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The Dentsu advertising agency has been awarded rights in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan for the 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games.

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The athletics department of US university Oklahoma State has added a new video division to produce original and exclusive content for the department’s official website and social media platforms.

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US IPTV operator Verizon FiOS has added on-the-go capabilities for South Californian regional cable-television broadcasters Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes.

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Fisu, the governing body of international university sport, has struck a rights deal with US pay-television broadcaster ESPN for live coverage of the Summer Universiade multi-sport event next month in Kazan, Russia.

Disney-owned sports broadcaster ESPN is close to agreeing a deal for the sale of its ESPN America channel, the basic-tier American sports channel which is distributed throughout Europe.

Jeff Browne, the managing director of Australian commercial broadcaster Nine, said that he expects the International Olympic Committee to sell rights in the country to the 2016, 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games as a package.

The MP & Silva agency has announced that it has reached an agreement with Al Jazeera to launch beIN Sport, the Qatari pay-television broadcaster’s sports pay-television service, in Indonesia.

Pan-regional media company Turner Latin America has acquired a “significant minority stake” in Brazilian free-to-air sports broadcaster Esporte Interativo.

The IOC has launched a tender for the sale of broadcast rights in 24 Asian territories for the Sochi 2014 winter Games, Rio 2016 summer Games Brazil and Nanjing 2014 summer Youth Olympic Games.

Negotiations between Italian pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia and state broadcaster Rai over a sublicensing deal for rights to the 2014 winter Olympics have broken down.

The CVC Capital Partners private equity company is preparing a bid for the IMG agency, according to Sky News.

Peter Nørrelund has been appointed as the new head of sport at Modern Times Group, the multi-territory commercial and pay-television broadcaster.

Pay-television sports broadcaster SuperSport has acquired the broadcast rights to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in the sub-Saharan region of Africa.

Video-sharing website Dailymotion has formed a strategic partnership with SNTV, the sports video news agency operated by IMG and the Associated Press, in a bid to build its sports content.

The local organising committee of the 2013 World Games has awarded host broadcast rights to Colombian public-service broadcaster RTVC.

Pan-European broadcaster Eurosport has renewed its multi-year carriage agreement with Cypriot cable-television broadcaster Cablenet.

Kevin O’Connor has stepped down from his role as Lagardère Unlimited’s chief operating officer in the United States and South America with immediate effect.