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.

African deal paves the way for IMG contract extension

Rugby World Cup viewing in Europe, Oceania, Argentina, South Africa

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.

Football: Italian public-service broadcaster Rai agreed a deal with the Sportfive agency for the rights to football’s Euro 2008 tournament.

Golf: UK pay-broadcaster Setanta acquired the rights to the US PGA Tour in a six-year deal, from 2007 to 2012.

The 2006 World Cup in Germany is on course to break television viewing records.

The NBA’s renewal of its domestic television rights deals was the largest broadcast rights deal agreed in 2007

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

Torneos and Clarín give in to demand for big fee increase

Brazilian commercial broadcaster pays huge fee to capture important rights deal

TV Azteca and Televisa have unofficially agreed not to compete for football

Formula One Management to take over host-broadcasting of Formula One series from this season.

Deadlock in Argentine football rights talks could be broken by entry of new player.