Česká Televize (Czech Republic)

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The Pragosport agency last month extended its deal for global rights to the Czech First League – the Czech Republic’s top-tier football league – and immediately secured a domestic deal with pay-television broadcaster O2 for rights in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Aggressive bidding from telcos has helped Uefa substantially grow the value of its club competition rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

Uefa has more than doubled the value of its club competitions in Czech Republic and Slovakia by striking an exclusive deal for the Champions League with pay-television broadcaster O2.

Czech public-service broadcaster Česká Televize acquired rights to the 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games from Discovery Communications this week, paying substantially more than the value of the 2014 and 2016 Games in the country.

The aggressiveness of telco Telekom Srbija was a driving factor in increases in the value of the rights to the Uefa Champions League and Europa League in the Balkans.

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Media rights income for Euroleague basketball is likely to be about the same in the 2014-15 season as it was last season, partly due to difficulties in Russia, one of the sport’s key markets.

The Pragosport agency is understood to have broken even on its deal for the Czech football league following two broadcast deals it agreed at the end of last month.

Pragosport deal is boost for Czech football league