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US cable-television channel Fuel TV has confirmed it will be rebranded as Fox Sports 2 on August 17 to coincide with the launch of Fox Sports 1, the new pay-television channel from the Fox Sports division of the Fox network.

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US horse racing organisation the Jockey Club has agreed a multi-year rights deal with the Fox Sports division of the Fox network.

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The United States Golf Association has agreed a 12-year deal with the Fox Sports division of US network Fox for the broadcast rights to the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open Championships.

Premiership Rugby, the commercial rights-holder and organiser of the World Club 7s rugby union tournament, has agreed two new broadcast deals for the inaugural edition of the event.

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NFL American football franchise the Cleveland Browns have agreed a new multi-year television deal with local cable television partner SportsTime Ohio.

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The Learfield Sports agency has agreed a seven-year deal with US college South Methodist University for the multimedia rights to its Mustang athletics teams.

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The Fox Sports division of US network Fox has extended and expanded its multi-platform rights agreement with the Nascar motor-racing series for two additional seasons beyond 2022.

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US cable television channel One World Sports, the broadcast rights holder for New York Cosmos football games, has entered into a distribution agreement with regional US sports cable broadcaster SportsNet New York.

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The NBC Sports division of US media group NBCUniversal has announced a partnership with the Dallas Cowboys NFL American football team and the Replay Technologies company to introduce a groundbreaking broadcast initiative for games at the Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium.

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US network CBS and cable-television operator Time Warner Cable have pulled back from a threatened blackout in eight US markets as talks continue over a new retransmission contract, according to the USA Today newspaper.

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The IMG College agency has agreed an 11-year multimedia rights partnership with Rutgers University Athletics, which will begin in the 2013-14 academic year.

BoxNation pays big fee for Mayweather-Alvarez ‘fight of the year’

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US cable television channel One World Sports has added to its football portfolio by agreeing a season-long rights deal to air delayed coverage of games featuring English Premier League team Arsenal.

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North Dakota State University has agreed a three-year broadcast rights extension with US media company Hoak.

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NBC Sports Group, operated by US media company NBCUniversal, has agreed a 10-year rights deal, from 2015 to 2024, with the Nascar motor-racing series.

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Fox Sports 1, the new national pay-television sports channel that will be launched by US network Fox on August 17, will look for advertising agency partners from later this year, according to Fox Sports Media Group head of marketing Robert Gottlieb.

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US network Fox’s new national sports channel Fox Sports 1 will have a less serious “personality” as it prepares to compete against ESPN, according to Fox Sports chief executive officer David Hill. FS1