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Golf: UK pay-broadcaster Setanta acquired the rights to the US PGA Tour in a six-year deal, from 2007 to 2012.

Football: Spanish agency Mediapro signed a deal worth close to €100m (£68m) per season from 2009-10 to 2013-14, for the television rights of the G-30, the group of 25 first and second division Liga fo…

The 2006 World Cup in Germany is on course to break television viewing records.

The NBA’s renewal of its domestic television rights deals was the largest broadcast rights deal agreed in 2007

Formula One: Formula One Management signed new deals in four of the sport’s major markets, renewing deals in Italy with public-service broadcaster Rai, in Brazil with TV Globo, in Australia with Channel Ten and in Russia signing a deal with a new partner, the RTL-owned Ren TV

Formula One has signed long-term deals in four major markets – Italy, Brazil, Australia and Russia – securing rights-fee increases across the board.

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…

Football: German pay-broadcaster Premiere acquired exclusive rights for the Champions League in a three-year deal from 2006-07 to 2008-09

Football: Jamaican commercial broadcaster CVM TV sublicensed rights for the 2010 and 2014 World Cup competitions from Caribbean sports cable operator SportsMax

Domestic league does not control its own rights, and pay-TV coverage is pushing fans towards free-to-air European football

Torneos and Clarín give in to demand for big fee increase

Bid of over R$500 million per season bid a possibility as Record prepares to launch new sports channel

Football: Pay-operator Premiere acquired the Austrian pay-television rights for the top two domestic leagues, the Bundesliga and the Zac Erste division, in a three-year deal from 2007-08 to 2009-10

Basketball: Spanish commercial broadcaster La Sexta acquired the rights to this year’s basketball World Championships in a deal with Fiba, the international basketball federation.

Football: UK commercial operator ITV and pay-broadcaster Setanta acquired the rights for the FA Cup knock-out competition and England national team matches in a four-year, £425m (€623m) deal with the En…