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The Pitch International agency secured a late rights deal in the critical German market for the 2015 men’s Handball World Championship at the end of December – the last major market where a deal was outstanding.

BeIN Media Group and the Pitch International agency have agreed a host of deals for the International Handball World Championships over the past few weeks, TV Sports Markets understands.

Greek pay-television broadcaster Nova picked up rights to France’s Ligue 1 earlier this month in an attempt to retain subscribers after losing Uefa Champions League and Europa League rights to rival OTE.

The Pitch International agency agreed international rights deals for the Irish, Scottish and Welsh rugby unions earlier this month. The deals will help the agency shore up an international rugby rights portfolio which has come under pressure this year.

French pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports picked up the rights to the Argentinian Primera División this week in a deal with the Pitch International agency.

IMG Media’s acquisition of the international rights to European club rugby was due to be confirmed late this week. The deal was reported exclusively in the last issue of TV Sports Markets.

The IMG Media agency today (June 13, 2014) confirmed a deal to distribute global media rights to European club rugby's new elite tournaments, run by European Professional Club Rugby.

Read here TV Sports Markets' report from two weeks ago on how IMG won the bidding war with rival agencies to land the rights.

The bidding for the rights for the competitions of European Professional Club Rugby, the new European governing body for club rugby, is set to be a battle between incumbent rights-holders Pitch International and the IMG Media agency.


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