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High-profile doping scandals hit television viewing for this year’s Tour de France.

Asian fees alone likely to exceed £40 million

Global TV wants compensation for disrupted feed

Ice Skating: The European Broadcasting Union acquired the rights for the World and European Championships and other events in a four-year deal with the International Skating Union, the sport's world governing…

Private-equity company Bridgepoint Capital might well have overpaid for Dorna Sports, the commercial rights owner of motorcycling’s MotoGP world championship.

There is growing pessimism and anger among broadcasters that the IOC will give in to the demands of US network NBC.

Football: Austrian public-service broadcaster ORF acquired the rights for all 31 matches of the Euro 2008 tournament in a deal worth €10m (£7m). 

Football: France’s Ligue de Football Professionnel agreed new deals for top-tier Ligue 1.

Television audiences for America football’s Super Bowl last weekend increased significantly on both sides of the Atlantic.

EBU deal brings 10 per cent rights increase

MP & Silva, Sportfive and Rai Trade agencies estimated to have brought in about €100 million overall for 2007-08 season

Athletics: The Dentsu agency signed a 10-year, €180m (£122m) deal with the International Association of Athletics Federations for the worldwide marketing rights and worldwide television rights outside Eu…

Football: The English Premier League sold the rights for its internet and mobile clips packages to various companies worldwide for the three years from 2007-08 to 2009-10, bringing in about $40m (£20m/€29m).

Platform-specific packages aimed at pitting broadcasters against mobile and internet operators for new media rights

English Premier League to receive £74 million over three years from sale of mobile and internet clip rights

Football: Swiss pay-television broadcaster Teleclub acquired the live rights for all matches in Germany’s Bundesliga 1 and Bundesliga 2 in a one-year sublicensing deal with German pay-broadcaster Premiere. 

Olympics: Hong Kong pay-television broadcaster I-Cable Communications acquired the new media rights for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and all media rights for the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and…