Czech Republic

The Czech Republic’s victory in the final of last year’s ice hockey World Championship attracted the country’s top sports television audience in 2005.

Sportfive, Kentaro, IMG get plenty of ties against the big five teams; Infront do not fare so well

Bobsleigh/Skeleton: German public-service broadcasters ARD and ZDF acquired the rights for the men’s and women’s bobsleigh and skeleton World Cups and World Championships for the three years from 2006-07 to …

Boxing website SecondsOut.com is close to tying up rights deals with top US and European promoters to show fights on internet pay-per-view.

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

acquisition of cable and satellite sports channel Galaxie Sport, the main cable sports channel in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

Formula 1: Spanish sports agency Mediapro acquired the rights for Formula 1 in a five-year deal, 2009 to 2013, in a deal thought to be worth about €35m (£24m) a year.

Czech Television acquired the rights for the Gambrinus Liga, but it is threatening to pull out of the deal unless the football association tackles new corruption accusations.

Football’s Champions League final was not the only major sporting event in May to attract good viewing for broadcasters around Europe.

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…

German cable company consortium is takeover target for Liberty Global

Football: Czech commercial broadcaster Prima TV acquired the rights for Euro 2008, paying €4m (£2.6m) in a deal brokered by the Sportfive agency.

Sportfive receives 80-per-cent rights fee increase for Euro 2008 rights in Czech Republic

Pan-European broadcaster acquires content specifically for the region for the first time.