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Telco Digicel has renewed its Premier League rights in the Pacific Islands at a flat fee

The RDA agency will look to extract more value from Australia and New Zealand and strike deals in the Pacific Islands for the first time, after taking over international rights to the Super League.

New Zealand’s uncompetitive media-rights market made life difficult for IMG’s sale of Rugby League World Cup rights.

Sky New Zealand’s renewal of Olympic Games rights last month is the latest in a string of long-term deals agreed by the International Olympic Committee.

MP & Silva’s clean sweep of markets in the Premier League’s second group of Asia-Pacific rights sales has reasserted the agency’s position in the region.

A new initiative has launched that will provide Pacific Island nations with access to sports coverage from Australian free-to-air commercial networks Seven, Nine and Ten, along with other content providers

The International University Sports Federation (FISU) has formally sealed a three-year extension to its partnership with the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union

Singapore-based Melanesia Media Group has been named as host broadcaster of this year’s edition of the Pacific Games multi-sport event, which will take place in the Samoan capital of Apia.

Commercial broadcaster Fiji TV has retained rights to the Rugby World Cup in the country


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Japan's potential forced withdrawal from Copa America casts doubt over value of Traffic's already-agreed broadcast deal in the country.

Handball: EHF Marketing, the commercial arm of the European Handball Federation, signed media-rights deals with broadcasters in several territories

Mixed Martial Arts: Canadian channel The Fight Network acquired the English-language broadcast rights in a multi-year deal for kick-boxing promotion It’s Showtime.

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Football: Uefa, European football’s governing body, agreed a number of deals for the Euro 2012 and Euro 2016 tournaments.

Athletics: Channel 4, the UK commercial broadcaster, acquired the rights for the 2011 and 2013 World Championships in a three-year deal with the IEC in Sports agency

Football: African broadcasters acquired the rights for the African Cup of Nations in a series of last-minute deals with the LC2 agency.  In Ghana, state broadcaster GTV acquired the rights for €1m (£686,000).

Athletics: The Dentsu agency signed a 10-year, €180m (£122m) deal with the International Association of Athletics Federations for the worldwide marketing rights and worldwide television rights outside Eu…