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US network NBC this week agreed a deal to show the 2017 America’s Cup, holding off strong interest in the rights from other US broadcasters. Oracle Team USA is the holder of the Cup.

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The CBS network’s renewal of its deal with the US National Football League for its Thursday Night Football package underlines the incredible power of the league in the US television market.

The international skiing federation this week welcomed the European Broadcasting Union’s deal in the US for Austrian World Cup skiing events.

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Interview with Gary Stevenson, president and managing director of MLS Business Ventures, on the new MLS/SUM eight-year deal with IMG Events & Media.

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There are three main reasons why the National Basketball Association secured a 180-per-cent increase in the value of its domestic media rights this month, according to US rights experts.

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Private equity company Bridgepoint Capital could exploit the global expansion ambitions of the two major US sports marketing companies – WME/IMG and CAA – to secure a price in excess of €1bn ($1.32bn) for the Infront Sports & Media agency, experts say.

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US investment company RSE Ventures enjoyed a substantial increase in the value of the global media rights for the 2014 International Champions Cup, the summer friendly club tournament involving some of Europe’s top clubs.

Mike Kiernan, Analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, looks at television audiences in the major European markets and America for the 2014 Fifa World Cup

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Two services due to launch soon show the increasing strategic and commercial importance of short-form content to the big US sports leagues and underline the degree to which US sport is leading the way in exploiting digital media.

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The International Olympic Committee has robustly defended last week’s long-term deal with US media group NBCUniversal on the three key areas in which it has come under scrutiny.

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Interview with Timo Lumme, the IOC’s managing director of television and marketing, about its new deal with NBCUniversal.

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US friendly football tournament set to turn a profit this year

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Interview with Arne Rees, chief operating officer of RSE Ventures, on the International Champions Cup friendly tournament

The ICC’s ambitious income target for its next cycle of media rights sales

Mike Kiernan, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, reviews the most-watched events of 2013 across 10 of the world’s biggest media markets E