$612 million deal signed by the Nimbus Sport agency for worldwide television rights for cricket played in India is looking increasingly risky.
Serie A champions Juventus set to sign a deal with Italian state broadcaster Rai.
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.
France, Italy, UK and Nordic region the only European territories covered so far.
Golf: The US PGA Tour signed new six-year deals with the CBS and NBC networks, from 2007 to 2012.
TV Sports Markets has a new owner.
UK broadcasters experience a mixed 2005 for television-sport viewing.