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Public-service broadcaster ARD’s three-year renewal of its Tour de France rights deal in Germany reflects its renewed commitment to the Tour following earlier concerns over doping. It follows two two-year deals which the broadcaster considered a test period.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, TV Sports Markets analyses the media-rights landscape in cycling, looking at the three major Tours; the Tour de France, the Vuelta a España and the Giro d'Italia.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, TV Sports Markets analyses the media-rights landscape in cycling, looking at the three major Tours; the Tour de France, the Vuelta a España and the Giro …

In the latest interactive monthly data report, TV Sports Markets analyses the media-rights landscape in cycling, looking at the three major Tours; the Tour de France, the Vuelta a España and the Giro d'Italia.

Amaury Sport Organisation has increased the value of its Tour de France media rights across Europe by just under 20 per cent following a renewal with the European Broadcasting Union this month.

French public-service broadcaster France Télévisions has partnered with social media company Snapchat to launch a new series of sport-focused videos.

German public-service broadcaster ARD has signed a three-year extension to its rights deal for cycling’s Tour de France.

International broadcaster Eurosport is set to launch a specialised cycling portal in Spain
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David Zaslav, president and chief executive of Discovery, has said that the US media company is keen on adding to its sports portfolio, and that it is “opportunistic” in using sport as a means to drive eng…

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Italian public-service broadcaster Rai and sports broadcaster Eurosport have renewed their deals for the Giro d’Italia, but the shorter domestic contract length and dramatic fee increase in both deals illustrates a more aggressive approach from commercial rights-holder RCS Sport.

German public-service broadcaster ARD is close to renewing its non-exclusive deal for Tour de France cycling rights at a small fee increase.

Amaury Sport Organisation secured a small increase in the value of its domestic rights, including the Tour de France, in last month’s five-year renewal with France Télévisions.

Union Cycliste Internationale president Brian Cookson said it sold its rights to the European Broadcasting Union as the EBU was “the best player in the market to place our events on free-to-air broadcasters across Europe”.

The value of Vuelta a España rights in Spain fell for the third successive time in a renewal with TVE last week.

The creation of a multi-sport European Championships from 2018 is part of an attempt to de-clutter a congested sporting schedule, and to help summer sports benefit from each other’s popularity.

Interviews with four of the federations taking part in the inaugural 2018 multi-sport European Championships about why they have signed up to the new concept.

Media rights clips from December 17 to January 20

FOOTBALL Football: International pay-television broadcaster ESPN extended a rights deal in Brazil for the English top-tier Premier League club competition

Mike Kiernan, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, examines television audiences for the 2015 Tour de France

Media rights clips from July 9 to 22

Media rights clips from June 25 to July 8

Media rights clips from June 11 to 24

Media rights clips from May 28 to June 10

Media rights clips from April 16 to 29