Snowboarding

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NBC Sports Group has retained media rights in the US market to events that fall under the auspices of US Ski & Snowboard in a renewal that runs until the end of the 2021-22 season

The IMG agency has agreed a three-year deal to distribute international media rights and sell sponsorship packages for snowboarding and skiing series the Freeride World Tour.

New Zealand telco Spark launched its OTT sports platform on Thursday, with the company beginning its coverage with two newly-acquired properties focused on martial arts and action sports
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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 German Ski Federation (DSV) has renewed a rights deal with SportA, the sports-rights agency that represents German public-service broadcasters ARD and ZDF.

The IMG agency has expanded the reach of its action sports and lifestyle channel Edgesport by agreeing a carriage deal with multi-platform media and entertainment organisation Abu Dhabi Media Company.

Austrian public-service broadcaster ORF has renewed and expanded a rights deal for various events run by the International Ski Federation (FIS).

Online sports and entertainment channel Red Bull TV has agreed a carriage deal with streaming platform Roku.

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US pay-television sports broadcaster Universal Sports Network has broadened its reach after three cable television operators agreed carriage deals for the platform.

The Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific division of US media and entertainment company Discovery Communications has agreed a content partnership with the Red Bull Media House media company.

Media rights clips from February 13 to February 26

The Fox Sports division of US network Fox has announced the 2014 US Open Snowboarding Championships will be broadcast live on its Fox Sports 2 pay-television channel on March 7-8.

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The US Ski and Snowboard governing body has acquired media rights in the US for the 2015 and 2017 editions of the Alpine and Nordic Ski World Championships.

Video-sharing website DailyMotion will provide live coverage of all six stages of the 2013 edition of the Freeride World Tour skiing and snowboarding series

FOOTBALL Football:Pan-European cable and satellite sports broadcaster Eurosport extended its rights deal for the Africa Cup of Nations for the next two editions of the tournament, in 2013 and 2015

US video-sharing website Livestream acquired exclusive live internet rights for the inaugural World Snowboarding Championships in a deal with the IMG agency

Ride Channel, an online channel dedicated to skateboarding that was established by skateboarding star Tony Hawk, was one of four action sports channels launched on video-sharing website YouTube on Tuesday