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Danish commercial broadcaster TV2 has targeted tennis rights, with the additions of the ATP Tour and Wimbledon to its portfolio over the last two months complementing its WTA rights.

Having been forced into an open tender by the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority, the Danish Superliga has secured a modest increase in its domestic media-rights income despite a lack of competition.

A new player has emerged that could shake up the Danish sport-rights market before the upcoming domestic Danish Superliga tender after a subsidiary of the country’s largest telco, TDC Group, sublicensed English Premier League rights from Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group.

Uefa has increased the value of Europa League media rights in Scandinavia by about 45 per cent in deals with TV2 in Norway and Discovery Communications in Denmark and Sweden.

The ATP is earning less from market-by-market sales in the Nordics than from the last cycle’s pan-regional deal, after Modern Times Group added World Tour rights in Norway and Sweden to its earlier Denmark deal last month. A separate deal has also been agreed in Finland with MTV3.

The Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has extended its media rights in Denmark to the Ski Classics series of long-distance skiing events

The Danish arm of Discovery Networks, the media group whose channel portfolio includes Kanal 5 and Eurosport, has dramatically reduced the cost of its sports streaming package in response to a distribution…

Canal Digital, the Danish pay-TV platform, has added Sport Live, a channel that focuses on smaller sports properties in Denmark, to its package structure

International sports broadcaster Eurosport has agreed a two-year deal with the International Tennis Federation for rights to the Davis Cup finals in six of its markets

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Modern Times Group has opted for ATP World Tour rights instead of extending its coverage of the Women’s Tennis Association Tour, TV Sports Markets understands.

The Infront Sports & Media agency signed off relatively lucrative long-term deals for ice hockey’s World Championship in three markets last month.

Strong competition in the Nordics between established media groups and an as-yet unidentified player helped the Premier League double its income in the region – continuing the remarkable start to its new international sales cycle.

Danish commercial broadcaster TV2 last week agreed a deal for National Basketball Association rights to bolster its sport content ahead of the launch of its dedicated sports channel.

The Danish Superliga has increased its domestic rights fee despite limited competition by offering its rights for six years – an option opened up by a change in policy by the country’s competition authority.

Interview with Peter Nørrelund, head of sport for commercial and pay-television broadcaster Modern Times Group, on the broadcaster’s deal for Danish Superliga football rights from 2015-16 to 2020-21.

Interview with Claus Thomsen, chief executive of the Divisionsforeningen, the body which sells Danish Superliga rights, on the league’s six-year deals with Modern Times Group and SBS Discovery Media.

Statement from Søren Bo Rasmussen, head of the media division at the Danish Competition Authority, the Konkurrencestyrelsen, on why the regulator allowed six-year domestic broadcast deals with Modern Times Group and SBS Discovery Media for the Superliga.

CAA Eleven busts the pan-Nordic broadcaster consortium to go market by market with the European Qualifiers and Euro 2016

The Swedish league explains why it sold its rights without a tender; TV4 Group looks to sell C More.

ASO, IMG and Infront all have big cycling ambitions. That could be bad news for UK's SweetSpot

Rai pays less for Giro rights and more for production, but the real money will be made abroad

Handball deal is latest sign of Canal Plus fightback against aggressive Al Jazeera

Ben Speight, head of SportBusiness Intelligence, analyses how last month’s handball World Championship proved a big draw in Spain, Germany and Denmark T

Broadcasters find they can live without the FA Cup in hard times

Scandinavian precedent shows that the Premier League's limit on 3pm broadcasts will not necessarily affect rights prices

Discovery explains how Eurosport deal fits its strategy