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.
English Premier League to receive £74 million over three years from sale of mobile and internet clip rights
Football: Italian public-service broadcaster Rai agreed a deal with the Sportfive agency for the rights to football’s Euro 2008 tournament.
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.