FA up in Europe despite weaker rights package and recession

Sport TV sees off new entrant once again as it picks up Europa League rights

Basketball: The MP & Silva agency brokered several deals for the Spanish league, the ACB, beginning this season

Football: Korean IPTV broadcaster Spo TV acquired the rights to the Uefa Champions League and Europa League for the three-year period from 2012-13 to 2014-15 for $11.1m (€8m) (page 2).

Cull at Brazilian agency after heavy losses on player and club ownership business, further challenges lie ahead

Basketball: US Asian-focused sports network One World Sports acquired exclusive rights for Chinese basketball’s top-tier league, the CBA, in a multi-year deal with the Infront Sports & Media agency, m…

Action Sports: Apparent Gravity Media, the US-based distributor of action sports and motorsports, agreed a number of deals for the Dew Action Sports Tour and the AMA Motocross Championship series

Football: UK commercial broadcaster ITV and pay-television broadcaster ESPN acquired the rights for the Uefa Europa League in three-year deals, from 2012-13 to 2014-15, with the Team Marketing agency,…

Medge/AMI break the ice with big MTG deal in the Nordics

Portuguese channel ambitions key to Europa League deal

EBU members wary as ORF lowballing nearly backfires

Football: The Comcast-NBCU network acquired rights to US football’s Major League Soccer in a three-season deal, from 2012 until the end of 2014, worth $10 (€7m) to $12m per season, with Soccer United Mar…

Football: Uefa, European football’s governing body, agreed free-to-air rights deals in Portugal for Euro 2012 with public-service broadcaster RTP and commercial broadcasters SIC and TVI.

CAA advising on aggressive strategy to shake up Portugal

Euro 2012 value drops as channels buddy up ... ISU secures 35% EBU increase ... Alianza defies league with joint bid ... UFC fights its way into mainstream

Football: Benfica TV, the club channel of Portuguese Liga club Benfica, acquired rights for 180 matches featuring a range of clubs and national teams taking place between now and December 2011

EBU’s Euro 2012 subsidiary in talks ... IAAF still needs to close big deals ... More increases for Uefa

Football: Israeli pay-television broadcaster Charlton acquired the rights for Euro 2012 in a deal with Uefa