TV3 (Ireland)

Baltic media group TV3 has agreed an exclusive, multi-year rights deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship to provide coverage of the mixed martial arts promotion in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia

Telco Virgin Media has said it will launch a new sports channel in Ireland as rebranding plans for commercial broadcaster TV3 were confirmed.

Strong competition in Ireland has helped Uefa seal a big increase for its club competition rights, as commercial broadcaster TV3 fell just short in its attempt to acquire all the rights on offer.

European Professional Club Rugby has agreed four media-rights deals in recent weeks which it hopes will increase the exposure of its competitions.

Irish public-service broadcaster RTÉ is considering sublicensing on sports rights next year in an effort to generate additional income, according to the Irish Times newspaper.

Aggressive bidding from free-to-air broadcasters in Ireland helped the Six Nations Committee double its media rights fee in the territory last week.

Irish commercial broadcaster TV3 has acquired rights for rugby union’s Six Nations Championship for four years, from 2018 to 2021.

Telecommunications firm UPC Ireland, a wholly-owned subsidiary of media company Liberty Global, has entered into an agreement with British private equity fund manager Doughty Hanson to acquire Irish commercial broadcaster TV3.

Irish commercial broadcaster TV3 has acquired rights for the final of the FA Cup, English football’s top club knockout competition.

Danish broadcaster TV3 Sport, part of multi-territory commercial and pay-television broadcaster Modern Times Group, has acquired rights to US motor racing series IndyCar.

Irish pay-television broadcaster Setanta is thought to be paying less in its deal, agreed last week, for the Uefa Champions League than it does in the current cycle. Overall, however, Uefa has finished with an increase on the current cycle in Ireland thanks to increases in the value of the free-to-air rights.

Irish commercial broadcaster TV3 has acquired rights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts series.

Spanish public-service broadcaster TVE will not bid for the next cycle of media rights for football’s Uefa Champions League, according to daily newspaper El Mundo.

Modern Times Group (MTG), the multi-territory commercial and pay-television broadcaster, and pan-Nordic basic-tier and pay-television broadcaster SBS Discovery Media, have acquired rights for the Danish Superligaen, the top division of football in the country.

Commercial broadcaster TV3 has acquired the Irish media rights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship Fight Night Dublin mixed martial arts event.

The Irish government is set to undertake a review of the showpiece sporting events that are protected for free-to-air broadcasting in the country.

The European Handball Federation has secured a six-year extension to its television deal in Denmark with public-service broadcaster DR and multi-territory commercial and pay-television broadcaster Modern Times Group.