Football: US Disney-owned broad-casters ABC and ESPN, and Spanish-language broadcaster Univision, acquired the rights to all Fifa events from 2007 to 2014, including the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, in deals worth a total of $425m (£239m/€351m).
Baseball: US cable broadcaster ESPN renewed its long-term deal for Major League Baseball, paying $2.368bn (£1.3bn/€1.9bn) over eight years, from 2006 to 2013.
Football World Cup agency Infront is close to acquiring the Milan-based agency Media Partners in a €130 million cash deal.
Weekday lunchtime television slots mean Swedish television audiences miss Anja Paerson's medal winning performances
France Télévisions believe that FIS must change to interest broadcasters.