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The World Cup rights deals signed by Fifa in the UK and Germany just before the current tournament kicked off confirmed the difficulties the governing body has had in securing decent fee increases in both markets and in Europe generally.

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

The world swimming federation earned a small fee increase in its renewal last week with Japanese commercial broadcaster TV Asahi.

Interview with Peter Hall, Fina’s head of marketing TV, on the federation’s new deal with commercial broadcaster TV Asahi in Japan.

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.

The German Ski Association, the Deutscher Skiverband (DSV), secured a small increase in the value of its media rights outside Germany in a renewal with the Infront Sports & Media agency this week.

New F1 bidders emerge in Germany

ARD/ZDF interest drives value of Wimbledon rights in Sky deal in Germany

Mike Kiernan, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, reviews audiences across selected European markets for the Winter Olympics in Sochi

Sport1 says it wants to be the home of handball in Germany

Pauline McVey analyses domestic audiences on free-to-air television for the Fifa World Cup 2014 qualifiers in Europe’s five biggest markets, and in Portugal L

Tour de France commits early to EBU despite interest from agencies and pay-TV companies

Pauline McVey, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, examines television audiences in Europe for the last month’s World Athletics Championships in Moscow T

As Brazil delivers increased audiences for the Fifa Confederations Cup in Europe’s big five markets, Pauline McVey, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, runs the numbers T

Lisicki timing is good for IMG in German Wimbledon TV rights talks

Germany’s RTL snatches national team qualifier matches from under the nose of ARD/ZDF

Pauline McVey, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, examines television audiences for the Uefa Champions League and Europa League in Europe’s big five markets U

Ufa Sports faces a hard battle to hold on to World Championship handball rights

Pauline McVey, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, reviews television audiences for the recent Alpine World Ski Championships in key European markets