Triathlon

The Infront Sports & Media agency has secured media rights agreements for this year’s Ironman and Ironman 70.3 triathlon events which give them coverage in more than 100 countries worldwide.

The Infront Sports & Media agency will produce a series of magazine television programmes for the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 endurance triathlon races

World Triathlon Corporation, a global promoter of triathlon events, is in talks with NBC Sports Network, the cable-television sports channel of US network NBC, about televising live coverage of the 2012…

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Mixed Martial Arts: US pay-television channel Spike TV will stream live on its website preliminary bouts from season five of the US mixed martial arts promotion Bellator Fighting Championships

Athletics: UK public-service broad-caster the BBC extended its deal for domestic athletics events for a further six years, from 2009 to 2014

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.

Football: The English Football Association agreed a deal with sports agency Sportfive for second-party rights for England’ home friendly internationals, giving Sportfive the rights for selling to broadcasters i…

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…