Eurosport in difficult carriage negotiations with Sky Italia

Discovery picks up Six Nations rights in Italy in surprise deal

Fox Sports buys Eredivisie rights in Italy

Sky-Rai Olympic deal pleases IOC and Coni, but not ski federation

Fox Italy says that Italian launch is 'unique opportunity' for Fox, not a defensive move against Al Jazeera

Pitch International is exploring launching a premium football channel in Italy

Pauline McVey, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, examines television audiences for the Uefa Champions League and Europa League in Europe’s big five markets U

Mediaset close to deal for NFL and other rights but Sportitalia needs fresh funds to carry on broadcasting

Rights for Six Nations, Pro12 and autumn internationals on Italian market at the same time

·   Football: Polish public-service broadcaster TVP and commercial broadcaster Polsat agreed a joint-deal for the 2006 World Cup with the Infront agency worth €15m (£10.3m).  TVP

Football: Greek public-service broadcaster ERT acquired the free-to-air rights for all 31 matches of Euro 2008 in a €9.5m (£6.5m) deal with the Sportfive agency. It is the first deal done for the championship.

Media Partners & Silva set to take a long-term stranglehold on the international rights of Serie A clubs.

Football: The German Football League awarded the rights for the Bundesliga in several three-year deals covering 2006-07 to 2008-09.

Italian Parliament votes for collective selling of football rights

Mediaset and Serie A’s Juventus sign €248 million deal