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Pan-Asian broadcaster in tough talks over continued distribution of its channels in Thailand, following loss of English Premier League football rights to UBC

Football: Spanish free-to-air broadcaster Cuatro sublicensed the non-exclusive rights to at least seven matches from the upcoming World Cup from rival broadcaster La Sexta in a deal worth €20m (£14m).

The next television rights tender for Indian cricket is likely to be delayed

Broadcaster to help West Indies Cricket Board sell rights elsewhere

TV Azteca and Televisa have unofficially agreed not to compete for football

Horseracing: Australian free-to-air broadcaster Nine Network acquired live rights to 13 premier race meetings in 2007 from  the Australian Racing Board, which brokered the deal through TVN, owners of …

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

Changes sought to make rights easier to sell on

American football:  US network NBC acquired the so-called “network package” of American football’s National Football League rights, the main package of 23 matches per season, paying $600m (£316m/€465m) a year ov…

Cricket:  Indian pay-television broadcaster Sony Entertainment Television acquired the international rights to this month’s India v Pakistan tour for $11.5m (£6m/€8.7m).

Neo’s high prices created poor relationships with cable operators

Cricket:  Indian public-service broadcaster Doordarshan was awarded the domestic rights to the upcoming India v Pakistan series by the Madras High Court, which was ruling on the case brought by Indian broadcaster Zee Telefilms.

The International Tennis Federation has signed several television rights deals in Asia for Davis and Fed Cup tennis.

Asian Games:  Indian public-service broadcaster Doordarshan acquired the exclusive rights in India for the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, paying $400,000 (£215,000/€313,000), an increase of $50,000 on what it paid for the previous Games.

Olympics:  The Bell Globemedia-Rogers Communications consortium won the Canadian rights to the 2010 and 2012 Olympics

Row over Indian cricket board’s television rights took a further twist this week

Neo TV forced to share rights for India matches with Doordarshan

Indian Supreme Court’s ruling fiercely critical of board’s presidential elections

Zee commits to launch of Zee Sports