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The premier men’s and women’s tennis tours struck new media rights deals in Canada last month, both earning decent rights-fee increases.

Canadian public-service broadcaster CBC paid a small increase to extend its deal with the International Olympic Committee to cover the 2022 and 2024 Games.

The resurrected World Cup of Hockey will join the National Hockey League on pay-television broadcaster Rogers Sportsnet in Canada following a deal agreed late last month.

The breadth and depth of coverage the 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games will achieve in Canada is seen by the International Olympic Committee as an acceptable trade-off for a minimal increase in media-rights income.

Canadian pay-television broadcaster Rogers Communications’ acquisition of the English-language regional rights to Montreal Canadiens games this month was driven by its desire to offer the full complement of Canadiens games in English on mobile and online platforms.

The Premier Lacrosse League is extending its reach in Canada by making Sportsnet its exclusive distribution partner in the country.

Canadian sports broadcaster Sportsnet has acquired broadcast rights to minor league baseball team the Vancouver Canadians

Canadian public-service broadcaster the CBC has acquired rights for the 2022 and 2024 Olympic Games in partnership with telecommunications companies Rogers Communications and Bell Media.

Canadian pay-television broadcaster Rogers Sportsnet has agreed a sublicensing deal with the Fox Sports division of US network Fox to broadcast coverage of the German Bundesliga in Canada.

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Formula One has earned a significant increase in its rights value in Canada thanks to intense competition between pay-television broadcasters.

Massive Rogers deal for NHL rights in Canada shows how much pay-TV fears the ‘cord-cutters’

Tour de France commits early to EBU despite interest from agencies and pay-TV companies

International Rugby Board fails to get North American deal for World Cup.