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Discovery-owned broadcaster Eurosport’s deal in Europe and Asia-Pacific for new franchise-based competition the International Swimming League also mandates it to act as the rights-holder’s global media-rights agency.

Media rights clips from August 21 to September 3

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.

Media rights clips from May 15 to May 28

The new franchise-based International Swimming League is poised to sign media-rights deals in Latin America and Israel, SportBusiness Media understands

Australian commercial broadcaster Seven has acquired rights to new franchise-based competition the International Swimming League

Discovery-owned sports broadcaster Eurosport has acquired rights in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region to the new franchise-based International Swimming League
USA

The NBC Sports Group division of US media company NBCUniversal has signed a long-term media-rights agreement with the USA Swimming governing body.

Features

Interview with Peter Hall, Fina’s head of marketing TV, on the federation’s new deal with commercial broadcaster TV Asahi in Japan.

Media rights clips from January 16 to 29

Media rights clips from 10 October 23 October

World swimming federation close to renewing deal with EBU

Fox is expanding in Brazil and won't be relying on football

FOOTBALL Football: US pay-television sports broadcaster ESPN acquired rights for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. The ESPN3

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

IOC adopts revenue-share model in Africa after Fifa 2010 World Cup experiment

Boxing: German commercial broadcaster RTL acquired the exclusive rights for the next five fights of the Klitschko brothers, Vladimir and Vitali, in a deal with the Klitschko Management Group worth a reported…

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 major agencies are battling to add to their football federation portfolios in the countdown to the Euro 2012 qualifying draw next month.

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.

The Spanish Sports Broadcasting Council approved a final draft of listed sports events that are to be protected for free-to-air television

Danmarks Radio accused of not fulfilling its role as a public-service broadcaster

Football: Sports agency Sportfive acquired the worldwide international television rights for the German Bundesliga in a two-year deal, from 2004-05 to 2005-06, paying over €15m (£10m) per season.