Hong Kong

Football: African pay-television broadcaster Supersport acquired the rights for the South African Premier Soccer League, the country’s top-tier football league, in a five-year deal, 2007-08 to 2011-12, w…

I-Cable pays out to keep crucial content as battle with PCCW continues

Figure Skating: US network NBC acquired the rights for US figure skating in a three-year deal with the US Figure Skating Association, covering the national championships and the international Skate America…

Tennis: Asian broadcaster Ten Sports sublicensed coverage of the finals of this year’s French Open tournament to rival pay-operator Zee Sports.

Pay-television newcomers Setanta in the UK and Arena in Germany are bidding strongly for US golf rights against the established pay-operators in their countries.

The English Premier League looks set to boost the sale of its international rights in Asia.

Football: Free-to-air broadcasters HRT (Croatia), RUV (Iceland) and TV3 (Slovenia), acquired exclusive live rights to all 31 matches of Euro 2008 in deals with the Sportfive agency, which is marketing…

Competition between PCCW and i-Cable results in near-tripling of rights fees

The IOC will also start separate talks this spring in Hong Kong, a rights territory which, like China, has been treated as part of the ABU deal until now

Top markets may be carved out from European television-rights deal for 2014 and 2016 Olympics

Motorsport: German pay-broad-caster Premiere acquired the exclusive live rights for motor racing’s Nascar and Indycar series for the 2006 season.

The joint venture of Dentsu and Infront will be banking heavily on getting good revenue from China.

Football: The German Football League awarded the rights for the Bundesliga in several three-year deals covering 2006-07 to 2008-09.

Pan-European broadcaster acquires content specifically for the region for the first time.