SportBusiness Media staff

The International Ice Hockey Federation has issued an invitation-to-tender for the commercial rights to a new European club competition, which aims to launch in 2014.

A federal appeals court has ruled Comcast did not discriminate against the Tennis Channel by placing it on a different cable television subscription tier to its own sports network.

French digital terrestrial television channel TMC has secured the exclusive live domestic broadcast rights to the 2013 Fifa Confederations Cup.

France’s Sports Minister, Valerie Fourneyron, has warned the French Tennis Federation the French Open tennis grand slam must remain on free-to-air television.

Golf’s European Tour has launched a free online television channel providing video on demand highlights of the organisation’s tournaments.

Formula One Group is considering removing live streaming rights from official broadcast partners to launch its own online streaming platform, reports Autoweek.

The Austrian Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (EHL) has agreed a three-year extension to its exclusive broadcast rights deal with the Sportsman Media Group.

NTV Plus has secured the Russian broadcast rights to Spain's Liga Endesa basketball division in a deal until the end of the 2013-14 season. 

Sky Brasil has agreed a deal with Bandsports to carry coverage of the French Open, according to the Maquina do Esporte website.

Kazakhstan’s first sports-dedicated television channel will launch on July 1, according to the Tengri News website.