Europe

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France, Italy, UK and Nordic region the only European territories covered so far.

TV2 resurrects plan to launch premium pay-channel.

Golf: The US PGA Tour signed new six-year deals with the CBS and NBC networks, from 2007 to 2012.

Sky Italia to re-launch digital multi-channel coverage this season.

Football: The German Football League awarded the rights for the Bundesliga in several three-year deals covering 2006-07 to 2008-09.

Terrestrial television viewing of sport had a good year in 2004

Versatel has jumped into the vanguard of an emerging movement by telecoms companies to seriously challenge broadcasters for live television rights.

France Télévisions believe that FIS must change to interest broadcasters.

Formula One Management to take over host-broadcasting from 2007 season.

Italian Parliament votes for collective selling of football rights

UK broadcasters experience a mixed 2005 for television-sport viewing.

Victory for three small German cable operators in Bundesliga rights battle.

• Formula One: German free-to-air sports broadcaster DSF acquired a package of Formula One rights for the 2007 season.

Formula One Management to take over host-broadcasting of Formula One series from this season.

Football: French commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6 reportedly acquired the rights for football's Euro 2008 in a deal brokered by the Sportfive agency.

EBU set to get money back for Italian skiing rights.

English Premier League considers launching own channel in only two territories without a deal.

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