North America

Grand Prix Entertainment, a sports and entertainment event promoter, extended its deal with USA Rugby, the governing body of rugby union in the US, for worldwide broadcast distribution rights for the Professional…

US network NBC has sold more than $50 million (€37.3 million) in advertising around its digital coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games, according to digital media news website PaidContent.

Sports broadcaster ESPN International acquired ex-North America rights for motor racing’s Star Mazda Championship and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship.

US network NBC has partnered with YouTube to use the video-sharing website’s online player to deliver streamed coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games on the NBC Olympics website, according to online news w…

Internet company Yahoo is interested in bidding for the rights for the 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games in Canada, although it has not yet put together a formal offer, according to Canadian newspaper the Globe…

Soccer United Marketing, the commercial arm of US football league Major League Soccer, launched KickTV, an online channel exclusively available on video-sharing website YouTube

John Skipper, president of US sports broadcaster ESPN, said that escalating live sports rights fees were justified due to the exclusive nature of the programming

US network NBC acquired live rights for sailing’s America’s Cup in 2013 in a deal with race organisers, the America’s Cup Event Authority.

US pay-television channel Fox Soccer acquired exclusive live rights for Australia’s National Rugby League and the regional State of Origin series in a two-year deal, from 2012 to 2013.

US network CBS and MSG Network, the pay-television channel owned by New York sports venue Madison Square Garden, are separately considering investing in groups that want to acquire the Los Angeles Dodgers…

US sports broadcaster ESPN announced a partnership with Facebook that will allow a syndicated video player from the ESPN3 internet service to be carried on the social networking website

US network Fox will begin talks over a new domestic rights deal for the Nascar motor-racing series before the end of this season in November

US regional sports network Fox Sports Ohio agreed a rights deal with local Major League Soccer team Columbus Crew covering the 2012 season

The USA Today Sports Media Group and MLB Advanced Media, the interactive media and internet company of Major League Baseball, announced a joint venture to develop and produce new content and products for…

World Triathlon Corporation, a global promoter of triathlon events, is in talks with NBC Sports Network, the cable-television sports channel of US network NBC, about televising live coverage of the 2012…

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