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The United Cricket Board is hoping to drop a contract with the Octagon agency so that it can take its international television rights in-house.

Pan-Asian broadcaster ESPN Star Sports faces a tough challenge to hit

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

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…

Snooker: UK public-service broad-caster the BBC renewed its deal with the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association for a further five years, from 2007 to 2011, paying about £20m (€29m).  The deal is thought to be a significant cut on the existing deal, worth about £28m over a five-and-a-half year period.

Call by public-service broadcaster SABC to change the country’s listed-events law

Football: South African public-service broadcaster SABC acquired a package of free-to-air rights for English football’s Premier League in a three-year deal from 2007-08 to 2009-10. 

The IOC will also start separate talks this spring in Hong Kong, a rights territory which, like China, has been treated as part of the ABU deal until now

Football: Russia’s Premier League is set to sign a three-year deal worth $17m (£9m/€13m) a season for its rights from the 2005 season with the Fedcom-media agency

South Africa’s Premier Soccer League wants to renew its domestic television rights deal a year early to bring in a higher fee.

Africa’s television sports-rights market showing signs of strong growth.

Australian, English, South African, New Zealand, Zimbabwean boards to benefit from new Asian television rights deals.