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The International Gymnastic Federation’s (FIG) rekindling of its relationship with the European Broadcasting Union after a 20-year break was given impetus by the federation’s recent difficulties with exposure.

The European Broadcasting Union paid a slight fee increase to renew its global rights to European Union of Gymnastics (UEG) events for the 2021-24 cycle.

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.

Media rights clips from January 21 to February 3

The closure of Canal Plus-owned sports channel Sport Plus has provided French basic-tier broadcaster Ma Chaîne Sport with another opportunity to boost its portfolio, after last month’s deal for domestic basketball rights.

Eurovision Sport, the sports arm of the European Broadcasting Union consortium of free-to-air broadcasters, has agreed a four-year deal with the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) for rights across…

The European Union of Gymnastics (UEG) has agreed a four-year extension to its global rights deal with Eurovision Sport, the sports arm of the European Broadcasting Union consortium of free-to-air broadcasters

Sports-streaming service FloSports has acquired rights in Canada to events organised by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG)

The British Gymnastics national governing body has signed a landmark rights deal with UK public-service broadcaster the BBC.


Media rights clips from August 27 to September 9

Media rights clips from February 27 to March 12

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Media rights clips from 26 September to 9 October

Fox is expanding in Brazil and won't be relying on football

EBU warns federations that opting for agency cash might not work out in the long term; EBU renewals and losses in 2012

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

IEC offers more exposure for European gymnastics events

FOOTBALL Football:Fifa, football’s world governing body, agreed a deal with internet platform YouTube for its archive rights.

IOC adopts revenue-share model in Africa after Fifa 2010 World Cup experiment

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

The EBU has renewed television rights deals for gymnastics, weightlifting and Greco-Roman wrestling, but pulled out of broadcasting judo, as part of a “reshaping” of its sports portfolio.

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

Ice hockey: Canadian cable sports broadcaster TSN extended its television rights deal with the National Hockey League for a further six years, through to 2013-14, in a contract worth at least C$200m (£101m/€127m). 

The Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique is to continue a market-by-market approach in selling its European television rights

The Spanish Sports Broadcasting Council approved a final draft of listed sports events that are to be protected for free-to-air television

Danmarks Radio accused of not fulfilling its role as a public-service broadcaster

Basketball: Polish pay-broadcaster Canal Plus acquired the live rights for the Euroleague in a three-year deal, from 2005-06 to 2007-08, with the Bonivest agency, which brokered the deal on behalf of Euroleague Basketball.