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Italy’s top football league, Lega Serie A, has written to IMG rejecting the claim for damages relating to the agency’s contract for the league’s global media rights, SportBusiness Media has learned. O

IMG continues to recoup its investment in English Premier League rights in Eastern Europe with a new deal with pay-television broadcaster Sportklub in the Balkans.

The Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has renewed rights for golf’s Open Championship in the Nordics until 2024.

English Premier League rights are set to fall in value in yet more Asian markets, with weak competition triggering a 32 per cent drop in the value of its rights in Japan and the Philippines.

Federación Panameña de Fútbol (FEPAFUT), the governing body of football in Panama, has agreed a four-year deal with the IMG agency to distribute its media rights internationally.

In acquiring media distribution rights to the 2019 and 2020 International Champions Cup, IMG was the beneficiary of a change in direction by the former sales agency for the competition, Catalyst Media.

The IMG agency has agreed a two-year deal to market the global media rights to the International Champions Cup club football competition

Pay-television broadcaster BT Sport has acquired rights to the FIA World Rallycross Championship in the UK and Ireland from 2019 in a multi-year deal

IMG has agreed a five-year deal to become the exclusive global media-rights representative for Badminton Asia events

Pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports and commercial broadcaster Ten are set to secure rights in Australia to the 2019 Rugby World Cup, according to the Sydney Morning Herald

UK pay-television broadcaster Sky Sports’ new rights deal for the US PGA Championship is for the five-year period from 2019 to 2023, SportBusiness Media understands. This marks a rebuilding of the long-term partnership between rights-holder and broadcaster that ended in 2016 when Sky refused to meet rights distributor IMG’s valuation of the property.

Brazilian clubs set to vote through bid from Sport Promotion worth up to $460m Bid from US fund Prudent worth $80m per year likely to be rejected

International sports broadcaster Eurosport has held on to English Premier League rights in Romania, giving it leverage in upcoming carriage negotiations with local pay-television operators

Swiss pay-television broadcaster Teleclub has reached a new deal that will give it increased exclusivity over National Hockey League rights in Switzerland from the 2020-21 season

Swiss pay-television broadcaster Teleclub has renewed National Hockey League rights, solidifying a key ice hockey property amid competition from telco UPC

The value of Ultimate Fighting Championship rights has fallen in the Philippines, but local sources say the result is still a good one for the promotion and its owner, IMG, given current market dynamics

Italy’s second-tier football division, Serie B, is in talks with three agencies over its international media rights and expects to close a deal in the coming weeks, but exposure rather than revenue will b…