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The International Gymnastic Federation’s (FIG) rekindling of its relationship with the European Broadcasting Union after a 20-year break was given impetus by the federation’s recent difficulties with exposure.

The European Broadcasting Union paid a slight fee increase to renew its global rights to European Union of Gymnastics (UEG) events for the 2021-24 cycle.

Greek public broadcaster ERT’s determination to make athletics central to its sporting output drove the broadcaster to join the European Broadcasting Union’s pool for a host of European and World Championship events.

The latest rights deals for cycling’s Tour de France and La Vuelta a España represent good business for the buyers, the European Broadcasting Union and Discovery Communications, industry insiders familiar with the deals told SportBusiness Media.

The International Biathlon Union has doubled the value of its global media-rights in a ‘four-plus-four’ deal agreed in exclusive negotiations with the European Broadcasting Union.

The European Broadcasting Union, the umbrella body of mainly public-service broadcasters, has announced that total viewing hours for this year’s Tour de France have risen by 10.5

The European Broadcasting Union, the consortium of public-service broadcasters in Europe, has expressed its concern over proposed changes to the funding of Slovenia’s public-service broadcaster.

Eurovision Sport, the sports arm of the European Broadcasting Union, has recruited Alexis Vapaille, broadcasting rights manager at the International Paralympic Committee, as sports project manager, summer…

The host broadcast of matches from the Nemzeti Bajnokság, the top-tier football championship in Hungary, is being undertaken with a reduced production set-up with no cameras allowed alongside the field …

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The Infront agency has almost doubled the value of the International Ice Hockey Federation’s global media and marketing rights and promised future digital investment and collaboration to seal a 10-year agreement.

Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has gained a foothold in winter sports in the Nordics with its shock acquisition of a host of properties from the Infront agency.

Public-service broadcaster ARD’s three-year renewal of its Tour de France rights deal in Germany reflects its renewed commitment to the Tour following earlier concerns over doping. It follows two two-year deals which the broadcaster considered a test period.

The Infront agency’s acquisition of the International Skating Union’s global media rights is the latest plank in the company’s strategy to dominate the winter sports rights market. T

European Broadcasting Union to buy rights to Austrian ski association events in Europe Deal with IMG will be worth €8.2

EBU acquires rights to 2022 and 2024 Ski Flying World Championships for €3m This is about 12% more than the €3.4m it paid for rights for 2018 and 2020 The EBU paid €2.5m fo

Infront has beaten competition from rival agency IMG and the European Broadcasting Union to hold on to the international skiing federation’s global media and marketing rights.

The International Paralympic Committee secured an increased rights fee and wider coverage from its renewal with the European Broadcasting Union last month.

Amaury Sport Organisation has increased the value of its Tour de France media rights across Europe by just under 20 per cent following a renewal with the European Broadcasting Union this month.

Despite the addition of new events to its recent deal for Fédération Internationale de Natation (Fina) rights, the European Broadcasting Union will pay a similar fee as in its existing agreement.

Uefa’s latest deal for its national team rights in Austria is evidence of a change in strategy for sales in Europe from 2018-19, as European football’s governing body attempts to meet its targets for both revenue and exposure.

The European Broadcasting Union’s new, more hard-nosed and aggressive strategy was the main factor behind its renewal of International Biathlon Union rights this week, TV Sports Markets understands.

Union Cycliste Internationale president Brian Cookson said it sold its rights to the European Broadcasting Union as the EBU was “the best player in the market to place our events on free-to-air broadcasters across Europe”.

The European Broadcasting Union is in the process of finalising a long-form contract for international rights to Swiss skiing federation events, TV Sports Markets understands.

The creation of a multi-sport European Championships from 2018 is part of an attempt to de-clutter a congested sporting schedule, and to help summer sports benefit from each other’s popularity.

The European Broadcasting Union’s chances of winning the rights to the Olympic Games from 2018 to 2024 were undermined by two internal splits, TV Sports Markets understands.

Audiences for the Olympic Games will not fall across Europe following the new long-term deal with the Discovery Communications media group, the International Olympic Committee told TV Sports Markets this week.

The European Broadcasting Union signed off a deal for the Euro 2016 tournament in 26 territories late last month in a contract worth considerably less than its deal for Euro 2012.

The European Broadcasting Union is in advanced stages of negotiations with Uefa over a deal for Euro 2016 football rights in 27 territories, TV Sports Markets understands.