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Astro spends heavily to snatch football rights ... KBS ‘no’ to bundled athletics ... TSA brought in for World Series ... SBS wants Giro for the full set ... Trans TV wants Asean Cup

Football: Italian satellite pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia acquired the exclusive rights for top Tuesday-night Champions League matches, all other matches on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, excluding the…

Football: Uefa, European football’s governing body, agreed a number of deals for the Euro 2012 and Euro 2016 tournaments.

Uefa looks to conclude Euro 2012 talks with BBC and ITV, accepting that there will be no changes to UK listed events legislation before 2012.

Athletics: Channel 4, the UK commercial broadcaster, acquired the rights for the 2011 and 2013 World Championships in a three-year deal with the IEC in Sports agency

Football: The MP & Silva agency extended its agreement with Arsenal Broadband Limited, the digital arm of English Premier League club Arsenal, for a further three years, covering the 2013-14 to 2015-16…

Football: UK public-service broadcaster BBC Scotland acquired live television rights for Scotland’s four away fixtures in their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, concluding against Spain in October 2011.

Football: The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) acquired the rights for the 2010 Fifa World Cup in six countries - Uzbekistan, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Timor Leste, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan – in a deal w…

Sportfive, hit by recent rights and personnel losses, is set to regain its "calling card" in Asia.

Athletics: The IEC in Sports agency agreed a number of deals for the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Doha

Football: Indonesian commercial broadcaster RCTI and sister channel Global TV sublicensed the rights for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa from PT Electronic City Entertainment, the original licensee

Football: Italian digital-terrestrial pay-broadcaster Dahlia acquired a package of live Serie A rights covering the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons in a two-year deal worth €63m ($90m), brokered by the Infront S…

Speculation is mounting that Singapore’s two rival pay-broadcasters may bid jointly for the English Premier League rights when they come on the market.

Football: Indonesian pay-broadcaster Telkomvision acquired a package of Serie A rights for the 2009-10 season in a one-year deal with the MP&Silva agency, renewing an existing deal

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). 

Olympics: The Asian Broadcasting Union agreed deals in Indonesia for the 2008 Beijing Games with free-to-air broadcaster TVRI and pay-operator Astro.

Football: Portuguese public service broadcaster RTP agreed to sub-license 20 matches of football’s European Championship in Portugal next year to commercial channels SIC and TVI.

Asian TV gears up for World Cup war with agencies

The international badminton federation said this week that it has brought in higher television-rights fees and better worldwide exposure for its top events this year.