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Canadian telco Bell has completed its set of exclusive linear NFL rights after picking up its one missing set of games, on Thursday nights, from rival telco Rogers.

Fifa avoided the prospect of going back into a US court by agreeing to extend its World Cup rights deal with Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Sports last month. But getting off the legal hook comes at a price, in terms of questions about Fifa’s governance and also, possibly, in having sold the rights at well below market value.

The amounts paid for the rights to the 2026 World Cup by Fox and Telemundo in the US and Bell Media in Canada are unconfirmed

Uefa has agreed a raft of Champions League and Europa League rights deals, securing fee increases in each territory, TV Sports Markets understands.

Pay-television broadcasters TSN and RDS have agreed a new multi-year extension of its media-rights deal with the UFC
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The NFL American football league has appointed Mary Ann Turcke, a former executive at Canadian telecommunications company Bell Media, as president of digital media and the NFL Network.

Canadian telecommunications company Bell Media has acquired exclusive rights in the country for the 2017 Invictus Games.

North America’s Major League Baseball has confirmed renewals of a swathe of rights deals for the new 2016 season.