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Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has gained a foothold in winter sports in the Nordics with its shock acquisition of a host of properties from the Infront agency.

TV2 Norway has agreed to almost treble the value of media rights to the country’s top-tier ice hockey league, the Get-ligaen.

Uefa has increased the value of Europa League media rights in Scandinavia by about 45 per cent in deals with TV2 in Norway and Discovery Communications in Denmark and Sweden.

The ATP is earning less from market-by-market sales in the Nordics than from the last cycle’s pan-regional deal, after Modern Times Group added World Tour rights in Norway and Sweden to its earlier Denmark deal last month. A separate deal has also been agreed in Finland with MTV3.

The Norwegian handball federation returned to former broadcast partner TV2 last month, keeping its media-rights revenue steady in the process.

Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has acquired rights in Norway to the next five editions of the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship

GolfTV, the Discovery-owned online streaming service, has acquired rights in Norway, Poland and Russia to the Masters, the first men’s major of the year.

IMG-owned streaming platform Strive Sport has begun streaming Major League Soccer in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Its coverage begins this weekend (March 2-3) with the start of the new MLS season

Nordic media company Nent Group has acquired rights to US motor-racing series IndyCar. Nent Group will broadcast the series in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland until 2021

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Discovery Communications’ ambition to strengthen its market position in the Nordics helped Norway’s football league defy all expectations in the sale of its media rights last week.

Norwegian public-service broadcaster NRK renewed two vital skiing rights deals last month, agreeing to pay decent increases for both.

Strong competition in the Nordics between established media groups and an as-yet unidentified player helped the Premier League double its income in the region – continuing the remarkable start to its new international sales cycle.

The Infront Sports & Media agency has secured fee increases in skiing deals with public-service broadcasters in both Austria and Norway.

Mike Kiernan, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, reviews audiences across selected European markets for the Winter Olympics in Sochi

Pauline McVey, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, examines live television audiences in key European markets for the centenary edition of cycling’s Tour de France T

CAA Eleven enjoys fee increase for Euro 2016 in Norway

CAA Eleven busts the pan-Nordic broadcaster consortium to go market by market with the European Qualifiers and Euro 2016

The Swedish league explains why it sold its rights without a tender; TV4 Group looks to sell C More.

ASO, IMG and Infront all have big cycling ambitions. That could be bad news for UK's SweetSpot

Pauline McVey, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, reviews television audiences for the recent Alpine World Ski Championships in key European markets

Rai pays less for Giro rights and more for production, but the real money will be made abroad

Handball deal is latest sign of Canal Plus fightback against aggressive Al Jazeera

Bigger EBU Qualifiers bid may not be enough to win over CAA