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The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has revealed that this year’s edition of its showpiece World Championships will be broadcast in more than 200 territories around the world.

The MP & Silva agency is on the look-out for new investment after revealing details of a group restructuring earlier this month, according to a report by the Thomson Financial newswire.

Boxing publication The Ring has said it will launch a live streaming and video on demand service next month.

The Professional Squash Association has cited its rights partnership with the Broadreach Media agency as a key driver behind record growth in television exposure of its events during the first half of 2015.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts series is planning to revamp Fight Pass after hiring former Yahoo! Sports and Rivals.com executive Eric Winter as the new general manager of the online viewing subscription service.

Football streaming platform fuboTV has raised an additional $4m (€3.7m) in funding in an effort to support its ongoing expansion plans.

Andrea Radrizzani has sold part of his shares to fellow MP & Silva co-founder Riccardo Silva as part of a restructuring process at the agency.

Social media platform Facebook is to stream live coverage of the 2015 Audi Cup pre-season football club tournament.

Chinese electronics company Ledman Optoelectronic has said its owner, Man Tie Li, is set to become the latest investor from the country in the Infront Sports & Media agency.

Premiership Rugby, the organising body for the top division of club rugby union in England, has signed a new international rights deal with the RDA TV agency and multinational telco Altice.

Netball World Cup Sydney 2015 has partnered with the Netball Live mobile app to enhance the national team tournament’s global coverage.

The global betting rights for Spain’s LaLiga will come to the market this summer, at a time when the betting rights market is reaching a fever pitch due to the aggressive entrance of the IMG Events & Media agency.

Interview with Michel Masquelier, chairman of IMG Events & Media, on the agency’s increasing expansion into the betting rights market.

The America’s Cup Event Authority has launched a dedicated live streaming service for the sailing event.

WME/IMG is currently operating 12 to 18 months ahead of financial projections following its takeover and is now focused on broadening its content base, according to the agency’s co-chief executive, Ari Emanuel.

The Sportsman Media Group agency has appointed Giuseppe Sampino as its new director of media rights.

The IMG Events & Media agency has agreed a deal to become the exclusive distributor of Barça TV, the official club television channel of Spanish Liga football club Barcelona.

The Wimbledon tennis championships may be steeped in tradition, but the All England Lawn Tennis Club has adopted a forward-thinking and pragmatic sales approach which is reaping dividends.