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Discovery Communications secured three late sublicensing rights deals ahead of last month’s winter Olympic Games, taking it closer to its sublicensing revenue target.

Aggressive bidding from telcos has helped Uefa substantially grow the value of its club competition rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

Uefa completed the sale of Champions League and Europa League rights in the Balkans this week, increasing its media-rights income from the region by more than 20 per cent.

The aggressiveness of telco Telekom Srbija was a driving factor in increases in the value of the rights to the Uefa Champions League and Europa League in the Balkans.

Top-tier North Macedonian football league, the First League, has announced its first ever pan-Balkan media rights deal, with pay-television broadcaster Arena Sports

Italy’s Lega Serie A last week announced new deals for its club-competition rights covering a host of markets.

Coverage of the 2018-19 season of the Liga ACB, the top division of basketball in Spain, will be available in 140 countries after the league distributed its rights in-house.

After acquiring exclusive Uefa national team rights across the Balkans (Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia) last year, pay-television broadcaster Sportklub has now…

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Basketball: US Asian-focused sports network One World Sports acquired exclusive rights for Chinese basketball’s top-tier league, the CBA, in a multi-year deal with the Infront Sports & Media agency, m…

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: US cable sports channel Versus acquired rights for 16 games of the 2009-10 season of the NBA Develop-ment League, the official minor league basketball competition, in a deal with the NBA.

Football: German pay-televison broadcaster Premiere is set to sign a two-year deal, said to be worth €350m (£235m), with the Deutsche Fussball Liga for football’s Bundesliga.  Th

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Pan-European broadcaster acquires content specifically for the region for the first time.