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Interview with Eduard Scott, chief operations officer of Euroleague Basketball, on the league’s complaint to the European Commission about Fiba and the recent Munich Court injunction against Fiba Europe sanctions.

The International Basketball Federation’s (Fiba) deal with Chinese digital company Tencent is thought to be its largest ever on a per-annum basis.

Sky Italia’s deal for International Basketball Federation (Fiba) national team rights this month is part of a broader plan to help revive the fortunes of the sport in Italy.

The National Basketball Association has more than doubled the value of its media rights in sub-Saharan Africa after securing an exclusive deal with start-up pay-television operator Kwesé TV.

The Saran Media agency’s barter deal with Turkish commercial broadcaster TV8 for National Basketball Association rights demonstrates how local interest in the NBA has waned over the last two years.

The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) told TV Sports Markets this week that its new €500m ($540m) deal with the Perform Group will help make its World Cup the “pinnacle” of the sport by 2033.

Media rights clips from February 4 to 17

Interview with Simon Denyer, chief executive of the Perform Group, about Perform's €500m investment in the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) W

Decisions made by national basketball federations to commit clubs to a new Fiba-run competition could scupper IMG’s hopes of refinancing its 10-season, €630m ($682m) joint venture with the Euroleague.

Media rights clips from January 21 to February 3

The threat of an OTT player entering the local television market helped Israel’s Premier League to a 198-per-cent increase in the value of its media rights last month.

Media rights clips from December 17 to January 20

The IMG Events & Media agency said this week the income projections behind its newly-created 10-season joint venture with basketball’s Euroleague were “aggressive, but realistic”.

The National Basketball Association has finalised a string of deals outside its domestic US market in recent weeks, securing large increases in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and India, and a modest uplift in Poland.

Interview with Adam Kelly, senior vice president, head of sales EMEA & global business development (worldwide) at IMG.