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Greek public broadcaster ERT’s determination to make athletics central to its sporting output drove the broadcaster to join the European Broadcasting Union’s pool for a host of European and World Championship events.

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 March 26 to April 15

Media rights clips from March 27 to April 9

FOOTBALL Football: Spanish broadcaster Mediaset acquired rights for Spain national team games until June 2014, and the 2013 Fifa Confederations Cup

Pay-television broadcaster BT Sport has agreed a two-year extension to its UK rights deal with rowing showpiece the Henley Royal Regatta

UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport has agreed a deal to show the inaugural edition of the Power8 Sprints rowing event on July 22.


The NBC Sports Group division of US media company NBCUniversal has extended and expanded its rights deal with the World Rowing Federation (FISA).

UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport has acquired rights to this year’s edition of the Henley Royal Regatta, with production company Sunset+Vine having also been confirmed as the host broadcaster of the British rowing showpiece for the third year in a row.


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

Six Nations and The Open the only major events to see their top audiences rise.

American Football: US digital satellite platform DirecTV extended its deal for the rights to the NFL Sunday Ticket package in a four-year deal, from 2011 to 2014, with the National Football League

The world rowing federation is set to renew its television rights deal with the EBU for a further four years, from 2009 to 2012.

Rugby Union:  The BBC extended its deal for rugby union’s Six Nations Championship for a further four years, from 2006 to 2009.  The deal includes radio, television and internet rights.  T

American Football: Canadian commercial broadcaster CTV and cable sports broadcaster Rogers Sportsnet acquired the Canadian rights to NFL football for the three years from 2008 to 2010, paying a combined…

Basketball: Spanish commercial broadcaster La Sexta acquired the rights to this year’s basketball World Championships in a deal with Fiba, the international basketball federation.

Viewer numbers fall but audience share increases during unseasonably hot weather

Athletics: The Dentsu agency, acting on behalf of the International Association of Athletics Federations, brokered three-year deals with broadcasters in China, Korea and New Zealand covering the 2007 and…

UK broadcasters experience a mixed 2005 for television-sport viewing.

Television audiences for the UK’s traditional sporting showpieces fall in 2006, according to TV Sports Markets survey.