Pre-emptive offers from agencies "too good to turn down".

Asian Games: The IEC in Sports agency was appointed to handle worldwide media distribution of the 7th Asian Winter Games by the Games’s organising committee.

Big increases in the US and Japan the highlights of a successful round of sales for Traffic Sports.

Football: Italian league body Lega Calcio agreed a number of rights deals covering the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons

Basketball: French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus extended its deal with the Euroleague for a further three years, from 2010-11 to 2012-13, paying €880,000 ($1.14m) per year.

Football: Pan-African broadcaster Supersport acquired the Nigerian rights for the English Premier League in a three-year deal, from 2010-11 to 2012-13, worth $110m (€85m).

American Football: UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4 acquired the live rights to all of the NFL’s Sunday night games for the 2010 season.

Football: UK public-service broadcaster BBC Scotland acquired live television rights for Scotland’s four away fixtures in their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, concluding against Spain in October 2011.

Fees dropped in Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, Romania, Greece and Belgium, have all dropped in comparison to what was paid for away qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup.

Football: Romanian telecoms operator Romtelecom acquired the rights for eight live World Cup group stage matches and delayed rights for 44 other games in a deal with public-service broadcaster TVR, paying…

RCS-RDS wraps up Premier League ... Battling HiTV wins Serie A ... Japan to reclaim Tour's No.1 status ... Crozier's role in ITV rugby win ... Universum seeking ZDF successor.

Polsat and cable operator RCS-RDS have agreed three-year deals for the 2011 to 2013 seasons.

The telco is about to pick up the Champions League rights dropped last month by Boom, the insolvent pay-television broadcaster.

BSkyB picks up England games; League solves Eastern problems; Romanian dilemma for Ecclestone; Sportschau ratings hold, share slips

Romanian pay platform Boom is fighting to keep sports rights after its parent company entered administration.

Athletics: The IEC in Sports agency agreed a number of deals for the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Doha