The FA and Football League cash in as Sky and BT scrap for content
In its haste to exit the UK, ESPN may have missed an opportunity with its ESPN America channel
SPL drops Sportfive for MP & Silva premium in nine-year deal for international rights
A buy-out deal for ESPN America could be weeks away, with Setanta, Chello and Eurosport all in the frame
UK broadcasters BBC, ITV, BT and BSkyB likely to bid for domestic rights to the FA Cup and England friendly internationals
SBS6 acquired the exclusive rights for all Professional Darts Corporation events in the Netherlands.
Football: The German Football League awarded the rights for the Bundesliga in several three-year deals covering 2006-07 to 2008-09.
• Formula One: German free-to-air sports broadcaster DSF acquired a package of Formula One rights for the 2007 season.
Football: French commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6 reportedly acquired the rights for football's Euro 2008 in a deal brokered by the Sportfive agency.
Television rights deals with incumbent partners ABC/ESPN and TNT likely to be the most valuable of the year.
UK pay-operator’s English Premier League deal was year's largest television sports-rights deal.