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

Media rights clips from July 9 to 22

Media rights clips from December 11 to January 14.

IMG Events & Media will provide the lion’s share of the Fédération Equestre Internationale’s media-rights income after the governing body this month renewed its deals with long-term partners IMG and the European Broadcasting Union.

Media rights clips from November 27 to December 10

German public-service broadcasters ARD and ZDF have renewed rights agreements for the CHIO Aachen equestrian event

Sports producer and distributor Sunset+Vine has landed the host broadcaster contract for the 2018 World Equestrian Games.

The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) has engaged London-based digital communications agency RedTorch to enhance its digital audience, while it has agreed a new rights deal with French pay-television broadcaster SFR Sport.

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The NBC Sports Group division of US media company NBCUniversal has acquired exclusive rights in the host nation to next year’s World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina.

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Interview with Lisa Lazarus, FEI chief of business development and strategy, on the Fédération Equestre Internationale’s renewed rights deals with IMG Events & Media and the European Broadcasting Union.

FOOTBALL Football: Hong Kong broadcaster TVB acquired domestic free-to-air and pay-television rights for the 2014 Fifa World Cup

FOOTBALL Football: Al Jazeera-owned pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports acquired the US rights to the 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifier home games of all Concacaf nations, excluding the US and Mexico

Badminton: Indian sports broadcaster Neo Sports signed a three-year deal, from 2011 to 2013, for the Badminton World Federation World Superseries, with the global rights-holder, the Malaysia-based Total…

Athletics: Australian public-service broadcaster SBS acquired the rights for the 2011 IAAF World Championships in a deal with the Dentsu agency

THe FEI believes its new rights deals will expand exposure and increase revenues over the next four years

Basketball: Euroleague Basketball agreed deals in the UK, China and Iceland for the 2010 Final Four

Football television rights values in the Netherlands are plunging, with pay-channel Sport1 succeeding in getting massive rights-fee reductions on key contracts.

Olympics: The Asian Broadcasting Union agreed deals in Indonesia for the 2008 Beijing Games with free-to-air broadcaster TVRI and pay-operator Astro.

The move by Amaury, owner of the commercial rights to cycling’s Tour de France, into golf and equestrianism has brought a mixed response from observers.

German agency Infront Sports agreed a one-year deal for Bundesliga rights with a group comrising EM

The international equestrian federation’s revamp of the sport’s national team competition appears to have been highly successful.

Great Britain is the only European country competing in the Samsung Nations Cup to show no interest in acquiring television coverage of the series.

Television coverage, in Europe and Asia, of a new equestrian driving series will be a first for the sport.

The UK round of showjumping’s Samsung Super League will have no coverage on the country's terrestrial television.