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Extreme E, the electric SUV off-road racing series, has secured a strong media-rights fee in addition to substantial free-to-air exposure in its deal with commercial broadcaster RTL in the Netherlands.

Dutch telco Ziggo has landed exclusive multi-platform rights in the Netherlands to the ATP men’s tennis tour, SportBusiness Media understands.

International media group Discovery streamlined its portfolio of Wimbledon rights in its latest multi-territory European deal to align with its ATP Tour holdings across the continent.

Dutch public broadcaster NOS increased its fee to retain rights to International Skating Union events in the Netherlands for the 2019-23 cycle, SportBusiness Media understands.

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…

Dutch telco Ziggo’s carriage negotiations with pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports are deadlocked, with the former unwilling to meet the latter’s revised payments model.

Electric SUV off-road racing series Extreme E has finalised a three-year broadcast deal with Dutch free-to-air commercial broadcaster RTL 7

The 18 clubs in the Eredivisie, the Netherlands’ top football division, have reached an agreement on the distribution of the media-rights fees for the 2019-20 season.

Discovery, the media group and owner of pan-European sports broadcaster Eurosport and subscription streaming service Dplay, will broadcast the first live golf since before the Covid-19 pandemic shutdown…

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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.

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.