Americas

Table tennis and swimming federations seek larger allocations, Summer federations push IOC to reduce USOC funding

Snooker: UK public-service broad-caster the BBC renewed its deal with the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association for a further five years, from 2007 to 2011, paying about £20m (€29m).  The deal is thought to be a significant cut on the existing deal, worth about £28m over a five-and-a-half year period.

The North American National Hockey League has effected a remarkable turnaround

Football: German pay-broadcaster Premiere acquired exclusive rights for the Champions League in a three-year deal from 2006-07 to 2008-09

Formula 1: Spanish sports agency Mediapro acquired the rights for Formula 1 in a five-year deal, 2009 to 2013, in a deal thought to be worth about €35m (£24m) a year.

Football: Jamaican commercial broadcaster CVM TV sublicensed rights for the 2010 and 2014 World Cup competitions from Caribbean sports cable operator SportsMax

Domestic league does not control its own rights, and pay-TV coverage is pushing fans towards free-to-air European football

Torneos and Clarín give in to demand for big fee increase

Bid of over R$500 million per season bid a possibility as Record prepares to launch new sports channel

The Canadian Curling Association could find it difficult to agree a new television deal after pulling out of its four-year contract with CBC, the Canadian public-service broadcaster, after only one year

Figure Skating: US network NBC acquired the rights for US figure skating in a three-year deal with the US Figure Skating Association, covering the national championships and the international Skate America…

Football: Pay-operator Premiere acquired the Austrian pay-television rights for the top two domestic leagues, the Bundesliga and the Zac Erste division, in a three-year deal from 2007-08 to 2009-10

Basketball: Spanish commercial broadcaster La Sexta acquired the rights to this year’s basketball World Championships in a deal with Fiba, the international basketball federation.

Canada’s French-language public-service SRC is racing against time to organise the host-broadcasting of the world swimming championships

Major League Baseball is considering the launch of its own cable network to broadcast games covered by its main television-rights package.

IMG, recenlty on the acquisition trail itself, could be a future target for French media group