Danish league holds its value but Canal 9 loses key content

Football: Korean media group SBS acquired the rights to the 2018 and 2022 Fifa World Cups in a deal worth between $180m (€124m) and $200m (see story this issue).

EBU’s Euro 2012 subsidiary in talks ... IAAF still needs to close big deals ... More increases for Uefa

MTG breaks records with monster bid for Champions League; Canal Plus hits back with preemptive Norway deal

Football: France’s football league, the Ligue de Football Professionnel, sold the domestic rights to the top division, Ligue 1, for four years, 2012-13 to 2015-16, to pay-television operator Canal Plus a…

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

The Sportfive agency is on the verge of a breakthrough in Scandinavia for its Olympic Games rights

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…

Serie A punch-up to be followed by survey ... Starhub stocks up channel ... Danish delay after lowball bids ... Hearn takes Prizefighter to US

Athletics: Italian public-service broadcaster Rai acquired rights for the IAAF World Athletics Series, including the World Championships, in a three-year deal, from 2011 to 2013, with the IEC in Sports…

Cost-conscious Modern Times Group loses ice hockey World Championship after broadcasting it for over 20 years.

Danish football league offers extra packages after competition authority bans single-buyer deal again.

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,…

Boxing: Triumph Media Group extended its deal with Klitshcko Management Group covering the distribution of the global media rights to the 2011 fights of Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko

Eurosport extends Bundesliga deal until end of 2014-15 season

Nordic region sees most radical Olympic tender process in Europe so far

Bonnier predicted to take TV2 Norway stake and ramp up co-operation with Telenor.

Handball: Danish commercial broadcaster TV2 acquired the rights for the Danish men’s and women’s national teams and leagues in a four-year deal, from 2011-12 to 2014-15, with the rights-holders, the Dan…