FOOTBALL Football: UK public-service broadcaster the BBC renewed its highlights rights for the English Premier League for three seasons, from 2013-14 to 2015-16, in a deal worth £179.

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FOOTBALL Football: Public-service broadcaster the Namibia Broadcasting Corporation acquired the rights for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in a deal with the Sportfive agency

American Football: US networks CBS, Fox and NBC acquired rights for the NFL in nine-year deals, from 2014-15 to 2022-23, worth a combined $3.1bn (€2.4bn) per year.

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Archive: UK pay-television operator ESPN agreed an archive sports programming deal with public-service broadcaster the BBC. More than 80 hours of archive footage will be shown on the ESPN Classic channel

Athletics: The IEC in Sports agency agreed deals with free-to-air broadcasters in five European countries for the rights for the World Athletics Series from 2011 to 2013, including the athletics World…

Handball: EHF Marketing, the commercial arm of the European Handball Federation, signed media-rights deals with broadcasters in several territories

Athletics: Channel 4, the UK commercial broadcaster, acquired the rights for the 2011 and 2013 World Championships in a three-year deal with the IEC in Sports agency

ESPN America, Disney’s pan-European, US sports network, is facing a critical couple of months as it looks to renew major rights contracts for Major League Baseball and ice-hockey’s National Hockey League.

Asian Games: Indian cable and satellite broadcaster Zee acquired the cable and satellite rights for the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou in a deal with the Dentsu agency

Baseball: Chinese broadcasters Shenzhen TV, Jiangsu TV and Beijing TV acquired packages of rights for Major League Baseball matches in 2009 and 2010 in deals with Major League Baseball International,…

Baseball: Pan-regional broadcaster Eurosport acquired the rights for next month’s 2009 Baseball World Cup in a deal with the International Baseball Federation.

Asian Games: Chinese state broadcaster CCTV acquired the rights for the 2010 Asian Games in Guangdong, China, in a deal with the Games’ organisers. CCTV will undertake the host broadcasting of the event.

Basketball: Eurosport Deutschland acquired live rights for nine selected playoff matches from Germany’s top league, the Basketball Bundesliga, in a deal with the league and rights-holder