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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

Qatar-based broadcaster beIN Sports has struck a fresh carriage deal with Cable Network Egypt

Qatar-based broadcaster beIN Sports has moved to cut its ties with Cable Network Egypt, citing a contract dispute with the service provider

The World Trade Organisation will establish a panel to rule on allegations that Saudi Arabia is failing to take effective action to halt the piracy of beIN Sports’ programming.

BeIN Media Group has struck a four-season deal for English Football League rights in multiple markets

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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