Europe

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

TV2 resurrects plan to launch premium pay-channel.

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

ORF's near-monopoly could be affected.

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.

Television rights division snapped up by rival IMG

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.