Cosmote (Greece)

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Pay-television broadcaster Cosmote reduced its outlay on Greek Cup rights by two-thirds and pushed to shorten the renewal duration to just one season to give it an opportunity to review the impact on the property’s value of a restructuring of the competition, SportBusiness Media understands.

Greek public-service broadcaster ERT will recoup almost a quarter of its investment on the first two years of its deal for Formula One motor racing championship rights in a ‘cash plus content’ sublicensing agreement with pay-television broadcaster Cosmote.

Formula One rights in Greece will remain with incumbent rights-holders ERT and Cosmote in the next cycle, after a brief period of negotiation with local rights-broker, the Asset Ogilvy advertising agency

Greek pay-television broadcaster Cosmote has seen off stiff competition from rival Nova to renew its English Premier League rights in Greece

The NBA has increased the value of its rights in Greece via a two-season renewal with pay-television broadcaster Cosmote this week.

Greek pay-television broadcaster Cosmote has renewed its deal with the Hellenic Football Federation for the exclusive rights to the Greek Cup knockout competition

Greek public-service broadcaster ERT and pay-television broadcaster Cosmote have agreed sublicensing deals involving rights to the Champions League, Europa League and Formula One

Greek pay-television broadcaster Cosmote has struck a two-year extension to its rights deal with the World Rally Championship motorsport series

Greek media reports claim that pay-television broadcaster Cosmote has renewed its English Premier League rights for three seasons, from 2019-20 to 2021-22

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The value of French Ligue 1 rights in Greece and Cyprus is set for a small increase in a renewed deal with pay-television broadcaster Nova.

The value of Serie A rights in Greece is set to fall after incumbent pay-television broadcaster Cosmote refused to match its existing fee

The Asset Ogilvy agency has made a small profit from selling on Spanish LaLiga rights in Greece and Cyprus, following renewals with pay-television broadcasters Cosmote and PrimeTel.

Greek pay-television broadcaster Nova has struck media-rights deals with eight Superleague clubs, effectively marking the end of the league’s collective rights selling.

Greek pay-television broadcaster Cosmote’s new deal with Uefa will significantly increase the number of national team matches it can broadcast at no extra cost.

Rights in Greece to Spain’s LaLiga have increased in value by about 50 per cent, while German Bundesliga rights have stayed flat in deals this month with Asset Ogilvy and Cosmote respectively.

Dorna Sports has prevented a decline in the value of MotoGP rights in Greece, renewing its deal earlier this month with Cosmote for about the same fee.

Euroleague Basketball has increased its media-rights income in the 2016-17 season by 36 per cent compared to 2015-16, and this will rise further in 2017-18 thanks mainly to a blockbuster deal in Greece.

Difficulties in the Greek media market meant Uefa suffered a decrease of about 23 per cent in the value of national team qualifying matches last month.

Basketball’s Euroleague is close to a new media-rights deal in Greece even though its existing contract has two seasons to run, TV Sports Markets understands.

Greek pay-television broadcaster OTE renewed its domestic media rights to the Greek Cup football competition.

England’s Premier League has almost doubled its income in recently-agreed deals covering 11 territories across Europe.

Spain’s LaLiga has leapfrogged Italy’s Serie A in media rights income to become Europe’s second most valuable league following deals agreed in recent weeks.

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.

Uefa is set to secure a decent increase in total rights fees for its Champions League and Europa League club competitions in the Greek market.

The Formula E motor racing series secured strong rights fees in Germany for its inaugural season, mostly through a deal with pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland agreed earlier this month.

Greek pay-television broadcaster OTE paid an increased fee in last week’s renewal for rights to the MotoGP motorcycling series.

Fiba nets healthy World Cup increase in Greece despite recession