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The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s new three-year deal in Russia and the CIS states will see the creation of a new pay-television channel, mostly thanks to the profile of undefeated lightweight champion K…

The value of Premier League rights in Hong Kong more than halved in the deal agreed last week with PCCW Media, owner of the Now TV pay-television service

Formula One last week finalised a complex deal with Dutch telco Ziggo that could increase the value of the motor racing series by over 230 per cent from 2019

Sports broadcaster Eurosport has had its grip on MotoGP rights across Europe weakened in recent times, despite its renewal of rights in the Netherlands.

Dutch telco Ziggo has bolstered its portfolio of European football rights, picking up Italian Serie A and English FA Cup rights in relatively low-cost deals.

A Dutch court has ruled that the country’s competition regulator is not required to launch an investigation into the carriage agreement model for Fox Sports’ Eredivisie premium channels.
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The National Independent Soccer Association - a new third-division men's soccer league in the United States - has announced a broadcast partnership with soccer-focused streaming service MyCujoo

The World Baseball Softball Confederation has agreed a host of broadcast rights deals for its Women’s Softball Europe/Africa Qualifier event for the 2020 summer Olympic Games.

Alex Tielbeke, the statutory director of the Eredivisie CV and commercial director of Eredivisie Media and Marketing, has announced he will be stepping down from both roles, on August 1 and December 1,…

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The value of Uefa Champions League and Europa League media rights in the Netherlands will decrease by about 27 per cent in the next cycle, TV Sports Markets understands.

Eredivisie Media & Marketing renewed its deal with NOS for highlights to Dutch football’s top tier for the same fee due to the wide exposure the broadcaster guarantees.

Uefa has secured an increase of about 33 per cent from Dutch telco Ziggo for pay-television Champions League rights, but is yet to agree a deal for its free-to-air rights in the Netherlands.

Uefa has earned increases of at least 50 per cent in Finland and the Netherlands from recent sales of its national team rights.

Dutch public-service broadcaster NOS has agreed to pay an increase of just over eight per cent for rights to Euro 2020, compared to Euro 2016.

Dutch commercial broadcaster RTL paid close to a three-fold increase to strike a long-term deal for Professional Darts Corporation rights in the Netherlands.

The Glory kickboxing promotion has secured a huge increase in its latest deal in the Netherlands with Ziggo, leveraging stiff competition and a marquee fight between two Dutch stars to sign its most lucrative single deal to date.

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4 outbid public-service broadcaster the BBC for rights to the women’s European Championship in 2017.

Dutch public-service broadcaster NOS moved quickly to sublicense rights to the 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games from Discovery Communications.

Pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports has positioned itself as the home of tennis in the Netherlands following deals for ATP and WTA rights in recent weeks.

Kickboxing promotion Glory will cement its place on US sports broadcaster ESPN for all of 2016, TV Sports Markets understands.

Uefa has agreed a raft of Champions League and Europa League rights deals, securing fee increases in each territory, TV Sports Markets understands.

Strong interest in Formula One rights across Asia from individual markets and on a pan-regional basis forced Fox International Channels to double its fee to hang on to its rights.

Public-service broadcaster NOS earlier this month renewed its Dutch ice skating rights with the national federation in a deal which will cover the next Olympic cycle.

Dutch commercial broadcaster SBS this week bought rights to friendly matches of the Dutch national football team from Fox International Channels, in a sublicensing deal which is thought to cover the cost of Fox’s initial deal for the rights.

Mike Kiernan, Analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, looks at television audiences in the major European markets and America for the 2014 Fifa World Cup

Dutch pay-television broadcaster Sport1 last week agreed to pay a decent percentage increase in the value of its rights to the National Basketball Association.

Interview with Will Moerer, vice president of Dutch pay-television broadcaster Sport1, on the renewal of its NBA basketball rights.

NOS in surprise Eredivisie highlights deal as Fox waits