Americas

The International Association of Athletics Federations has bought time on the NBC network in order to get free-to-air coverage in the United States of its flagship World Championships.

The ICC is struggling to generate the same intensity of bidding for its television rights as that seen for Indian cricket earlier this year.

Football: SBS International, the acquisition arm of Korean private free-to-air broadcaster SBS, acquired the rights for all Fifa events from 2007 to 2014, including the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.

Formula One Management is to agree a two-year extension with its long-term Latin American broadcaster, cable channel Fox, for the 2007 and 2008 seasons.

Senior executives in the television and sports sectors fear that the decision to change the event schedule of the 2008 Olympics to benefit NBC will undermine the value of Olympic TV contracts.

Olympics: The Arab States Broadcasting Union, representing the region's free-to-air broadcasters, acquired the rights for the 2012 Olympic Games in London in a deal worth $21m (£11m/€16.7m) with the International Olympic Committee.

Football: Indonesian media group Media Nusantara Citra, owner of free-to-air broadcasters RCTI, TPI and Global TV, acquired the rights for Euro 2008, paying between $11m (£5.4m/€7.5m

Availability of Australian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, New Zealand, West Indies players in doubt due to clashes with scheduled tours

Increased fees and coverage in Italy and Spain, but no renewal in UK, and fees and contract lengths fall in France and Germany

Legislation requires collective selling of Italian football rights, possibly in breach of EU competition law

Football: The England Football Association agreed deals for its international rights covering the fouryear period from 2008-09 to 2011-12, bringing in worldwide revenues of over $300m (£144m/€207m) - …

International rights split between several agencies - revenue increases 275 per cent

Eight of the world’s Top 10 leagues for domestic audiovisual revenue are European and two Latin American, according to a new report comparing rights deals by TV Sports Markets.

Olympics: Australia’s Nine Network and pay-platform Foxtel acquired the rights for the 2010 and 2012 Olympics in a deal worth A$126m (£55m/€79m) with the International Olympic Committee.  In

Further evidence of the Indian board’s growing influence across the sport.

Cricket: Australian free-to-air broadcaster Nine Network acquired the rights to this month's Champions Trophy and the 2007 World Cup in a deal with News Corporation subsidiary Global Cricket Corporation.

Football: Romanian public-service broadcaster TVR acquired the rights for all 31 matches of the Euro 2008 tournament in a deal with the Sportfive agency.