Snooker

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Rigour Media’s 10-year deal for digital rights in China to World Snooker events marks the media group’s first significant move into streaming live sport.

Stronger ratings, new events and the offer of exclusivity helped World Snooker agree a contract extension with Eurosport last month at a significantly increased fee.

Media rights clips from May 1 to May 14

Media rights clips from April 10 to April 30

World Snooker has completed a three-year deal for its rights in Australia with the international pay-television broadcaster Eurosport

International sports broadcaster Eurosport and UK free-to-air DTT channel Quest have expanded their partnership with World Snooker by agreeing a deal to show the 2019 Snooker Shoot Out tournament.

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has extended its deal with IMG through a new four-year contract which is set to see the agency continue to produce live coverage of the three major UK snooker tournaments until 2021.

Social media platform Facebook has agreed a deal to stream the World Snooker Championship across the Americas and the Indian sub-continent for the second consecutive year.

Features

FOOTBALL Football: The MP & Silva agency acquired exclusive media rights in Vietnam for the 2014 Fifa World Cup

Why Barry Hearn loves the BBC

FOOTBALL Football:Fifa, football’s world governing body, agreed a deal with internet platform YouTube for its archive rights.

Motorsport: The Disney-owned ABC network extended its rights deal for the Indy Car Series with rights-holders the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Indy Car Series for a further six years, from 2013 to 2018

Rugby Union: Canadian sports broadcaster TSN acquired the rights for the 2011 and 2015 editions of the Rugby World Cup in a deal with Rugby World Cup Limited, the event rights-holder

New deals in China reflect Asian boom time in snooker

Olympic Games: The International Olympic Committee agreed media-rights deals in France, Germany and Korea for the Olympic Games (see story this issue)

World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn on new deal with IMG Media.

Motorsport: Formula One Management agreed deals with incumbent rights-holders in Germany, Russia and Israel for media rights for the Formula One motor-racing series

Athletics: UK public-service broadcaster the BBC acquired the exclusive live television and internet rights for the Diamond League in a five-year deal brokered by the IMG agency

Boxing: German public service broadcaster ARD extended its television rights deal with boxing promoter Sauerland for one more year, taking it to the end of 2012, paying about €14m ($21m).

Despite cricket and snooker deals, Korean electronics supplier does not favour long-term sponsorship contracts

The launch of British Sky Broadcasting’s broadband internet site showing same-day highlights of World Cup Cricket has provided a major boost for the UK broadband market.