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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…

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

Saran Media, the Turkish media-rights agency, has extended its contract for the rights to tennis Grand Slam tournament Wimbledon for a further two years in a deal covering 13 territories

The Saran Media agency has acquired exclusive rights in a host of Caucasus and Central Asian countries to the English FA Cup club football competition

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

Madrid-headquartered International Sports Broadcasting has officially retained its position as the host broadcaster of the European Games for next year’s edition of the multi-sport event in Minsk, adding rights distribution to its contract.

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Football: Uefa, European football’s governing body, agreed free-to-air rights deals in Portugal for Euro 2012 with public-service broadcaster RTP and commercial broadcasters SIC and TVI.

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: Spanish pay-television operator Digital Plus acquired Champions League rights in a three-year deal, from 2012-13 to 2014-15

Football: German pay-televison broadcaster Premiere is set to sign a two-year deal, said to be worth €350m (£235m), with the Deutsche Fussball Liga for football’s Bundesliga.  Th

Football: German public-service broadcasters ARD and ZDF acquired the rights for up to 49 matches in football’s 2006 World Cup from Swiss agency Infront Sports & Media.

Sportfive, Kentaro, IMG get plenty of ties against the big five teams; Infront do not fare so well

Football: Free-to-air broadcasters HRT (Croatia), RUV (Iceland) and TV3 (Slovenia), acquired exclusive live rights to all 31 matches of Euro 2008 in deals with the Sportfive agency, which is marketing…

Pan-European broadcaster acquires content specifically for the region for the first time.