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ESPN and Fox make peace in Latin America to keep DirecTV out of Champions League

Bundesliga achieves rights fees increases taking it closer to €50 million target

Lagardère restructure plans prompt key staff departures...UFC targets Asian expansion...Mediapro moves on Portugal...ITV beats BBC-IMG

Mediapro looking to reap rewards for its Liga rights across Asia

Football: Middle Eastern pay-television broadcaster Al Jazeera agreed a four-year deal, from 2012-13 to 2015-16, worth over $30m (€21m), for English Football Association rights in a deal brokered by t…

Football: Spanish public-service broadcaster TVE and regional Catalan broadcaster TV3 acquired the free-to-air rights for the Uefa Champions League

Jacobs' Infront stake attracting interest ... Wasserman gets Reel ... Sport TV forced to pay more

Football: Pan-regional broadcaster Al Jazeera Sport acquired the rights for Fifa competitions between 2015 and 2022, including the 2018 and 2022 World Cup The deal covers cable, satellite, terrestrial,…

Football: Spanish pay-television operator Digital Plus acquired Champions League rights in a three-year deal, from 2012-13 to 2014-15

Worldcom to challenge Olivedesportos agency's monopoly of Portuguese market

Asian Games: The IEC in Sports agency was appointed to handle worldwide media distribution of the 7th Asian Winter Games by the Games’s organising committee.

Football: Portuguese agency PPTV acquired the television and marketing rights for the Portuguese Liga club Sporting Lisbon in a five-year deal, from 2013-14 to 2017-18, worth about €108m ($135m).

Football: Maltese cable operator Melita acquired live pay-television rights for all 64 matches of the 2010 World Cup in a sub-licensing deal with public service broadcaster Public Broadcasting Services

American Football: Canadian commercial broadcaster CTV extended its existing deal for NFL matches, including the playoffs and the Super Bowl game, for four more years from 2010 to 2013

Athletics World Championships rights sold in Sweden, Greece and Portugal

The major agencies are battling to add to their football federation portfolios in the countdown to the Euro 2012 qualifying draw next month.

Football: Indonesian commercial broadcaster RCTI and sister channel Global TV sublicensed the rights for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa from PT Electronic City Entertainment, the original licensee

Football: Lega Calcio, the body representing Italian football’s top clubs, agreed a number of deals for the domestic and international rights for the country’s top two divisions, Serie A and Serie B, …