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UK pay-television operator Sky doubled the rights fee for the exclusive domestic rights to golf’s Open Championship last week in order to wrest it from public-service broadcaster the BBC.

The UK pay-television market delivered another sensational boost to English Premier League revenues yesterday with new live domestic media rights deals worth £5.136bn ($7.8bn/€6.9bn) over the three seasons from 2016-17 to 2018-19.

UK pay-television broadcaster BSkyB is thought to be paying a small increase for the rights to English cricket in its extension with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

Even in a tournament in which the England national team disappointed, football matches from the Fifa World Cup dominated the top UK television audiences last year

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

Ofcom will be fighting a lonely battle in trying to convince the Premier League to make all of its matches available for live broadcast in the UK.

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club (R&A) could be forced to sell at least some of the rights to the British Open to pay-television if it is to increase the media rights value of the competition.

UK pay-television broadcaster BSkyB has moved to solidify its position as a broadcaster of top-class rugby union through two big deals.

Giles Clarke, the head of the International Cricket Council’s media-rights negotiation team, hailed this month’s deal with Rupert Murdoch’s Star pay-television operations as “hugely positive for the game around the world.”

The United States Golf Association was able to use the competition, or the threat of it, in the UK pay-television market to secure a strong increase in value of the rights to the US Open.

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

Sky, BT and the BBC all posted positive viewing figures for the 2013-14 English Premier League season. For live coverage, pay-television broadcaster BSkyB recorded its second-best season ever, while telecommunications company BT posted figures well in excess of those achieved by previous Premier League broadcasters ESPN and Setanta ...

The UK rights to the Top 14, French rugby union’s top league, enjoyed a strong increase in value in last week’s deal with pay-television broadcaster BSkyB.

The ICC’s ambitious income target for its next cycle of media rights sales

Clubs are real winners from BT-Sky sharing deal for European rugby