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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.

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

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

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.