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Greek public-service broadcaster ERT will recoup almost a quarter of its investment on the first two years of its deal for Formula One motor racing championship rights in a ‘cash plus content’ sublicensing agreement with pay-television broadcaster Cosmote.

Formula One rights in Greece will remain with incumbent rights-holders ERT and Cosmote in the next cycle, after a brief period of negotiation with local rights-broker, the Asset Ogilvy advertising agency

Greek pay-television broadcaster Cosmote has seen off stiff competition from rival Nova to renew its English Premier League rights in Greece

Greek public-service broadcaster ERT has renewed rights to the Greek Basket League for a further two seasons and is set to pick up rights to a host of other domestic sports leagues

After months of negotiations the seven clubs in Greece’s Super League without media-rights deals for the 2018-19 season last week found a home with public-service broadcaster ERT.

Greek public-service broadcaster ERT and pay-television broadcaster Cosmote have agreed sublicensing deals involving rights to the Champions League, Europa League and Formula One

Greek public-service broadcaster ERT has announced that it has acquired rights to the French Open for the next three years, adding yet more content to its new ERT Sports channel

Greek commercial broadcaster Skai has agreed a rights deal with US wrestling organisation WWE. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it covers WWE’s flagship programs, Raw and SmackDown.

Greek commercial broadcaster Open TV has acquired rights to the semi-finals and final of this seasons Copa del Rey, Spanish football’s top club cup competition.

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The added content provided by the Nations League will push the value of Uefa national-team rights in Greece up by more than 30 per cent from 2018-19, TV Sports Markets understands.

The NBA has increased the value of its rights in Greece via a two-season renewal with pay-television broadcaster Cosmote this week.

The value of French Ligue 1 rights in Greece and Cyprus is set for a small increase in a renewed deal with pay-television broadcaster Nova.

The Greek government will offer the country’s domestic football clubs a massive increase in media-rights revenue, but only if they agree to a series of demands including a restructuring of the league system.

Patrick Comninos, chief executive of the Basketball Champions League, spoke to media at the Fiba Final Four event last week about Greek basketball club Panathinaikos reported interest in joining the competition.

The Asset Ogilvy agency has made a small profit from selling on Spanish LaLiga rights in Greece and Cyprus, following renewals with pay-television broadcasters Cosmote and PrimeTel.

Greek pay-television broadcaster Nova has struck media-rights deals with eight Superleague clubs, effectively marking the end of the league’s collective rights selling.

Greek pay-television broadcaster Cosmote’s new deal with Uefa will significantly increase the number of national team matches it can broadcast at no extra cost.

Competition between sports-rights agencies has helped Spain’s LaLiga grow the value of its media rights in several new deals across Europe.

Rights in Greece to Spain’s LaLiga have increased in value by about 50 per cent, while German Bundesliga rights have stayed flat in deals this month with Asset Ogilvy and Cosmote respectively.

Domestic media rights to the Greek Superleague are back on the market after pay-television broadcaster Nova decided against activating a one-season extension to its current deal.

The value of Uefa Champions League and Europa League rights in Greece is set to fall in its new cycle despite rights being sold exclusively to pay-television broadcaster Cosmote last week.

Uefa is considering selling Champions League and Europa League rights in a new cycle exclusively to a pay-television broadcaster to maximise value in Greece.

Fifa has earned a surprisingly strong fee for 2018 Fifa World Cup rights in Greece from ERT after taking back the rights from the Taf Sports agency.

Dorna Sports has prevented a decline in the value of MotoGP rights in Greece, renewing its deal earlier this month with Cosmote for about the same fee.