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UK telecommunications company BT has secured a victory in the Court of Appeal that will force the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) to re-examine its decision to stop pay-television broadcaster BSkyB being forced to offer its main sports channels to rivals at a discount.

UK pay-television broadcaster BSkyB has snatched the rights to cricket’s Indian Premier League, TV Sports Markets understands, beating off competition from rival pay-television operator BT and commercial broadcaster ITV, the UK rights-holder for the last four seasons.

Sky keeps BT at arm’s length with seven long-term rights deals

UK pay-television broadcasters BSkyB and BT Sport were in advanced talks yesterday (Thursday) evening over a proposed deal to share broadcast coverage of European club rugby union’s top tournament, according to the Daily Telegraph newspaper.

Marc Watson, the chief executive of UK telecommunications company BT’s television arm, expects to strike a deal eventually with pay-television broadcaster BSkyB that would allow the two rivals to broadcast each other’s sports channels.

NBA wants one home in the UK

Eurosport set to tie up French Open in long-term deal to cement its grip on grand slam tennis

Mike Kiernan, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, examines BT Sport’s audiences for its flagship domestic properties, football’s Premier League and rugby union’s Premiership BT Sp

Interview with Hugh Roberts, owner of the SweetSpot Group, on retaining its contract to act as event host of the Tour of Britain.

SweetSpot outlines TV plans after renewing Tour of Britain contract for next five years

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

The FA and Football League cash in as Sky and BT scrap for content

In its haste to exit the UK, ESPN may have missed an opportunity with its ESPN America channel

SPL drops Sportfive for MP & Silva premium in nine-year deal for international rights

As the English FA tenders its domestic rights from 2014-15 onwards, SportBusiness Intelligence analyst Pauline McVey, examines FA Cup audiences in the UK

Irish government likely to add final day’s coverage of the Ryder Cup to its list of events protected for free-to-air coverage.