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Bakrie's Indonesia World Cup deal with ISM founders

FA up in Europe despite weaker rights package and recession

Football: Fifa, football’s world governing body, agreed deals in the US, Canada, selected territories in Asia and Australia for its events covering the period 2015 to 2022 (see story this issue).

Euro 2012 fee up in Australia but agency faces a challenge in remaining markets

The English Football Association is set to continue its round of international rights sales for 2008-12

Fastrack: EBU and Infront battle for Austrian ski rights; Thai pay-TV battle boosts Uefa; Polish league has no free-to-air deal

Football: Korean media group SBS acquired the rights to the 2018 and 2022 Fifa World Cups in a deal worth between $180m (€124m) and $200m (see story this issue).

SBS cements position as head of 'Korean Pool' with big deals

ESPN Star Sports wins La Liga rights after aggressive bid but could still split in the next 12 months

Uefa enjoys big increases for its Champions League and Europa League rights in Asia

Football: The Sportfive agency, which markets the Euro 2012 media rights in Asia and Oceania for Uefa, European football’s governing body, signed a deal for the rights with Thailand media and entertainment g…

Japan withdrawal could hit Traffic Copa revenues ... Sportfive Euro progress in Asia ... Infront narrows down bidders

Multi Channels Asia hoping to ride Asian economic growth and establish a niche

Rugby League: Pan-regional broadcaster Setanta Asia acquired rights for the Australian National Rugby League’s Premiership and State of Origin competitions in a two-year deal, covering 2011 and 2012, w…

Big increases in the US and Japan the highlights of a successful round of sales for Traffic Sports.

Ambitious Eurosport and Setanta pushed ESS for pan-Asian rugby World Cup deal excluding key markets.

Football: The Sportfive agency was appointed by Uefa as its exclusive media rights sales agency for Euro 2012 in a number of markets in Asia and Oceania

Sportfive, hit by recent rights and personnel losses, is set to regain its "calling card" in Asia.