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Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has gained a foothold in winter sports in the Nordics with its shock acquisition of a host of properties from the Infront agency.

Rai, Mediaset and Sky were all expected to bid this week for a cut-price 2018 Fifa World Cup. The rights in Italy have plummeted in value since the national team failed to qualify for the tournament, losing a play-off to Sweden.

New inventory and strong broadcaster competition has seen the value of Uefa’s package of national team rights increase markedly in Scandinavia.

The Infront Sports & Media agency’s deals last week for World Championship and World Cup skiing events with Swedish public-service broadcaster SVT are thought to represent a decent increase on the current value of the rights.

Uefa does good business for Euro 2016 in Sweden and Hong Kong

Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has acquired rights to a host of winter sports properties in the Nordics from the Infront agency, landing a blow to public-service broadcasters in the region

Swedish public-service broadcaster SVT has picked up rights to the International Table Tennis Federation’s 2018 World Team Table Tennis Championships, which will take place in Halmstad, Sweden.

Swedish public-service broadcaster SVT has acquired rights for motor-racing’s World Rallycross Championship.

Swedish public-service broadcaster SVT has secured a rights agreement for International Ice Hockey Federation events including the annual IIHF World Championship.

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