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OSN’s decision to close most of its sports channels will leave a vacuum in the Middle East and North Africa for rights-holders that is unlikely to be filled for some time, experts have told SportBusiness M…

On January 4, the Egyptian Competition Authority accused Caf of contravening Egyptian competition law – specifically laws surrounding abuse of a dominant position.

The Fédération Tunisienne de Football bypassed its own tender when selling rights to the top-tier Ligue Professionnelle 1, while Coupe de Tunisie rights remain to be sold ahead of this weekend’s second-round matches.

The B4 Capital agency has refinanced almost all of its spend for Fédération Tunisienne de Football rights thanks to a three-season deal with Abu Dhabi Media.

Middle East market could be set to heat up again as Abu Dhabi Media lands European Qualifiers

ENTV, the public broadcaster in Algeria, has retained domestic broadcast rights to the North African country’s top two football divisions.

Egyptian sports broadcaster ON Sports will broadcast the preliminary round matches of two of Egypt’s biggest teams in the Confederation of African Football Champions League.

Abu Dhabi Media will exploit its exclusive Ultimate Fighting Championship media rights via a new OTT platform dedicated specifically to broadcasting fights across 21 territories in the Middle East and…

Digital platform Watch iT has reportedly acquired exclusive digital rights to the Egyptian football league in a four-year deal

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Uefa agrees deal with Al Jazeera in Middle East for Champions League

Ufa Sports faces a hard battle to hold on to World Championship handball rights

Sportfive set to make healthy profit on Caf rights deal

'Creating a market' with no audience measurement data

Football: Uefa agreed deals in the Netherlands for the Champions League and Europa League for three years from 2012-13 to 2014-15

Football: The ISM agency acquired the rights in Indonesia to the 2014 Fifa World Cup in a deal worth $55m (€40m). ISM sold the rights to the Bakrie Group for about $60m (page 9).

Loss for Greek basketball clubs is smaller than expected

Football: UK commercial broadcaster ITV and pay-television broadcaster ESPN acquired the rights for the Uefa Europa League in three-year deals, from 2012-13 to 2014-15, with the Team Marketing agency,…

Football: SNTV, the sports news agency operated by the IMG agency and The Associated Press, has acquired non-exclusive news clip rights outside Europe for the Confederation of African Football’s Africa C…

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,…

Football: Greek pay-television broadcaster Nova agreed a new four-year deal with the top-tier domestic league, the Superleague, running from 2010-11 to 2013-14 and worth €176m ($238m).

Football: Hong Kong free-to-air broadcasters TVB and ATV agreed a deal with pay-television operator I-Cable for coverage of the opening match, the semi-finals and the final of the 2010 Fifa World Cup

Football: The European Broadcasting Union acquired the rights for Euro 2012 in 36 countries in a deal with Uefa, European football’s governing body.

Football: Indonesian pay-broadcaster Telkomvision acquired a package of Serie A rights for the 2009-10 season in a one-year deal with the MP&Silva agency, renewing an existing deal

Athletics: UK public-service broad-caster the BBC extended its deal for domestic athletics events for a further six years, from 2009 to 2014