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US pay-television service HBO beat competition from rival Showtime to acquire the rights for the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr and junior middleweight title-holder Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand…

US cable-television broadcaster Turner Broadcasting System is introducing a charge for viewers for online coverage of the annual National Collegiate Athletic Association Men's Division I Basketball…

The Ustream website acquired rights for US indoor American football league the Arena Football League in a two-year deal covering the 2012 and 2013 seasons

The Ustream website agreed a deal with Universal Sports Network to stream the US sports broadcaster’s live coverage of several sporting events, including the 2012 alpine skiing World Cup and the Sevens W…

US video-sharing website Livestream acquired exclusive live internet rights for the inaugural World Snowboarding Championships in a deal with the IMG agency

American football’s National Football League defended the broadcast blackout rule in a filing to the Federal Communications Commission, the country’s media regulator. Th

NBC Sports Network, the cable-television sports channel of US network NBC, agreed an exclusive five-year deal with the Colonial Athletic Association, for rights to American football and basketball matches…

US cable-television channel Wealth TV acquired exclusive rights to the WBC Continental Americas Lightweight title boxing bout between Chris Howard and Arash Usnamee in Georgia in the US on March 17

The NBC network’s first-ever live stream of the NFL American football Super Bowl attracted 2.1

Live coverage of this year’s NFL American football Super Bowl game gave US network NBC the largest average audience for a programme in the history of US television, according to audience measurement c…

US prosecutors seized 16 websites that illegally stream live sports and pay-per-view events, and charged a man with running nine of them, ahead of the American football NFL Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday

US network NBC has sold out its digital advertising inventory ahead of the first live online streaming of the NFL’s Super Bowl.

CBS Sports Network, the cable sports channel of US network CBS, acquired rights for ice hockey’s National Collegiate Hockey Conference in a multi-year deal from the inaugural 2013-14 season onwards.

Sports programming on US television attracted $10.9 billion (€8.6 billion) in advertising expenditure in the year to the end of September 2011, up 5.9 per cent from $10.3

The prospect of a significant increase in the local media rights value of MLB baseball team the Los Angeles Dodgers boosted the minimum asking price for acquiring the franchise, set at $1.5 billion (€1.1

News Corp-owned media company Fox International Channels and South American television network and production company RCN Television Group have formed a joint venture to launch MundoFox, a sports and entertainment…

US network NBC acquired rights for horse racing’s Breeders’ Cup in a four-year deal, from 2012 to 2015, with Breeders’ Cup Limited, owner of the thoroughbred racing series. NB

The last 10 editions of American football’s NFL Super Bowl have generated $1.72 billion (€1.35

Canadian public-service broadcaster CBC cancelled its deal to broadcast the country’s Grand Slam curling circuit to leave the series without a domestic broadcast partner just days before its next event.

North American pay-television channel Gol TV agreed a three-year deal, from 2012 to 2014, with the Kentaro agency for rights in the US and Canada to a number of international football matches, including…

US pay-television operator DirecTV agreed a five-year deal with the Big Sky college sports conference for its basketball and American football competitions

US pay-television broadcaster Tennis Channel reached a new multi-year carriage agreement with IPTV operator Verizon FiOS TV, ending a four-month blackout

The International Olympic Committee rejected a joint bid of C$70 million (€54 million/$69 million) from Canadian public-service broadcaster CBC and telco Bell for the rights for the 2014 and 2016 Olympic G…

TSN, the Canadian sports broadcaster majority-owned by the Bell Media group, renewed its rights for the Australian Open tennis tournament in a 10-year deal, from 2012 to 2021, with Tennis Australia, the…