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  • Uefa allocates Champions League broadcast rights in Cyprus

    17 March 2009 | NewsSoccer, Media Rights Contract

    Uefa, European football’s governing body, has announced the allocation of broadcasting rights in Cyprus for 2009-12 Uefa Champions League and Uefa Europa League. Sigma, the leading television station in Cyprus, has been awarded the first pick of the Tuesday and Wednesday live matches. The matches will be aired on Sigma… [Read more]

  • Eurosport retains rights for Italy’s premier cycle race

    16 March 2009 | NewsMotorcycling, Media Rights Contract

    Eurosport, the European broadcaster, has retained the rights to show the Giro d'Italia and three other major Italian cycling races in a four-year extension deal. The deal with the media rights distributor, Rai Trade, and the event-owner RCS will run from 2009 to 2012. It includes the television and internet… [Read more]

  • UFL pay Versus to take its first season of US football

    16 March 2009 | NewsFootball, Media Rights Contract

    Versus, the American national sports network, has announced that it will broadcast the inaugural United Football League (UFL) season, which begins in October 2009. It is thought that the UFL will pay Versus at least US$2 million to air the weekly live games, including the games scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend.… [Read more]

  • NFL extends deal with Westwood One

    15 March 2009 | NewsFootball, Media Rights Contract

    The National Football League (NFL) will continue to use Westwood One as its exclusive network radio partner in a new two-year extension deal worth over US$30 million. Westwood One, the USA’s largest independent network radio provider, has been an NFL network radio partner for more than four decades and the… [Read more]

  • Fox beats ESPN to South American broadcast contract

    11 March 2009 | NewsSoccer, Media Rights Contract

    Fox Sports Latin America has landed the broadcast rights to the Uefa Champions League matches in Central and Latin America, excluding Brazil, for the 2009 to 2012 seasons. The deal sees Fox replace ESPN as Uefa’s broadcast partner in the region. Fox Sports will show live matches each matchday, as… [Read more]

  • Greek broadcast deal earns Uefa millions

    11 March 2009 | NewsSoccer, Media Rights

    NovaSports has been confirmed as Uefa's new pay-broadcast partner in Greece, in a deal which gives them significant coverage rights for the Uefa Champions League between the summers of 2009 and 2012. NovaSports, which has replaced On Telecoms as Uefa's partner, has acquired all live matches each matchweek, except for… [Read more]

  • PGA Tour in innovative new deal

    10 March 2009 | NewsGolf, Media Rights Contract

    Kangaroo Media and the PGA Tour have announced a four-year partnership that will provide golf spectators at select PGA Tour events with the company’s wireless audiovisual entertainment systems. The hand-held devices will allow fans to watch real time footage of action elsewhere on the course, as well as access player… [Read more]

  • ESPN gives women’s cricket huge global audience

    9 March 2009 | NewsCricket, Media Rights Contract

    ESPN Star Sports will broadcast seven matches from the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2009, held in Australia this month. All matches at the North Sydney Oval will be televised, including two group stage matches, three Super Six stage matches and the 22 March final. The competition will be televised… [Read more]

  • Infront lands broadcast deal for China basketball

    8 March 2009 | NewsBasketball, Media Rights Contract

    Infront China has announced a strategic partnership with CCTV Sports Promotion Corporation (CCTVSP) to broadcast all Team China basketball games that are played in the country. That will initially see 17 matches broadcast in May and June, as the country’s men’s and women’s teams build up to the FIBA Asian… [Read more]

  • Norway’s soccer fans offered premier choice

    8 March 2009 | NewsSoccer, Media Rights Contract

    Norwegian soccer fans will be able to choose from five live matches broadcast simultaneously after Lyse Telecom agreed a three-year broadcast deal for the country’s top two leagues. Matches from the Tippeligaen, Norway’s top football division, and the Adeccoliga, its second tier, will be available both on television and online… [Read more]