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Canal Plus and Eurosport are battling it out over the pay-television rights to French rugby union’s Pro D2, with the existing rights fee set to treble.

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.

The German Bundesliga is set to more than double its international rights value from 2015-16 onwards following a host of deals agreed in recent weeks.

Pan-European sports broadcaster Eurosport last week renewed a host of top skiing rights, with expanded exclusivity and at slight fee increases, in a deal with the Infront Sports & Media agency.

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

Mike Kiernan, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, examines live television audiences in Europe’s five largest markets for motorcycling’s MotoGP world championship

The Union Cycliste Internationale’s long-standing goal of centralising the media rights to the UCI World Tour looks set to be put on the back burner under new president Brian Cookson in favour of more achievable objectives: creating a coherent calendar and improving cycling as a television product.

Interview with Laurent Prud’homme, director of sports-rights acquisitions, and Géraldine Filiol, deputy managing director for international communications, marketing and external relations, Eurosport, on the UCI World Tour.

Dorna Sports, the commercial rights-holder of the MotoGP racing championship, secured a decent increase in its rights fee from the German market in a deal with Eurosport late last month.

Pay-television broadcaster Setanta Asia doubled the value of European club rugby in Asia this month, adding the new Champions Cup competition to a strong rugby portfolio.

Eurosport France, the French arm of the pan-regional broadcaster, has renewed its non-exclusive domestic rights to cycling’s Tour de France.

There were mixed results for broadcasters of this year's French Open, Mike Kiernan, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence explains

The 20 clubs of Italy’s Serie A are trying to pick the best possible combination of bids from a rights auction marked by an extraordinary degree of tactical bidding that has thrown the process into confusion.

UK commercial broadcaster ITV this week agreed to pay a small increase for its free-to-air rights to the French Open tennis tournament.

Uefa enjoyed differing levels of success in the sales of its club competition rights in France and Southeast Asia last month. The outcome points to a cooling of the French market but suggests there is still margin for substantial growth in several major Asian territories.

The IMG agency believes that the recent deals it secured with 30 broadcasters for the newly-launched FIA World Rallycross Championship are a strong indication that the agency’s long-term investment in the sport will pay off.

Glasgow Commonwealth Games on track to hit commercial revenue targets

Last Friday’s French football league rights auction put a large hole in the theory that Al Jazeera-owned pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports is an unstoppable force bent on dominating the local market

Interview round up from SPORTELAsia on building a successful sports brand in Asia