United Arab Emirates

The RDA agency has agreed a three-year deal to distribute global media rights to Twenty20 cricket tournament the Emirates Airline T20.

State-owned Abu Dhabi Media Company and Dubai Media Incorporated have agreed a three-season extension to their rights deal with the Pro League Committee, the organising body of the Arabian Gulf League – the top division of club football in the UAE.

BeIN Media Group has agreed a deal for Vox Cinemas to screen live coverage of the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final of this year’s Uefa Euro 2016 national team football tournament in its outlets across the Middle East and North Africa.

Racecourse Media Group, the holding company responsible for a range of media and data rights involving 34 of the UK’s premier racecourses, has secured a deal to simulcast live coverage of the Dubai World Cup Carnival horse racing series in the Caribbean, as well as North, Central and South America.

The Sporty Solutionz agency has acquired exclusive worldwide distribution rights for the new Masters Champions League cricket tournament.

Satellite Information Services, a provider of end-to-end products and services to the betting and broadcast industries, has extended its exclusive licensed betting offices rights deal with Dubai’s Meydan Racecourse for a further two years.

Lagardère Sports, the sports marketing division of conglomerate Lagardère, has been named the host broadcaster of the Dubai Marathon under a three-year deal.

Racecourse Media Group, the holding company responsible for a range of media and data rights involving 34 of the UK’s premier racecourses, has agreed a deal to distribute Dubai-based Meydan Group’s international broadcast rights.

UK sports production and media company Sunset+Vine has been awarded the broadcast production contract for new Twenty20 cricket competition the Pakistan Super League.

Organisers of the 2015 Abu Dhabi Tour have said the inaugural edition of the cycling event will be shown in 169 countries around the world across 10 television networks, with eight of them covering the race live.

The IMG agency has expanded the reach of its action sports and lifestyle channel Edgesport by agreeing a carriage deal with multi-platform media and entertainment organisation Abu Dhabi Media Company.

Free-to-air and pay-television broadcaster Abu Dhabi Media has launched a new sports channel dedicated to increasing the exposure for traditional Emirati sports in the Arab region.

The IEC in Sports agency has agreed a four-year deal to distribute the global media rights for the Dubai Marathon on an exclusive basis with immediate effect.

British Eurosport, the UK division of pan-European sports broadcaster Eurosport, and UK free-to-air channel Quest will broadcast live coverage of the 2014 Dubai Challenge Cup one-off exhibition football match.

Sports content company Aurora Media Worldwide has signed a two-year agreement with the Falcon and Associates agency to support host broadcaster, state-owned Dubai Sports, in its coverage of badminton’s World Superseries Finals event, which will be held in Dubai next month.

All UAE-based sports broadcasters have united to boycott the acquisition of rights to the forthcoming 2014 Gulf Cup of Nations national team football tournament amid a dispute over the sales process, according to the Gulf News website.

State-owned television channel Dubai Sports has agreed a deal for the host broadcast rights to cycling’s inaugural Dubai Tour, which will take place from February 5-8 next year.