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US media group Discovery continues to push for dominance over tennis in Europe, acquiring exclusive rights to the ATP World Tour in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania.

Media group AMC Networks has paid a significant increase to renew its rights to European Handball Federation events in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, having missed out on several key properties over the last 18 months.

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…

The Mediapro agency has sealed several last-minute deals with IMG and Saran Media across Eastern Europe for rights to Spain’s LaLiga, after cancelling its deal with MP & Silva.

LaLiga has taken back its rights in a series of Eastern European countries from the MP & Silva agency and will re-tender them, TV Sports Markets understands.

Media group AMC Networks acquired rights to the Swedish Hockey League in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, bolstering its ice hockey portfolio

Pay-television broadcaster O2 has renewed rights to Women’s Tennis Association events in the Czech Republic for a further three years, from 2020 to 2022.

Pay-television broadcaster Digi Sport has renewed its rights to the English Premier League in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, from 2019-20

The World Baseball Softball Confederation has said it will provide a global live stream of all matches from the 2019 men’s Softball World Championship on video-sharing platform YouTube, while it has a…

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The Pragosport agency last month extended its deal for global rights to the Czech First League – the Czech Republic’s top-tier football league – and immediately secured a domestic deal with pay-television broadcaster O2 for rights in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

After almost an entire season without Bundesliga coverage in the Czech Republic – and limited coverage in Slovakia – the Pragosport agency has this month struck a deal covering both territories.

Uefa has more than doubled the value of its club competitions in Czech Republic and Slovakia by striking an exclusive deal for the Champions League with pay-television broadcaster O2.

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.

Czech public-service broadcaster Česká Televize acquired rights to the 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games from Discovery Communications this week, paying substantially more than the value of the 2014 and 2016 Games in the country.

The aggressiveness of telco Telekom Srbija was a driving factor in increases in the value of the rights to the Uefa Champions League and Europa League in the Balkans.

Media rights income for Euroleague basketball is likely to be about the same in the 2014-15 season as it was last season, partly due to difficulties in Russia, one of the sport’s key markets.

The Pragosport agency is understood to have broken even on its deal for the Czech football league following two broadcast deals it agreed at the end of last month.

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.

Pragosport deal is boost for Czech football league

ASO, as usual, holds the key to planned cycling shake-up

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

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

Silva set to add a year to Open deal

Football: Fifa, football’s world governing body, agreed deals with pan-European broadcaster Eurosport and US network Fox for rights to the Club World Cup.

Football: The ISM agency acquired the rights in Indonesia to the 2014 Fifa World Cup in a deal worth $55m (€40m). ISM sold the rights to the Bakrie Group for about $60m (page 9).

Action Sports: Apparent Gravity Media, the US-based distributor of action sports and motorsports, agreed a number of deals for the Dew Action Sports Tour and the AMA Motocross Championship series