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

Turkish commercial broadcaster ATV has surprised the country’s television sports industry by spending $21 million (£11.4 million/€16.7 million) in five days on two major football properties

Fox Turkey makes first major foray into sport

Football: Spanish free-to-air broadcaster Cuatro sublicensed the non-exclusive rights to at least seven matches from the upcoming World Cup from rival broadcaster La Sexta in a deal worth €20m (£14m).

Football:  The Dentsu agency acquired the rights in Japan to all Fifa events from 2007 to 2014, including the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, in a deal with world football’s governing body.

Saran International, the Turkish rights agency, renewed its deal with Galatasaray

Show TV and ATV to enter dedicated sports channel market

Turkish grand prix has prompted Turkey’s biggest media company, Dogan, to acquire the domestic television rights to Formula One

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has joined forces with Turkey’s biggest media company

The Champions League incumbent broadcasters in Turkey and Portugal have to pay more than last time to hang on to their rights.