Viewing rises in four out of the top five European television markets

Talks for rights for Spanish league founder with five weeks of season already gone

Football: Spanish commercial broadcaster Cuatro and digital satellite operator Digital Plus, both owned by media group Sogecable, acquired the rights for Euro 2008 from Uefa, in a deal brokered by the…

Football: Greek public-service broadcaster ERT acquired the free-to-air rights for all 31 matches of Euro 2008 in a €9.5m (£6.5m) deal with the Sportfive agency.  It is the first deal done for the championship.  Italian public-service broadcaster Rai is also set to sign a deal for Euro 2008, paying €120m.

Olympics: Italian pay-operator Sky Italia acquired the exclusive media rights for all platforms for the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2012 Olympic Games in a deal worth €112m ($168m), with the International O…

Cricket: Pan-Asian broadcaster ESPN Star Sports acquired the worldwide rights for International Cricket Council events from September 2007 through to 2015.

Sportfive, Kentaro, IMG get plenty of ties against the big five teams; Infront do not fare so well

More than 30 companies request information on NetMed, which was put up for sale last month

Greek football’s Super League may collectively sell television rights from next season

Eight of the world’s Top 10 leagues for domestic audiovisual revenue are European and two Latin American, according to a new report comparing rights deals by TV Sports Markets.

BBC’s cricket bid hangs on Sky and Champions League T

Uefa is in talks with clubs, leagues and football associations about a possible overhaul of European club competitions.

Rugby Union: French public-service broadcaster France Télévisions acquired the rights for the Six Nations tournament in a four-year deal with the Six Nations Committee, from 2010 to 2013, worth over €…

Commercial broadcaster pays €2 million per season for Euroleague rights

Greek football’s top professional football clubs are planning a return to collective selling of their commercial rights.

Athletics: The Dentsu agency signed a 10-year, €180m (£122m) deal with the International Association of Athletics Federations for the worldwide marketing rights and worldwide television rights outside Eu…

English Premier League to receive £74 million over three years from sale of mobile and internet clip rights