Inverleigh Media Holdings will become the exclusive producer and international distributor of the International Basketball Federation's official weekly television series FIBA World Basketball starting in January 2013. DSI by Inverleigh, the dedicated distribution arm of Inverleigh, will be responsible for the exclusive worldwide marketing of the series. The half-hour show was launched in 2006. The appointment marks a return to familiar territory for Inverleigh Directors Matt Whytcross and Peter Wraith, who were directly involved in the original development and launch of the series.

The International Olympic Committee is requesting proposals from interested entities for the production, promotion and distribution of an 'Olympic Programming' project. The aim of the Olympic Programming project is to provide, on a regular basis, quality broadcast programming "to communicate the magic of the Olympic Games, the excitement of Olympic sports, the Olympic values and the work of the Olympic Movement to the widest possible international audience." The deadline for submissions is November 16.

Television audiences for the first round of the Australian soccer A-League last week averaged 108,000 viewers for the five games covered regionally on Fox Sports. The average audience increased by 53% on last season's average of 65,000 viewers.

The Sports Media Hub reports German channel RTL pulled 2.94 million viewers for the live Sunday a.m. telecast of the F1 Japanese Grand Prix. Coverage of the race, starting at 08:00, scored a 40.3% market share. It drew a bigger audience than the channel's big primetime movie on Sunday.