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Athletics: The Organización de Telecomunicaciones Iberoamericanas, the Latin American broadcasting union, acquired the rights for the 2009 World Championship for member broadcasters in Argentina (cable …

Football: Philippines commercial broadcaster ABS-CBN acquired the rights for the 2010 World Cup in a $1m (€750,000) deal with the Football Media Services agency.

Leading Filipino commercial broadcaster ABS-CBN has struck a blow back at rival Solar Entertainment by winning the rights for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

Ice hockey: Canadian cable sports broadcaster TSN extended its television rights deal with the National Hockey League for a further six years, through to 2013-14, in a contract worth at least C$200m (£101m/€127m). 

Presence of Beckham has made La Liga Asia's second most popular overseas league, ahead of Serie A

The International Badminton Federation, like other federations, is considering taking at least some of its television rights in-house

Bobsleigh/Skeleton: German public-service broadcasters ARD and ZDF acquired the rights for the men’s and women’s bobsleigh and skeleton World Cups and World Championships for the three years from 2006-07 to …

Football: The England Football Association agreed deals for its international rights covering the fouryear period from 2008-09 to 2011-12, bringing in worldwide revenues of over $300m (£144m/€207m) - …

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…

Lack of national representation or medal hopes and rescheduling of events to suit US audiences hits Asian broadcasters' chances of recouping rights outlay

Tennis: US network NBC and cable broadcaster ESPN are set to acquire the rights for the Wimbledon tournament in two separate four-year deals, 2008 to 2011

Public service broadcaster PTNI still owes IOC money from Sydney Olympics

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 …