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The Infront agency has struck its second partnership extension with a national winter sports body in the space of a week after agreeing to continue its deal with US Ski & Snowboard

The Swedish Ski Association has agreed a five-season extension to its long-standing rights and production partnership with the Infront agency. The new contract will run from 2021-22 to 2025-26
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The NBC Sports division of US media company NBCUniversal has launched an OTT product targeted at winter sports fans

European Broadcasting Union to buy rights to Austrian ski association events in Europe Deal with IMG will be worth €8.2

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the International Ski Federation (FIS) have extended a media-rights deal for the FIS Ski Flying World Championships.

Infront has beaten competition from rival agency IMG and the European Broadcasting Union to hold on to the international skiing federation’s global media and marketing rights.

The International Ski Federation (FIS) has awarded the Infront agency the contract to market all media and commercial rights to the Alpine World Ski Championships and the Nordic World Ski Championships in 2023 and 2025.

The International Ski Federation has launched a tender process for the rights to the 2023 and 2025 editions of its Alpine and Nordic World Ski Championships.

French free-to-air sports broadcaster L'Équipe has acquired rights to the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard World Cups, the 2018 Ice Hockey World Championship and US wrestling organisation WWE.

The Ski Classics series of long-distance skiing events has agreed new broadcast deals in France, the UK and the Middle East and North Africa region for the remainder of its 2017-18 season.