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Lagardère Sports last month secured coverage in Germany and Austria for the Kontinental Hockey League following years without a partner.

The Sauerland Promotion’s deal with Sport1 in Germany is of similar value to its previous deal with commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1, TV Sports Markets understands.

The World Rally Championship last week earned a small increase from sports broadcaster Sport1 for its rights in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The German handball league, the Handball-Bundesliga, will receive bids for its domestic media rights one week from today, TV Sports Markets understands.

A series of recently-agreed and impending deals could see the Professional Darts Corporation's global income rise 50 per cent in 2017.

German subscription broadcaster Sportdigital Fussball has added Belgium’s Jupiler Pro League and USA’s Major League Soccer to its portfolio of football leagues.

German sports broadcaster Sport1 has agreed a deal with sports and betting-related services company Sportradar to acquire rights for this seasons eFootball.Pro League in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

German sports broadcaster Sport1 has added further content for its new esports channel by agreeing a two-year rights deal with US video game developer and events organiser Blizzard Entertainment

German sports broadcaster Sport1 has said it will close its dedicated US sports channel to make way for a new platform for esports

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The Infront Sports & Media agency signed off relatively lucrative long-term deals for ice hockey’s World Championship in three markets last month.

The National Basketball Association has finalised a string of deals outside its domestic US market in recent weeks, securing large increases in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and India, and a modest uplift in Poland.

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

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.

German sports broadcaster Sport1 picked up the rights to the inaugural season of the Champions Hockey League ice hockey tournament for a small rights fee.

German telco Deutsche Telekom last week moved back into buying exclusive sports rights with a deal for the domestic basketball league, which was a big increase on the previous value.

The renewal of the National Basketball Association’s domestic media-rights deal, expected later this year, is the most eagerly awaited in US sport and will no doubt be the biggest of the year.

Interviews with Matt Brabants, senior vice president of global media distribution and business operations, and Elsa Memmi, vice president of global media distribution across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, on the NBA’s global media rights strategy.

German sports broadcaster Sport1 last month picked up rights to the Fiba World Cup, which takes place in August, in a cash and airtime deal.

Sport1’s deal last week for the rights to the National Hockey League means the sports broadcaster now has exclusive rights to each of the four top North American sports leagues.

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