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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.

Spanish pay-TV operator's dominance in football rights market under threat after regulator accuses it of being a monopoly.

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.

Television audiences for the UK’s traditional sporting showpieces fall in 2006, according to TV Sports Markets survey.

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

Australian, English, South African, New Zealand, Zimbabwean boards to benefit from new Asian television rights deals.

ORF's near-monopoly could be affected.

Television rights division snapped up by rival IMG

Sportfive to sign television rights deals for World Rally Championship in top five European markets next week.

Polish television has agreed a deal for football’s 2006 World Cup after months of negotiations with the Infront agency.

$612 million deal signed by the Nimbus Sport agency for worldwide television rights for cricket played in India is looking increasingly risky.