Football: Spanish agency Mediapro made a seven-year offer worth €1.19bn (£815m), or €170m a season, for the television rights to Spanish Primera Liga club Real Madrid covering the seasons from 2008-09 to 2014-15.

PT Multimedia to sell premium sports channel Sport TV

English Premier League to receive £74 million over three years from sale of mobile and internet clip rights

Olympics: Hong Kong pay-television broadcaster I-Cable Communications acquired the new media rights for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and all media rights for the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and…

Football: Italian public-service broadcaster Rai agreed a deal with the Sportfive agency for the rights to football’s Euro 2008 tournament.

A change of personnel at Portuguese commercial broadcaster SIC could lead to the channel bidding aggressively for sport again

Portuguese sports-rights agency Olivedesportos will be a leading contender for the new national television licence

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

World Cup winners Italy could get a 20-per-cent increase in television-rights fees.

Leagues which sell rights collectively still liable to legal challenge by clubs which want to sell rights individually

Basketball: US Disney-owned broadcasters ABC and ESPN and Time Warner’s Turner Sports extended their deals with the National Basketball Association for a further eight years from 2008-09 to 2015-16. 

Portuguese pay-television channel Sport TV acquired the rights for football’s 2006 World Cup

The Champions League incumbent broadcasters in Turkey and Portugal have to pay more than last time to hang on to their rights.