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
English Premier League to receive £74 million over three years from sale of mobile and internet clip rights
Football: Italian public-service broadcaster Rai agreed a deal with the Sportfive agency for the rights to football’s Euro 2008 tournament.
Television viewing for the 2006 World Cup in Germany smashed viewing records in several countries in Europe and elsewhere.
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