Sportel 2017 Posts Gains

(ATR) The sports marketing and media rights convention closes with record numbers in Monaco.

IAAF, FIFA Not Yet On Board for Olympic Channel

(ATR) Olympic Channel announces agreements with 27 Olympic federations – but IAAF, FIFA and six other IFs yet to ink deals

Pressure Builds on Cricket to Make Olympic Bid -- Federations Focus

(ATR) Also: Baseball/softball awards Japanese TV rights for new tournament ... Sepp Blatter sets Monday press conference

CBC Announces Extended TV Broadcast Coverage of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, Beginning Today

Added broadcast coverage sees Pan Am Afternoon extended by one hour each weekday and expanded weekend coverage

Japan TV rights awarded to Tokyo Broadcasting System and TV Asahi for 2015 WBSC Premier12 Global Baseball Flagship

TV Asahi awarded broadcast rights in Japan for 2015 WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup™

Tokyo 2020 Sponsor Begins FINA Partnership -- Sponsor Spotlight

(ATR) Also: IPC lands record setting rights deal for four Paralympics ... Rugby World Cup gets battery supplier

EBU acquires UEFA EURO 2016 media rights in 26 European countries

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has reached agreement with the Union des Associations Européennes de Football (UEFA) for exclusive media rights on all platforms in 26 countries to the UEFA EURO 2016™ in France, 10 June-10 July 2016.

With one week to go, Baku 2015 announces TV coverage for Africa

The Baku 2015 European Games has signed an agreement with Fox Sports Africa to bring the inaugural European Games to its viewers in 25 countries and territories. This announcement, one week ahead of the Opening Ceremony, ensures that Baku 2015 will reach viewers in all major markets around the world. 

Baku 2015 to reach 53 million Russian households

The Baku 2015 European Games today signed an agreement with national broadcaster TV Channel Russia, granting the network free-to-air and pay TV rights in the country. The agreement will ensure that 53 million Russian households will have access to coverage of the inaugural event, which will take place from 12-28 June.

Baku 2015 Strikes Russian TV Deal

(ATR) With nine days to opening ceremony, Baku 2015 organisers finally reach a deal to screen first European Games in Russia.

IOC Olympic Channel Puts Greater Demands on TV Rights Bidders

(ATR) IOC will ask bidders for European broadcast rights to 2018 and 2020 Games to set out their vision for new Olympic TV Channel.

Rio Water Quality Draws More Sailing Concerns

(ATR) Also: construction delays could harm Olympic doping testing for 2016 ... Rio overpass demolished for redevelopment.

Bach, Obama Dine Together; King to Open EYOF

(ATR) IOC VP attends state dinner in Berlin ... King of the Netherlands to open Utrecht 2013 ... "Overzealous" JOC cost Murofushi, says CAS ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

IOC Struggles to Sell Australian TV Rights

(ATR) The major TV networks in Australia have all rejected the IOC’s offer for the rights to the 2014 and 2016 Olympics. Around the Rings Editor Ed Hula has more ...

Tuesday Talk: Olympic Broadcast Chief Manolo Romero

(ATR) As Olympic Broadcast Services chief Manolo Romero prepares to retire, he talks to ATR Editor Ed Hula about what’s ahead …

Meet the Non-Candidates for IOC President: Richard Carrion

(ATR) Around the Rings interviews possible candidates for the IOC presidency – today, Richard Carrion of Puerto Rico.

FIFA Report -- Reaction to Corruption Reforms; World Cup TV Rights

(ATR) Anti-corruption organization Transparency International welcomes road map to reforms but insists FIFA still has "a lot of work to do” ... Fox outbids ESPN, NBC for U.S. broadcast rights to 2018, 2022 World Cups.

On the Scene in Daegu -- Host Broadcaster Irons Out Kinks

(ATR) Athletics is a challenge to televise under any circumstances, TV experts tell Around the Rings, and it's not helping that every two years a new host broadcaster must learn on the job at the World Championships.

USOC Heads to Lausanne for Olympic TV Rights

(ATR) The U.S. Olympic Committee has so much riding on the outcome of the U.S. television rights auction next week that its top officials will be lakeside in Lausanne, Karen Rosen reports.

NBC TV Rights Bid Not Certain; SportAccord Question Time; New USOC Sponsor

(ATR) NBC's new owner appears skeptical about value of Olympic rights... Journalists book question time with LOCOG leadership during London SportAccord ... New sponsor for USOC....

Innsbruck 2012, IOC Congress Actions on Executive Board Agenda

(ATR) Preparations for the next three Olympics and first winter Youth Olympic Games top the agenda for the IOC Executive Board convening Wednesday and Thursday.

Golden 25 -- IOC President, TV Negotiator # 1

(ATR) The looming deal for the U.S. rights to the 2014 and 2016 Olympics propel IOC President Jacques Rogge and Richard Carrion, the IOC’s lead negotiator, into the number-one ranking in the Around the Rings Golden 25 for 2011.

Olympic Newsdesk -- Sochi New Year's Greeting; ABC Eyes Olympic TV Rights

(ATR) 2014 CEO rings in occasion ... Broadcaster wants NHL too ... Russian Olympic Committee close to new sponsorship ... Annecy signs up for airtime ... IAAF eyes 100th birthday ...

Q & A with Richard Worth of Sportfive

(ATR) Sports marketing agency Sportfive is the choice of the IOC to handle TV rights for Europe for the 2014 and 2016 Olympics. The move broke a relationship that goes back 50 years with the European Broadcast Union. ATR’s Heinz Peter Kreutzer speaks with Sportfive CEO Richard Worth

On the Scene -- Rogge Discusses U.S. TV Rights, WADA Regulations

(ATR) In Brussels for the opening of the new European Olympic Committees office, the IOC chief said negotiations for U.S. Olympic rights were still pending and that the 'whereabouts' rule is crucial

IOC Dismisses Threats from German Broadcaster

(ATR) The IOC shrugs off criticism from German broadcaster ARD amid threats by the TV network to reduce its coverage of smaller Olympic sports between Games if it loses the TV rights for the 2014 and 2016 Olympics.