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Aggressive bidding from telcos has helped Uefa substantially grow the value of its club competition rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

Uefa completed the sale of Champions League and Europa League rights in the Balkans this week, increasing its media-rights income from the region by more than 20 per cent.

The aggressiveness of telco Telekom Srbija was a driving factor in increases in the value of the rights to the Uefa Champions League and Europa League in the Balkans.

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Pay-television broadcaster Arena Sport has acquired European Handball Federation club and national team events across the Balkan region in a new four-year deal

Italy’s Lega Serie A last week announced new deals for its club-competition rights covering a host of markets.

Coverage of the 2018-19 season of the Liga ACB, the top division of basketball in Spain, will be available in 140 countries after the league distributed its rights in-house.

After acquiring exclusive Uefa national team rights across the Balkans (Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia) last year, pay-television broadcaster Sportklub has now…

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Athletics: The International Association of Athletics Federations secured deals for the 2011 World Championships and other events in the Netherlands, Iceland, Russia, Switzerland, Serbia, Albania, Croatia…

IAAF says IEC was right not to undersell its rights in Spain

MP & Silva pays 50-per-cent increase for French Open rights and gives free-to-air coverage guarantees

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,…

Eurosport extends Bundesliga deal until end of 2014-15 season

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

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

Basketball: US cable sports channel Versus acquired rights for 16 games of the 2009-10 season of the NBA Develop-ment League, the official minor league basketball competition, in a deal with the NBA.

Football: Italian satellite broadcaster Sky Italia acquired the live satellite rights for all Serie A matches from 2010-11 to 2011-12 in a deal with Lega Calcio. Sky will pay €580m ($824m) a season.

Football: German pay-televison broadcaster Premiere is set to sign a two-year deal, said to be worth €350m (£235m), with the Deutsche Fussball Liga for football’s Bundesliga.  Th

Football: German public-service broadcasters ARD and ZDF acquired the rights for up to 49 matches in football’s 2006 World Cup from Swiss agency Infront Sports & Media.

Sportfive, Kentaro, IMG get plenty of ties against the big five teams; Infront do not fare so well

Football: The England Football Association agreed deals for its international rights covering the fouryear period from 2008-09 to 2011-12, bringing in worldwide revenues of over $300m (£144m/€207m) - …

Cricket: Pan-Asian broadcaster ESPN Star Sports agreed sublicensing deals for the Twenty20 world championships, held in South Africa in September, with DirecTV (North America), Geo TV (Pakistan), Ten Sports…

Basketball: The US National Basketball Association signed deals for this season with 164 broadcasters covering 215 countries.

Pan-European broadcaster acquires content specifically for the region for the first time.