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.
UK commercial broadcaster ITV has bought rights to the 2019 and 2023 Rugby World Cups, while deals have also been struck in Japan and sub-Saharan Africa, TV Sports Markets understands.
A series of recently-agreed and impending deals could see the Professional Darts Corporation's global income rise 50 per cent in 2017.
Concurrent auction processes for three UK media rights deals in recent weeks generated strong competition between free-to-air broadcasters, helping each rights-holder to a healthy fee increase.
After protracted negotiations over a UK deal for Euro 2016 and 2020, Uefa last week signed off on a valuable deal with long-term partners the BBC and ITV.
The Six Nations Committee bucked the trend when awarding its UK rights earlier this month, opting for wide coverage from free-to-air broadcasters and leaving pay-television money on the table.
Joseph Rivers, research analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence examines free-to-air television audiences in the big five European markets for the 2014-15 Uefa Europa League
Mike Kiernan, Analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, looks at audiences in key European markets for the 2014 Tour de France
The World Cup rights deals signed by Fifa in the UK and Germany just before the current tournament kicked off confirmed the difficulties the governing body has had in securing decent fee increases in both markets and in Europe generally.
There were mixed results for broadcasters of this year's French Open, Mike Kiernan, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence explains
UK commercial broadcaster ITV this week agreed to pay a small increase for its free-to-air rights to the French Open tennis tournament.
There were mixed results for broadcasters of the 2013-14 Uefa Champions League in Europe's big five markets, as Mike Kiernan, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence explains
Cumulative free-to-air television audiences across the big five markets increase for this season's Uefa Europa League, as Mike Kiernan, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence explains
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