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Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has once again blown away competition from Nordic public-service broadcasters for winter sports content, acquiring exclusive rights to International Skating Union events from the Infront agency.

The Finnish Ice Hockey Association has increased the value of its domestic rights by about 60 per cent in a new deal with US media group Discovery, whilst retaining the same level of free-to-air exposure.

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.

The World Rally Championship turned down bigger offers for its rights in Finland in order to agree a deal with public-service broadcaster YLE that will allow it to hold on to content for its OTT platform,…

Fifa has earned an increase in the value of World Cup rights in Finland after the winter scheduling of the 2022 tournament in Qatar sparked competition between the country's commercial broadcasters.

Finnish public-service broadcaster YLE has renewed a rights agreement for the Ski Classics series of long-distance skiing events

The Eurovision Sport division of the European Broadcasting Union consortium of public-service broadcasters has appointed Robert Portman as head of winter sport

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

Finnish public-service broadcaster YLE has acquired rights for the Ski Classics long-distance championship.

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Infront Sports & Media’s extension with the Finnish Ski Association, which goes well into the next decade, is part of a trend of long-term deals between the agency and other ski associations.

YLE will pay a 10-per-cent increase for media rights in Finland to the Olympic Games of 2018 and 2020, despite being unable to secure coverage of some of the most valuable events.

Modern Times Group this month capitalised on a U-turn by MTV3 to pick up the pay-television rights to the Uefa Champions League in Finland.

The European Broadcasting Union is in advanced stages of negotiations with Uefa over a deal for Euro 2016 football rights in 27 territories, TV Sports Markets understands.

Uefa is in difficult discussions over a deal for Champions League rights in Finland after an initial deal collapsed, TV Sports Markets understands

The CAA Eleven agency completed a host of new deals for Uefa European Qualifiers rights at the end of July, with strong results in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

Infront strikes first deals for new Champions Hockey League