Football: Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset acquired Serie A highlights rights in a three-year deal
Football: Spanish pay-television broadcaster Sogecable acquired the pay-rights for the Champions League in a three-year deal from the 2006-07 to 2008-09 with the Team agency
Football: Spanish free-to-air broadcaster Cuatro sublicensed the non-exclusive rights to at least seven matches from the upcoming World Cup from rival broadcaster La Sexta in a deal worth €20m (£14m).
Football’s Champions League final was not the only major sporting event in May to attract good viewing for broadcasters around Europe.
Clubs from the Danish women’s handball league are threatening to break away from the domestic and European leagues in a row involving television-rights income.
But proposed extension deal for top-tier domestic football rights needs approval of football association and competition authority.