A Latin American deal for the next two football World Cups in 2010 and 2014 may have to be renegotiated, with local broadcasters struggling to meet rights fee payments against the background of global recession.
The Deutscher Fussball-Bund, the German football federation, signed a five-year extension, ending 2009, to its television rights deal with German public-service broadcasters ARD and ZDF
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. Italian public-service broadcaster Rai is also set to sign a deal for Euro 2008, paying €120m.
Football: France’s Ligue de Football Professionnel agreed new deals for top-tier Ligue 1.
TV Azteca and Televisa have unofficially agreed not to compete for football