Belarus

The Saran Media agency has expanded its multi-year partnership with the All England Lawn Tennis Club to take in rights to the Wimbledon Championships in a further nine markets.

Pay-television sports broadcaster Setanta Sports Eurasia has agreed a rights deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts series.

Belarusian public-service broadcaster TVR has acquired rights for tournaments operated by the Women’s Tennis Association, which operates the leading professional women’s tennis tour.

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

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

Pan-regional pay-television broadcaster Setanta Sports Eurasia has acquired rights for the top domestic football divisions in Italy and France from the MP & Silva agency

Belarusian cable-television operator MTIS has agreed a carriage deal with Viasat Sport, the pay-television channel that is owned by Modern Times Group, the multi-territory commercial and pay-television…

The Sportfive agency invited offers for the rights for the 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games in Belarus. The deadline for the offers is 5pm central European time on May 14

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