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Pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland has raised its annual outlay on two of golf’s majors, the PGA Championship and Open Championship, by almost half to secure its dominance over the sport in the DACH region against the threat of US media group Discovery.

OTT streaming service DAZN’s acquisition of rights to World Rally Championship, MotoGP and IndyCar in Germany, Austria and Switzerland is part of its plan to avoid customer churn and bolster content in the summer months when its football coverage breaks.

Swiss pay-television broadcaster Teleclub has reached a new deal that will give it increased exclusivity over National Hockey League rights in Switzerland from the 2020-21 season

The value of ATP Tour tennis rights in Germany, Austria and Switzerland has once again dramatically increased amid intense competition for a year-round competition with a growing domestic interest

The value of Wimbledon rights in the DACH region will increase significantly in the next cycle after incumbent rights-holder Sky Deutschland faced down strong competition to retain them

OTT streaming service DAZN has acquired rights in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Brazil to North America’s Major League Soccer.

OTT streaming service DAZN has acquired rights to the final of the 2018-19 edition of Spanish club football competition the Copa del Rey in five of its markets, while US media group Discovery has landed…

German pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland has agreed multi-year extensions to its rights deals for men’s golf majors The Open and the PGA Championship.

Streaming platform DAZN has acquired rights in Germany, Austria and Switzerland to the MotoGP motorcycle-racing series. The deal covers the 2019 season, which gets underway this weekend in Qatar

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Sky Deutschland to pay about €22m per season for Premier League rights, 2019-2022 This is about 70 per cent more than the €13m per season DAZN pays from 2016-2019 T

The European Tour agreed new deals with Sky in the UK and Ireland as well as in Germany, Austria and Switzerland last month, as a multi-territory agreement with Discovery nears completion.

Sports broadcaster Eurosport has had its grip on MotoGP rights across Europe weakened in recent times, despite its renewal of rights in the Netherlands.

DAZN to pay about €3m per season for third-party Uefa national-team rights, 2018-19 to 2021-22 Deal will cover Germany, Austria and Switzerland; coverage also agreed with ORF and AZ Medien

Perform-owned OTT service DAZN has paid an increase of close to 70 per cent to retain its hold on rights to Italy’s Serie A in Germany and Austria.

Serie A rights remain unsold in Germany and Austria with new season fast approaching DAZN renews Ligue 1 for just over €500,000 per season, up from €300,000 per season In

Digital media specialists Perform this month agreed to pay an increase of about 30 per cent to retain Spanish LaLiga media rights across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Uefa last month recorded huge fee increases for its Champions League and Europa League media rights in Finland and Switzerland. 

DAZN last month secured Major League Baseball rights, the only major US sports property missing from its portfolio in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Swiss public-service broadcaster SRG renewed rights to Uefa national team competitions late last month despite facing a rare challenge for premium sport from rival free-to-air broadcasters.

German bank Deutsche Kreditbank (DKB) took the unusual step of acquiring International Handball Federation World Championship media rights this month.

German pay-television broadcaster Sky triggered a clause to renew EHF Champions League rights late last year, extending its deal until 2019-20.

The World Rally Championship last week earned a small increase from sports broadcaster Sport1 for its rights in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Swiss public-service broadcaster SRG is in advanced discussions to renew its deal for Wimbledon tennis media rights, TV Sports Markets understands.

Swiss public-service broadcaster SRG has renewed a host of winter sports rights in recent weeks for a combined investment of about CHF62m (€57m/$64m).