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Media rights clips from September 4 to 17

YouTube, the Google-owned user-generated content platform that stands accused of internet piracy by some of sport’s major rights-holders, is proving increasingly popular as a distribution platform for minor sports.

American Football: The National Football League extended its television rights deals with US networks Fox and CBS for a further two years, up until the end of the 2012-13 season

The success of the World Rally Championship’s plan to provide live coverage of the event this year is likely to determine the long-term future of the series.

Irish public-service broadcaster RTÉ rounded off a successful few months

French media company Groupe AB has acquired rights to the Drone Racing League, with the competition set to host its first event in France in June.

USA

Professional Bull Riders has launched a new OTT digital streaming service that will offer content from the US series, along with wider western sports action.

Indian pay-television broadcaster DSport has acquired rights to the Poker Sports League, granting the sport television exposure in the country for the first time.

Punjabi broadcaster PTC has acquired rights to the third season of the World Kabaddi League.