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Austrian commercial broadcaster Puls 4 has picked up National Hockey League rights for the next four seasons, adding to last year’s acquisition of  rights to the Austrian domestic ice hockey league.

Serie A’s carve out of important rights in its international rights invitation to tender for the 2021-24 cycle has surprised potential agency bidders. Agency sources say there is a premium attached to being the sole global distributor of a property, which is reflected in rights fees. This will be lost in the current process.

Italian football’s Lega Serie A today (Monday) issued the invitation to tender document for the league’s international broadcast rights from 2021-22 to 2023-24.

IMG has found new homes for the 2020-21 Serie A rights in Brazil after DAZN cancelled its deal. But the replacement deals will bring in significantly lower revenue, SportBusiness Media understands.

UK sports media company River Media Partners (RMP) has hired Alex Carr, formerly strategic partnerships manager in the motorsport division of the IMG agency, as its head of global partnerships

The Endeavor-owned IMG agency has announced new positions for Chris Guinness and Hillary Mandel, two of its leading media rights executives, with the duo both promoted to the role of executive vice-president

The Brazilian arm of US pay-television broadcaster Turner has acquired the final package of Italian Serie A rights in Brazil, SportBusiness Media understands

Kosmos Tennis, the investment group that backs the Davis Cup, has hired Enric Rojas, a senior media rights executive at the IMG agency, as its new chief executive

The International Automobile Federation (FIA) is to launch a tender process to find a new promoter of the World Rallycross Championship as it continues negotiations with IMG about the early termination…

The IMG agency is in negotiations with the International Automobile Federation (FIA) about potentially ending its deal to promote the World Rallycross Championship

Wsportsmedia, the Sweden-based broadcast production and media-rights sales company involved notably in winter sports, has named IMG’s Patrik Bauer as the Pro Tour director for the Visma Ski Classics.

Brazilian media group Globo has acquired a small package of rights to the Italian Serie A to be exploited on its pay-television SporTV channel

Brazilian commercial free-to-air broadcaster SBT has acquired the free-to-air rights to South American clubs tournament the Copa Libertadores that were recently given up by media group Globo

Brazilian commercial broadcaster Bandeirantes has acquired the rights to the Italian Serie A in a one-season deal to cover the forthcoming 2020-21 season

Brazilian commercial broadcaster Band is in advanced negotiations with the IMG agency to acquire the rights to the Italian Serie A football league

Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has acquired rights to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the Endeavor-owned mixed martial arts promotion, in Iceland

The IMG agency will launch two new magazine shows for the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) and the FIM Speedway Grand Prix as part of plans to provide additional content for fans