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The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has launched its new-look on-demand streaming platform ahead of the first World Triathlon Series event of the season in Abu Dhabi on Friday. TriathlonLive

The Ironman triathlon series has signed a global content partnership with social media platform Facebook.

Specialist cycling and tri-sports video distributer Play Sports Network has launched a new platform dedicated to triathlon.

UK pay-television broadcaster Bike Channel has acquired exclusive rights in the country to three leading triathlon events.

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The International Triathlon Union is hopeful that the partnership signed earlier this month with the Lagardère Sports agency will finally establish a strong, global profile for the sport.

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UK television viewing of triathlon’s annual world championships fell by over a million viewers this year.

Ice hockey: US network NBC agreed a one-year extension to its revenue-sharing deal with the National Hockey League, through to the end of the 2008-09 season

Olympics: Australian telecoms provider Telstra agreed a A$9m (£4.2m/ €5.3m) deal with Seven Media Group to show exclusive live coverage of the Beijing Olympics on its BigPond mobile service. 

Cricket: Pan-Asian broadcaster ESPN Star Sports agreed sublicensing deals for the Twenty20 world championships, held in South Africa in September, with DirecTV (North America), Geo TV (Pakistan), Ten Sports…

American Football: Canadian commercial broadcaster CTV and cable sports broadcaster Rogers Sportsnet acquired the Canadian rights to NFL football for the three years from 2008 to 2010, paying a combined…