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Polish MMA promotion KSW is entering the 15th year of its partnership with commercial and pay-television broadcaster Polsat – a key reason for its enduring popularity in the country. Martin Lewandowski speaks to TV Sports Markets about the promotion's past, present and future, and how it can remain number one despite the increasing presence of the UFC in Poland.

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Karate Combat, a two-year-old professional, full-contact karate league, has signed an international media rights agreement with global broadcaster beIN Sports covering 37 markets including the United States

New Zealand telco Spark launched its OTT sports platform on Thursday, with the company beginning its coverage with two newly-acquired properties focused on martial arts and action sports

UFC Fight Pass, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s digital subscription service, will double its live event schedule in 2019 through a host of new content deals.

The International Judo Federation has launched a new mobile application to offer fans access to a variety of video content.


Media rights clips from 27 June to 10 July 

FOOTBALL Football: Fifa, football’s global governing body, agreed deals in Spain for the 2014 World Cup with commercial broadcaster Mediaset and the Mediapro agency.

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

American Football: Indian broadcaster Ten Sports, owned by pay-television operator Zee, acquired the rights to the Elite Football League of India in a multi-year deal

Darts: UK pay-television broadcaster BSkyB acquired the rights for Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) Grand Slam of Darts in a three-year deal, from 2011 to 2013, with the PDC

Athletics: The European Broadcasting Union acquired rights for European Athletics Association events in a four-year deal, from 2012 to 2015

Action Sports: Pan-European broadcaster Eurosport extended its deal with the Alliance of Action Sports, covering live rights in Europe for the Summer and Winter Dew Tours, for another five years

A study of ESPN’s most watched programmes since its August launch shows its reliance on Premier League content.

American Football: Pay-television broadcaster Telenet acquired the rights in Flanders for the National Football League in a four-year deal with the IMG agency from 2009 to 2012

Germany’s Bundesliga and martial arts’ Ultimate Fighting Championship are among only a handful of sports rights properties to have avoided major rights-fee cuts in the UK following Setanta’s collapse.

Basketball: PCTV-owned Mexican pay-broadcaster TVC Deportes extended it deal for the live rights to the ACB Spanish Basketball League in a three-year deal from 2009-10 to 2011-12

The General Association of International Sports Federations, representing 104 sports governing bodies worldwide, is to launch a new website that will provide video-streaming and a video-on-demand archive for each participating member.

Commonwealth Games: Australian commercial broadcaster Network Ten and pay-operator Foxtel acquired the rights for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Football: Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset acquired Serie A highlights rights in a three-year deal

Football: South African public-service broadcaster SABC acquired a package of free-to-air rights for English football’s Premier League in a three-year deal from 2007-08 to 2009-10.