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Boxing: New Zealand state broadcaster Māori Television acquired the exclusive rights to show the heavyweight boxing clash between David Tua and Demetrius King on March 19.

Asian Games: The IEC in Sports agency was appointed to handle worldwide media distribution of the 7th Asian Winter Games by the Games’s organising committee.

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.

Basketball: Greek public-service broadcaster ERT acquired a package of rights for the Euroleague in a four-year deal with the Asset Management agency covering the 2010-11 to 2013-14 seasons

American Football: Canadian commercial broadcaster CTV extended its existing deal for NFL matches, including the playoffs and the Super Bowl game, for four more years from 2010 to 2013

Football: Lega Calcio, the body representing Italian football’s top clubs, agreed a number of deals for the domestic and international rights for the country’s top two divisions, Serie A and Serie B, …

Basketball: PCTV-owned Mexican pay-broadcaster TVC Deportes extended it deal for the live rights to the ACB Spanish Basketball League in a three-year deal from 2009-10 to 2011-12

Football: UK pay-broadcasters BSkyB and ESPN acquired the rights for the Scottish Premier League in a three-year deal, from 2009-10 to 2011-12, with the league having an option to extend the deal for a…

Football: Japanese pay-broadcaster SkyPerfecTV acquired the communication-satellite (CS) rights for all 64 matches of the 2010 World Cup in a deal with the Dentsu agency

Sports rights agency Mediapro is thought to be close to renewing a deal for Spanish football’s top-tier La Liga with pan-regional pay-operator DirecTV Latin America.

A Latin American deal for the next two football World Cups in 2010 and 2014 may have to be renegotiated, with local broadcasters struggling to meet rights fee payments against the background of global recession.

Football: Pan-Scandinavian broadcaster Modern Times Group acquired the rights in Denmark, Sweden and Norway for the Uefa Champions League and Uefa Super Cup in a three-year deal from 2009-10 to 2011-12

Televisa’s long-term partnership with the Mexican giant is all but over.

Cricket: UK pay-broadcaster BSkyB extended its deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board for a further four years, from 2010 to 2013, paying about £260m (€330m). 

Champions League too expensive, does not attract good audiences, difficult to schedule

Football: UK commercial broadcaster ITV said that it was interested in acquiring a package of eight live Premier League matches a season from satellite broadcaster British Sky Broadcasting as long as the…

US football’s Major League Soccer is in talks with the Mexican football league over the launch of a mini-Champion’s League competition.

Eight of the world’s Top 10 leagues for domestic audiovisual revenue are European and two Latin American, according to a new report comparing rights deals by TV Sports Markets.