Football:  The Dentsu agency acquired the rights in Japan to all Fifa events from 2007 to 2014, including the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, in a deal with world football’s governing body.

Sportfive agency extended its portfolio of European football by acquiring international television rights for the Greek national team

Commonwealth Games:  UK public-service broadcaster the BBC acquired the rights to the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in a deal with the Fastrack agency, which is selling the rights on behalf of the organisers.

League's first nationwide deal in Greece

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.

Rai set to acquire rights for Euro 2008 from Sportfive.