Maltese telcos Go and Melita will progress with a long-discussed joint venture after two media-rights deals removed one of its biggest sticking points.
Maltese telcos Melita and Go have cast aside their rivalry in the sports rights market by joining forces to launch what they claim will be the best premium sports package in Europe.
Maltese telecommunications companies Vodafone and Melita have pulled out of a planned merger after failing to gain approval from authorities in Malta.
Kentaro hits the German jackpot, Sportfive stoical on draw
League rights spotlight on Germany's Bundesliga
Cricket: Pan-Asian broadcaster ESPN Star Sports acquired the rights for Twenty20’s cricket’s Champions League.
Polish commercial broadcaster Polsat is set to sublicense live Champions League rights to state broadcaster TVP
Football: Polish public-service broadcaster TVP and commercial broadcaster Polsat agreed a joint-deal for the 2006 World Cup with the Infront agency worth €15m (£10.3m).
Sportfive, Kentaro, IMG get plenty of ties against the big five teams; Infront do not fare so well
Football: France’s Ligue de Football Professionnel agreed new deals for top-tier Ligue 1.
English Premier League to receive £74 million over three years from sale of mobile and internet clip rights
Football: French commercial broad-caster TF1 acquired the free-to-air Champions League rights for a further three-years, from 2006-07 to 2008-09