South Africa


ESS sells ICC rights to ESPN

ECB enjoys healthy rights-fee increase in new ESS deal

Lockout hurt NBA but now broadcasters are returning

IOC adopts revenue-share model in Africa after Fifa 2010 World Cup experiment

'Creating a market' with no audience measurement data

Saturation effect puts brake on Indian cricket rights boom

ESS gets more Australia cricket for its dollar in five-year deal

Football: The ISM agency acquired the rights in Indonesia to the 2014 Fifa World Cup in a deal worth $55m (€40m). ISM sold the rights to the Bakrie Group for about $60m (page 9).

Two-event sales keep Rugby World Cup income growing

Football: Uefa, European football’s governing body, completed its Champions League rights process in Brazil by renewing deals with pay-television operator ESPN and free-to-air sports broadcaster Esporte I…

Football: Qatar-based satellite broadcaster Al Jazeera acquired the

Mixed Martial Arts: US pay-television channel Spike TV will stream live on its website preliminary bouts from season five of the US mixed martial arts promotion Bellator Fighting Championships

Football: Uefa, European football’s governing body, agreed a series of pay-television and free-to-air television deals for 2012-13 to 2014-15 for the rights to the Champions League and Europa league i…

Investment in South African football pays off for league

American football: US sports broadcaster ESPN agreed an eight-year extension to its rights deal with the NFL for Monday night matches, worth $15.2bn (€10.95bn).

Football: The Brazil-based Traffic Sports agency concluded media rights deals for the 2011 Copa America in Paraguay, Canada and Belgium and in more than 50 countries with YouTube (see page this issue)

Football: Uefa, European football’s governing body, agreed three-year deals, from 2012-13 to 2014-15, for the rights for the Uefa Champions League in the UK with commercial broadcaster ITV and pay-television b…