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How ESS will become more aggressive under News Corp; Difficult marriage from day one

IMG Media helps US Open land 50 per cent increase in Asian rights

MP & Silva takes big portfolio of club football rights to Asia

IMG sees room for growth in China and South East Asia

FA set for small increase in Asia with new MP & Silva deal

Cartel makes life hard for Sportfive in Vietnam

Football: Fifa, football’s world governing body, agreed deals in the US, Canada, selected territories in Asia and Australia for its events covering the period 2015 to 2022 (see story this issue).

Euro 2012 fee up in Australia but agency faces a challenge in remaining markets

Football: Hong Kong pay-television operator Now TV acquired the rights to Euro 2012 from the Sportfive agency(page 8)

ESPN Star Sports wins La Liga rights after aggressive bid but could still split in the next 12 months

Ice Hockey: Internet operator Laola1.tv acquired live rights for the Kontinental Hockey League, streaming its first match on September 15

Olympic Games: Norwegian commercial and pay-television broadcaster TV2 acquired the television, internet and mobile rights for the 2014 Winter Olympics and 2016 Summer Olympics in a deal with the Sportfive…

Uefa enjoys big increases for its Champions League and Europa League rights in Asia

Football: Uefa, European football’s governing body, agreed three-year deals, from 2012-13 to 2014-15, for the rights for the Uefa Champions League in the UK with commercial broadcaster ITV and pay-television b…

Mediapro looking to reap rewards for its Liga rights across Asia

League rights spotlight on Spain's La Liga

Football: Middle Eastern pay-television broadcaster Al Jazeera agreed a four-year deal, from 2012-13 to 2015-16, worth over $30m (€21m), for English Football Association rights in a deal brokered by t…