Football: Russia’s Premier League is set to sign a three-year deal worth $17m (£9m/€13m) a season for its rights from the 2005 season with the Fedcom-media agency
South Africa’s Premier Soccer League wants to renew its domestic television rights deal a year early to bring in a higher fee.
Tennis: Pan-European cable and satellite broadcaster Eurosport extended its deal for coverage of the Australian Open for a further four years, from 2008 to 2011. Eurosport will also be the distribution agent for the media rights across Europe. The rights were previously held by the European Broadcasting Union, the umbrella group representing the region’s public-service broadcasters.
Golf: The US PGA Tour signed new six-year deals with the CBS and NBC networks, from 2007 to 2012.
Australian, English, South African, New Zealand, Zimbabwean boards to benefit from new Asian television rights deals.