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.
Football: German pay-broadcaster Premiere acquired exclusive rights for the Champions League in a three-year deal from 2006-07 to 2008-09
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.
Major League Baseball is considering the launch of its own cable network to broadcast games covered by its main television-rights package.