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Basketball: US Asian-focused sports network One World Sports acquired exclusive rights for Chinese basketball’s top-tier league, the CBA, in a multi-year deal with the Infront Sports & Media agency, m…

Handball: EHF Marketing, the commercial arm of the European Handball Federation, signed media-rights deals with broadcasters in several territories

Boxing: Triumph Media Group extended its deal with Klitshcko Management Group covering the distribution of the global media rights to the 2011 fights of Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko

Euro football qualifiers and darts set to be latest casualties of brutal Dutch market.

Basketball: The Sportsman Media Group will sell the international rights for the 2010 Fiba men’s Under-20 and Under-18 European Championships. It is the first time the rights will be sold by an agency.

Athletics: The IEC in Sports agency agreed a number of deals for the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Doha

Athletics: African pay-operator SuperSport acquired non-exclusive rights for all events in the IAAF’s World Athletics Series in sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, in a four-year deal from 2010 t…

Olympics: Turkish commercial network Fox Turkey acquired the rights for the 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games.

New channels face competition from satellite operators ADD, Showtime, Orbit, and free-to-air MBC

Leading industry figures have encouraged small sports federations to create specialised in-house television production units.

Eurosport, the pan-European cable channel, devoted a surprising amount of coverage to the first hockey Indoor World Cup last week.

Football: Five Italian Serie A clubs sold the rights for their remaining home games of the season to pay-operator Sky Italia in deals worth between €300,000 (£201,000) and €350,000 a match.  Th

Football:  German commercial broadcaster RTL acquired the rights for a package of seven or eight Sunday matches from the 2006 World Cup from agency Infront Sports & Media.

Ice Hockey: The US National Hockey League signed a two-year deal with the NBC network, with an option to renew for a further two years

The revival of the India-Pakistan hockey test series after an interval of five years has attracted high television interest.

Boxing: German commercial broadcaster RTL acquired the rights for the next four fights of Ukrainian heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschko in a deal with the Sportfive agency worth €10m (£6.8m).

Athletics: The Dentsu agency signed a 10-year, €180m (£122m) deal with the International Association of Athletics Federations for the worldwide marketing rights and worldwide television rights outside Eu…

Tennis: US network NBC and cable broadcaster ESPN are set to acquire the rights for the Wimbledon tournament in two separate four-year deals, 2008 to 2011