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Pay-television broadcaster Nova has taken advantage of a sharp reduction in sports rights funding at Greek public broadcaster ERT, following a snap election earlier this year, to acquire a pair of key properties and become Greek top-tier football’s main broadcast partner.  

A snap general election in Greece could thwart Greek football club PAOK’s attempts to seal a lucrative rights deal with public-service broadcaster ERT.

Greek public-service broadcaster ERT will recoup almost a quarter of its investment on the first two years of its deal for Formula One motor racing championship rights in a ‘cash plus content’ sublicensing agreement with pay-television broadcaster Cosmote.

Formula One rights in Greece will remain with incumbent rights-holders ERT and Cosmote in the next cycle, after a brief period of negotiation with local rights-broker, the Asset Ogilvy advertising agency

Greek public-service broadcaster ERT has renewed rights to the Greek Basket League for a further two seasons and is set to pick up rights to a host of other domestic sports leagues

Greek football club Panionios has agreed a new deal with pay-television broadcaster Nova for the rights to its home matches for the 2019-20 season

Greek public-service broadcaster ERT and pay-television broadcaster Cosmote have agreed sublicensing deals involving rights to the Champions League, Europa League and Formula One

Greek public-service broadcaster ERT has announced that it has acquired rights to the French Open for the next three years, adding yet more content to its new ERT Sports channel

Greek public-service broadcaster ERT will continue to broadcast the top-tier leagues of domestic basketball, volleyball, handball and water polo, along with the second-tier Football League.

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After months of negotiations the seven clubs in Greece’s Super League without media-rights deals for the 2018-19 season last week found a home with public-service broadcaster ERT.

The added content provided by the Nations League will push the value of Uefa national-team rights in Greece up by more than 30 per cent from 2018-19, TV Sports Markets understands.

The NBA has increased the value of its rights in Greece via a two-season renewal with pay-television broadcaster Cosmote this week.

The Greek government will offer the country’s domestic football clubs a massive increase in media-rights revenue, but only if they agree to a series of demands including a restructuring of the league system.

Patrick Comninos, chief executive of the Basketball Champions League, spoke to media at the Fiba Final Four event last week about Greek basketball club Panathinaikos reported interest in joining the competition.

Greek pay-television broadcaster Cosmote’s new deal with Uefa will significantly increase the number of national team matches it can broadcast at no extra cost.

The value of Uefa Champions League and Europa League rights in Greece is set to fall in its new cycle despite rights being sold exclusively to pay-television broadcaster Cosmote last week.

Uefa is considering selling Champions League and Europa League rights in a new cycle exclusively to a pay-television broadcaster to maximise value in Greece.

Fifa has earned a surprisingly strong fee for 2018 Fifa World Cup rights in Greece from ERT after taking back the rights from the Taf Sports agency.

Greek public-service broadcaster ERT last month fought off competition from local commercial broadcasters to acquire International Basketball Federation (Fiba) events for five years.

Greek public-service broadcaster ERT’s acquisition of two blue-chip properties is a sign it may slowly be recovering after its short-lived closure almost two years ago.

ESPN’s desire for football content after losing out on the Champions League has helped Uefa achieve a significant rise in the value of the Europa League in Brazil.

F1 free-to-air rights value slips in Greece

Fiba nets healthy World Cup increase in Greece despite recession

Big two Greek basketball clubs suffer drop in media rights income

Petrucci intervention helps Fiba close late late Rai deal

Euroleague deal points to life in Greek market

Rai set to acquire rights for Euro 2008 from Sportfive.