Infront Sports & Media has agreed long-term extensions to three of its winter sports rights deals in a move seemingly aimed at heading off rival agency IMG’s ambition in the sector.
The CBC Sports division of Canadian public-service broadcaster CBC has acquired rights for events operated by the International Ski Federation (FIS) and the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF).
Media rights clips from January 15 to January 28
The International Bobsleigh and Tobogganing Federation (FIBT) has renegotiated a deal for Canadian pay-television broadcaster Rogers Sportsnet to show same-day coverage of the remainder of the 2014-15 Bobsleigh and Skeleton Word Cup.
Media rights clips from December 11 to January 14.
Media rights clips from November 27 to December 10
UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has struck a rights deal with the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association.
Polish public-service broadcaster TVP has agreed a three-year deal to broadcast the International Bobsleigh and Tobogganing Federation’s (FIBT) World Cup series.
The value of the media and marketing rights to the bobsleigh and skeleton federation’s main events stayed steady in a renewal with the Infront Sports & Media agency last month.
The International Bobsleigh and Tobogganing Federation (FIBT) has extended its media rights and marketing partnership with the Infront Sports & Media agency through the 2017-18 season.
Leading industry figures have encouraged small sports federations to create specialised in-house television production units.
Rugby union: Pay-television operator British Sky Broadcasting acquired the live rights for English international and domestic rugby in a five-year deal, 2005-06 to 2009-10, with the Rugby Football Union, the sport’s national governing body, and Premier Rugby, the umbrella body of the country’s top-tier clubs.