compared with its current deal.

Increasing the value of its media rights is an essential bargaining chip for the Euroleague as it faces a threat to its long-term survival from Fiba, the sport’s global governing body.

Saran brothers sports-rights ambitions expand beyond Turkey; Perform and IMG take different routes to crack Turkish market; Super Lig deal probed

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

This week’s BBC deal for the rights to four editions of the Olympic Games has taken the International Olympic Committee to $1.0

Lockout hurt NBA but now broadcasters are returning

North One in race against the clock to hold on to rally rights

EBU members wary as ORF lowballing nearly backfires

Football: Italy’s top football league, Lega Serie A, sold its domestic live rights for three seasons from 2012-13 for €829m ($1.136bn) per year. Sa

Athletics: The IEC in Sports agency agreed deals with free-to-air broadcasters in five European countries for the rights for the World Athletics Series from 2011 to 2013, including the athletics World…

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: The MP & Silva agency extended its agreement with Arsenal Broadband Limited, the digital arm of English Premier League club Arsenal, for a further three years, covering the 2013-14 to 2015-16…

Resurgent competition between pay-television operators Modern Times Group and Canal Plus is driving up fees in the Nordics.