Asia

$612 million deal signed by the Nimbus Sport agency for worldwide television rights for cricket played in India is looking increasingly risky.

·   Football: African broadcasters acquired the rights for the African Cup of Nations in a series of last-minute deals with the LC2 agency. 

Football: Greek public-service broadcaster ERT acquired the free-to-air rights for all 31 matches of Euro 2008 in a €9.5m (£6.5m) deal with the Sportfive agency. It is the first deal done for the championship.

Football’s governing body in Australia hopes to increase television-rights revenue for national team’s matches

Proposal for alternative international-cricket schedule.

Ten Sports have 55-per-cent share of sports channel audience in cable and satellite homes.

Australian, English, South African, New Zealand, Zimbabwean boards to benefit from new Asian television rights deals.

Football: The German Football League awarded the rights for the Bundesliga in several three-year deals covering 2006-07 to 2008-09.

Television rights division snapped up by rival IMG

Formula One Management to take over host-broadcasting from 2007 season.