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Basketball: French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus extended its deal with the Euroleague for a further three years, from 2010-11 to 2012-13, paying €880,000 ($1.14m) per year.

Football: Pan-African broadcaster Supersport acquired the Nigerian rights for the English Premier League in a three-year deal, from 2010-11 to 2012-13, worth $110m (€85m).

American Football: UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4 acquired the live rights to all of the NFL’s Sunday night games for the 2010 season.

Football: UK public-service broadcaster BBC Scotland acquired live television rights for Scotland’s four away fixtures in their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, concluding against Spain in October 2011.

Fees dropped in Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, Romania, Greece and Belgium, have all dropped in comparison to what was paid for away qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup.

Football: Romanian telecoms operator Romtelecom acquired the rights for eight live World Cup group stage matches and delayed rights for 44 other games in a deal with public-service broadcaster TVR, paying…

RCS-RDS wraps up Premier League ... Battling HiTV wins Serie A ... Japan to reclaim Tour's No.1 status ... Crozier's role in ITV rugby win ... Universum seeking ZDF successor.

Polsat and cable operator RCS-RDS have agreed three-year deals for the 2011 to 2013 seasons.

The telco is about to pick up the Champions League rights dropped last month by Boom, the insolvent pay-television broadcaster.

BSkyB picks up England games; League solves Eastern problems; Romanian dilemma for Ecclestone; Sportschau ratings hold, share slips

Romanian pay platform Boom is fighting to keep sports rights after its parent company entered administration.

Athletics: The IEC in Sports agency agreed a number of deals for the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Doha

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Skiing suffers cut as EBU fights off agencies [UPDATE: DEAL COMPLETED IN MAY 2010

Mounting financial pressures have tempted cash-strapped Hungarian broadcaster MTV to sell on World Cup rights acquired through the EBU.

Football: Free-to-air broadcaster Chilevisión acquired the domestic rights for Chilean national team matches from 2011 to 2014 in a four-year deal with Chile’s National Association of Professional Fo…

Public-service broadcaster regains national team rights after previous incumbent Antena 1 opts not to bid.

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

Football: German public-service broadcasters ARD and ZDF acquired the free-to-air rights for a further nine matches from next year’s Fifa World Cup in South Africa in a sublicensing deal with pay-broadcaster S…