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Nordic alliances, Royal League dead, bid for Israel's Sports Channel, Record Canadian Audiences for English Premier League

African deal paves the way for IMG contract extension

Rugby World Cup viewing in Europe, Oceania, Argentina, South Africa

Global TV wants compensation for disrupted feed

Ice Skating: The European Broadcasting Union acquired the rights for the World and European Championships and other events in a four-year deal with the International Skating Union, the sport's world governing…

Football: Austrian public-service broadcaster ORF acquired the rights for all 31 matches of the Euro 2008 tournament in a deal worth €10m (£7m). 

Football: France’s Ligue de Football Professionnel agreed new deals for top-tier Ligue 1.

MP & Silva, Sportfive and Rai Trade agencies estimated to have brought in about €100 million overall for 2007-08 season

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).

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.

Brazil’s only free-to-air sports channel, TV Esporte Interativo, is seeking financial investment

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

Boxing: German public-service broadcaster ARD acquired the rights for a minimum 12 fights a year from Sauerland Promotions in a four-year deal, 2008 to 2011, renewing a previous contract