France, Italy, UK and Nordic region the only European territories covered so far.
Australian, English, South African, New Zealand, Zimbabwean boards to benefit from new Asian television rights deals.
Golf: The US PGA Tour signed new six-year deals with the CBS and NBC networks, from 2007 to 2012.
Football: The German Football League awarded the rights for the Bundesliga in several three-year deals covering 2006-07 to 2008-09.
Versatel has jumped into the vanguard of an emerging movement by telecoms companies to seriously challenge broadcasters for live television rights.