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Danish state-owned broadcasters Danmarks Radio and TV2 this week completed an extensive swap of handball rights

Football: Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset acquired Serie A highlights rights in a three-year deal

Denmark’s state-owned commercial broadcaster TV2 is thought likely to launch a dedicated sports channel next year

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

Scandinavian football’s Royal League is set to radically increase the knock-out element

Figure Skating: US network NBC acquired the rights for US figure skating in a three-year deal with the US Figure Skating Association, covering the national championships and the international Skate America…

EBU membership threatened and other Scandinavian public service broadcasters angered by cost-cutting measures

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.

Danish regulators act to prevent anti-competitive movements in the television sports market

Australian Rules: Australian pay-television operator Foxtel acquired pay-television rights for the Australian Football League in a sub-licensing deal worth A$315

The privatisation of Danish public-service broadcaster TV2 has been called off because of the financial insecurity surrounding the channel

Men's World Handball Championships in Germany attracts big audiences across Europe

Takeover of the Nordic Canal Plus subscription channels by SBS Broadcasting

TV2 resurrects plan to launch premium pay-channel.

But proposed extension deal for top-tier domestic football rights needs approval of football association and competition authority.

Decision to hand back golf rights allows rival to recover monopoly on top Tour golf and launch golf channel.

On the three days before Christmas, Modern Times buys four years of football, three years of golf and two new channels.