Boxing: German public-service broadcaster ARD acquired the rights for a minimum 12 fights a year from Sauerland Promotions in a four-year deal, 2008 to 2011, renewing a previous contract

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

Formula One: Formula One Management signed new deals in four of the sport’s major markets, renewing deals in Italy with public-service broadcaster Rai, in Brazil with TV Globo, in Australia with Channel Ten and in Russia signing a deal with a new partner, the RTL-owned Ren TV

Formula One has signed long-term deals in four major markets – Italy, Brazil, Australia and Russia – securing rights-fee increases across the board.

Football: African pay-television broadcaster Supersport acquired the rights for the South African Premier Soccer League, the country’s top-tier football league, in a five-year deal, 2007-08 to 2011-12, w…

Football: German pay-broadcaster Premiere acquired exclusive rights for the Champions League in a three-year deal from 2006-07 to 2008-09

Bid of over R$500 million per season bid a possibility as Record prepares to launch new sports channel

Football: Pay-operator Premiere acquired the Austrian pay-television rights for the top two domestic leagues, the Bundesliga and the Zac Erste division, in a three-year deal from 2007-08 to 2009-10

Football: UK commercial operator ITV and pay-broadcaster Setanta acquired the rights for the FA Cup knock-out competition and England national team matches in a four-year, £425m (€623m) deal with the En…

Olympics: Brazilian free-to-air broadcaster TV Record acquired the Brazilian media rights across all platforms for the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2012 Olympics Games in London in a $60m (£31m/€45m) de…

Brazilian commercial broadcaster pays huge fee to capture important rights deal

Football: Caribbean sports cable channel SportsMax acquired the free-to-air and pay-television rights for all Fifa events from 2007 to 2014 in a deal worth $18m (£9.3m/€13.7m). 

Brazilian broadcaster agrees to sublicense premium channels to pay television rivals

Football: South African public-service broadcaster SABC acquired a package of free-to-air rights for English football’s Premier League in a three-year deal from 2007-08 to 2009-10. 

Tennis: Pan-European cable and satellite broadcaster Eurosport extended its deal for coverage of the Australian Open for a further four years, from 2008 to 2011. Eurosport will also be the distribution agent for the media rights across Europe. The rights were previously held by the European Broadcasting Union, the umbrella group representing the region’s public-service broadcasters.