Polish football’s top-tier domestic league, the Ekstraklasa, signed the country’s largest-ever sports-rights deal last week

Football: The English Premier League sold the rights for its internet and mobile clips packages to various companies worldwide for the three years from 2007-08 to 2009-10, bringing in about $40m (£20m/€29m).

New deals for top-tier domestic football and Formula One to play important role in shaping future of the market

Volleyball’s surging popularity in Poland helped pan regional cable and satellite broadcaster Eurosport record its highest-ever audience last weekend.

Television viewing for the 2006 World Cup in Germany smashed viewing records in several countries in Europe and elsewhere.

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…

Basketball: Polish pay-broadcaster Canal Plus acquired the live rights for the Euroleague in a three-year deal, from 2005-06 to 2007-08, with the Bonivest agency, which brokered the deal on behalf of Euroleague Basketball.

Talks over a 2006 World Cup deal in Poland remain stalled over Infront’s €20 million (£13.7 million) asking price

Football: Pay-operator Premiere acquired the Austrian pay-television rights for the top two domestic leagues, the Bundesliga and the Zac Erste division, in a three-year deal from 2007-08 to 2009-10

Polish media and entertainment company ITI will launch a sports channel to exploit its award of pay-television rights for the Champions League

TVP has approached Sportfive to try to re-negotiate its Polish national team deal

Ice hockey:  Finnish ice-hockey’s domestic SM-liiga signed a three-year joint-deal with pay-television operator Canal Plus Nordic and free-to-air commercial broadcaster Nelonen worth about €3.7m (£2.5m) a

Men's World Handball Championships in Germany attracts big audiences across Europe

Football: Dutch pay-broadcaster UPC acquired the pay-television rights for the Champions League from 2006 to 2009 (Page 7)

Polish pay-broadcaster Canal Plus has won the live rights for the Polish football league

Bidding for Polish football league’s television and internet rights has thrown up surprises