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The Six Nations last week secured a long-term deal with media company NBCUniversal in the US, but is understood to have suffered a 40-per-cent fall in the value of its rights in Italy.

USA

The Big Ten collegiate athletic conference has agreed a set of new domestic media-rights deals, increasing the value of the existing package by almost 300 per cent.

Canadian telco Bell has completed its set of exclusive linear NFL rights after picking up its one missing set of games, on Thursday nights, from rival telco Rogers.

USA

Media group NBCUniversal extended its commitment to rugby union in the US this week, buying World Rugby rights for a significantly higher guaranteed fee.
USA

Acquiring the distribution infrastructure of One World Sports was an opportunistic move to get into the US media-rights market with a “headstart”, according to Eleven Sports Network executive chairman Marc Watson.
USA

Interview with Marc Watson, executive chairman of Eleven Sports Networks, about the channel's launch in the US on the back of acquiring One World Sports’ distribution assets.
USA

Uefa will imminently finalise club competition deals for the 2018-19 to 2020-21 cycle in China, Japan and the US.
USA

In the latest interactive monthly data report, TV Sports Markets analyses media-rights in the US major leagues: MLB, the NBA, the NFL and the NHL
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In the latest interactive monthly data report, TV Sports Markets analyses media-rights in the US major leagues: MLB, the NBA, the NFL and the NHL

Agency Lagardère Sports has paid a slight increase to acquire international rights to Concacaf events.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is preparing to ditch pay-per-view as its main media-rights revenue stream in the US, as owners WME|IMG seek to increase the guaranteed revenue of July’s $3.775bn (€3.522bn) acquisition.

In the second interactive monthly data report, TV Sports Markets analyses the media-rights landscape of the top basketball leagues

Cricket Australia improved its exposure and income from North America in a series of deals with NBCSN, Willow and the Asian Television Network.

The English Premiership has at least quadrupled in value and significantly increased its coverage in sub-Saharan Africa, taking advantage of competition between pay-television broadcasters

The Infront Sports & Media agency signed off relatively lucrative long-term deals for ice hockey’s World Championship in three markets last month.