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Icelandic telco Síminn surprised the market by securing English Premier League rights from 2019-20, replacing the dominant player, media group 365.

Media group 365 has retained its grip on Uefa Champions League and Europa League media rights in Iceland, paying an increase of about 50 per cent.

Uefa will earn just under €3.5m for national team rights from 2018-19 to 2021-22 in Iceland RÚV will pay about €850,000 for rights to 24 first- and second-party Iceland matches 365 will pay €2.6m for

Athletics: The International Association of Athletics Federations secured deals for the 2011 World Championships and other events in the Netherlands, Iceland, Russia, Switzerland, Serbia, Albania, Croatia…

Kentaro hits the German jackpot, Sportfive stoical on draw

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

Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group will launch its OTT streaming service Viaplay in Iceland in 2020, meaning the service will be available in all five Nordic countries

US media group Discovery has agreed a four-year deal for a host of ATP Tour events, strengthening its tennis portfolio in Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden

Icelandic free-to-air broadcaster SportTV has acquired exclusive rights in the country to the top two divisions of German football

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IAAF says IEC was right not to undersell its rights in Spain

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: 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,…

Basketball: French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus extended its deal with the Euroleague for a further three years, from 2010-11 to 2012-13, paying €880,000 ($1.14m) per year.

Basketball: Euroleague Basketball agreed deals in the UK, China and Iceland for the 2010 Final Four

Football: German public-service broadcasters ARD and ZDF acquired the free-to-air rights for a further nine matches from next year’s Fifa World Cup in South Africa in a sublicensing deal with pay-broadcaster S…

Football: UK public-service broadcaster the BBC extended its deal for Premier League highlights for a further three years, from 2010-11 to 2012-13, paying £173m (€185m/ $237m).

Football: Spanish pay-television operator Sogecable acquired the television rights for the 2010 Fifa World Cup in a deal with Fifa worth just over €90m (£71m). 

Football: The English Football Association agreed a deal with sports agency Sportfive for second-party rights for England’ home friendly internationals, giving Sportfive the rights for selling to broadcasters i…

Football: Sports agency Sportfive acquired the worldwide international television rights for the German Bundesliga in a two-year deal, from 2004-05 to 2005-06, paying over €15m (£10m) per season.

Sportfive, Kentaro, IMG get plenty of ties against the big five teams; Infront do not fare so well

International rights sales for Spanish football’s La Liga are likely to bring in more than €100 million a year.

English Premier League to receive £74 million over three years from sale of mobile and internet clip rights

Football: Free-to-air broadcasters HRT (Croatia), RUV (Iceland) and TV3 (Slovenia), acquired exclusive live rights to all 31 matches of Euro 2008 in deals with the Sportfive agency, which is marketing…