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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…

Rugby League: Pan-regional broadcaster Setanta Asia acquired rights for the Australian National Rugby League’s Premiership and State of Origin competitions in a two-year deal, covering 2011 and 2012, w…

Motorsport: Formula One Management agreed deals with incumbent rights-holders in Germany, Russia and Israel for media rights for the Formula One motor-racing series

Uefa over half way there on centralisation plan ... F1 renews in key markets ... EAA drops its fee for 2012 ... AFA TV plans ‘not viable’ ... Taylor exit doesn’t hurt PDC

Big increases in the US and Japan the highlights of a successful round of sales for Traffic Sports.

Basketball: Rights agency MP & Silva sold rights to the Spanish professional basketball league, the ACB, to Italian pay-television platform Dahlia TV and French pay-television operator Canal Plus covering…

Football: Pan-African broadcaster Supersport acquired the Nigerian rights for the English Premier League in a three-year deal, from 2010-11 to 2012-13, worth $110m (€85m).

Football: Romanian telecoms operator Romtelecom acquired the rights for eight live World Cup group stage matches and delayed rights for 44 other games in a deal with public-service broadcaster TVR, paying…

Skiing suffers cut as EBU fights off agencies [UPDATE: DEAL COMPLETED IN MAY 2010

Football: Free-to-air broadcaster Chilevisión acquired the domestic rights for Chilean national team matches from 2011 to 2014 in a four-year deal with Chile’s National Association of Professional Fo…

The major agencies are battling to add to their football federation portfolios in the countdown to the Euro 2012 qualifying draw next month.

Increase in European media rights fees a sign of increasing value of Premier League even in Europe's developed markets.

American Football: Pay-television broadcaster Telenet acquired the rights in Flanders for the National Football League in a four-year deal with the IMG agency from 2009 to 2012

Pitch and Kentaro last week won the rights to distribute English Premier League club channel Liverpool FC TV, despite higher offers from rival agencies.

The European basketball league managed a 24-per-cent increase in television revenues this season and is optimistic of further growth next season.

Spain’s top-flight basketball league has tripled its distribution deals and rights fee revenue only one year after launching an in-house marketing drive to increase international exposure.

Football: Greek commercial broadcaster Antenna acquired the rights for top Greek club Olympiacos’ home first round match in the Uefa Cup and its two home group stage matches, paying €1.605m (£1.25m)

Out of court settlement ends Telefónica-Euroleague dispute

JCS Sports is challenging Charlton’s $4.5 million deal with Israeli basketball’s Premier League.