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.
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.
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.