Growing anticipation for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro helped Fina, the global governing body of aquatic sports, to seal an increase in the value of its Brazilian rights in an eight-year deal with pay-television broadcaster Globosat.
The world swimming federation earned a small fee increase in its renewal last week with Japanese commercial broadcaster TV Asahi.
Interview with Peter Hall, Fina’s head of marketing TV, on the federation’s new deal with commercial broadcaster TV Asahi in Japan.
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Fox is expanding in Brazil and won't be relying on football
Basketball: US cable sports channel Versus acquired rights for 16 games of the 2009-10 season of the NBA Develop-ment League, the official minor league basketball competition, in a deal with the NBA.
The court date set for this month that was to rule, once and for all, on the ownership of television rights to Spain’s football Liga has been postponed by at least six months, to next June or July.
Olympics: Turkish commercial network Fox Turkey acquired the rights for the 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games.
The launch of Australia’s first-ever free-to-air sports channel, One, is an unprecedented challenge to leading pay sports broadcaster Fox Sports.
Cricket: Pan-Asian broadcaster ESPN Star Sports acquired the rights for Twenty20’s cricket’s Champions League.