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The German football federation, the Deutscher Fußball-Bund, last week secured a small fee increase for a host of rights in a renewal with public-service broadcasters ARD and ZDF.

Mike Kiernan, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, examines television audiences in key European markets for last month’s European Athletics Championships

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

The World Cup rights deals signed by Fifa in the UK and Germany just before the current tournament kicked off confirmed the difficulties the governing body has had in securing decent fee increases in both markets and in Europe generally.

The world swimming federation earned a small fee increase in its renewal last week with Japanese commercial broadcaster TV Asahi.

Interview with Peter Hall, Fina’s head of marketing TV, on the federation’s new deal with commercial broadcaster TV Asahi in Japan.

German sports broadcaster Sport1 last month picked up rights to the Fiba World Cup, which takes place in August, in a cash and airtime deal.

The German Ski Association, the Deutscher Skiverband (DSV), secured a small increase in the value of its media rights outside Germany in a renewal with the Infront Sports & Media agency this week.

New F1 bidders emerge in Germany

ARD/ZDF interest drives value of Wimbledon rights in Sky deal in Germany

Mike Kiernan, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, reviews audiences across selected European markets for the Winter Olympics in Sochi

Sport1 says it wants to be the home of handball in Germany

Pauline McVey analyses domestic audiences on free-to-air television for the Fifa World Cup 2014 qualifiers in Europe’s five biggest markets, and in Portugal L

Tour de France commits early to EBU despite interest from agencies and pay-TV companies

Pauline McVey, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, examines television audiences in Europe for the last month’s World Athletics Championships in Moscow T

Petrucci intervention helps Fiba close late late Rai deal

As Brazil delivers increased audiences for the Fifa Confederations Cup in Europe’s big five markets, Pauline McVey, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, runs the numbers T

Lisicki timing is good for IMG in German Wimbledon TV rights talks

Germany’s RTL snatches national team qualifier matches from under the nose of ARD/ZDF