Golf: UK pay-broadcaster Setanta acquired the rights to the US PGA Tour in a six-year deal, from 2007 to 2012.
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
Football: German pay-broadcaster Premiere acquired exclusive rights for the Champions League in a three-year deal from 2006-07 to 2008-09
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.