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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.

Uefa has agreed a raft of Champions League and Europa League rights deals, securing fee increases in each territory, TV Sports Markets understands.

Uefa is understood to be close to a breakthrough in Russia for the rights to its European Qualifiers but still faces big challenges in Germany, where third-party rights remain unsold, and Singapore, where it has not sold any rights.

Mike Kiernan, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, reviews television audiences across the big five markets for the recently concluded Formula One World Championship

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.

The European Handball Federation saw the value of its Champions League rights in Germany rebound in a new deal with Sky Deutschland, following a drop in the previous cycle.

New F1 bidders emerge in Germany

ARD/ZDF interest drives value of Wimbledon rights in Sky deal in Germany

Golf’s Masters holds its media-rights value in Germany

Germany’s Sport1 says it will not be run for the benefit of Sky Deutschland

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

German broadcaster Sport1 targets pay-TV growth

Lisicki timing is good for IMG in German Wimbledon TV rights talks

Sky Deutschland is getting stronger but the big Bundesliga deal means it needs to pay less for other sport

Premiere, the German pay-television broadcaster, has salvaged something of its reputation following its deal with DSF.

Shock award of international media rights for German league football

France, Italy, UK and Nordic region the only European territories covered so far.

Sky Italia to re-launch digital multi-channel coverage this season.

Football: The German Football League awarded the rights for the Bundesliga in several three-year deals covering 2006-07 to 2008-09.