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Some larger clubs in favour of breaking with traditional broadcast partner, despite threat of legal action

Brazilian commercial broadcaster pays huge fee to capture important rights deal

Football: Caribbean sports cable channel SportsMax acquired the free-to-air and pay-television rights for all Fifa events from 2007 to 2014 in a deal worth $18m (£9.3m/€13.7m). 

TV Azteca and Televisa have unofficially agreed not to compete for football

Brazilian broadcaster agrees to sublicense premium channels to pay television rivals

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. 

Tennis: Pan-European cable and satellite broadcaster Eurosport extended its deal for coverage of the Australian Open for a further four years, from 2008 to 2011. Eurosport will also be the distribution agent for the media rights across Europe. The rights were previously held by the European Broadcasting Union, the umbrella group representing the region’s public-service broadcasters.

Formula One Management to take over host-broadcasting of Formula One series from this season.

Deadlock in Argentine football rights talks could be broken by entry of new player.