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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

The European Broadcasting Union has acquired rights to the Women’s Euro 21 tournament as well as various Youth and futsal competitions until the end of the 2021-22 season, SportBusiness Media understands.

European Broadcasting Union member broadcasters in 13 countries are showing the inaugural edition of The Match, a Ryder Cup-style athletics clash between Europe and the USA which begins today (Monday)…

The Eurovision Sport division of the European Broadcasting Union consortium of public-service broadcasters has appointed Robert Portman as head of winter sport

The European Broadcasting Union has finalised a deal for rights to “other Fifa events” until 2022 in 38 territories.

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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.

The European Broadcasting Union renewed worldwide rights to European Athletics events over four years at a steady rights fee in a deal agreed late last month.

The Vuelta a España cycle race earned a strong increase in media-rights fee from the European Broadcasting Union in a five-year deal finalised late last month.

IMG Events & Media will provide the lion’s share of the Fédération Equestre Internationale’s media-rights income after the governing body this month renewed its deals with long-term partners IMG and the European Broadcasting Union.

The international skiing federation this week welcomed the European Broadcasting Union’s deal in the US for Austrian World Cup skiing events.

Pan-regional broadcaster Eurosport has lost its automatic right to share content acquired by the European Broadcasting Union, the consortium of public-service broadcasters.