Rai, Mediaset and Sky were all expected to bid this week for a cut-price 2018 Fifa World Cup. The rights in Italy have plummeted in value since the national team failed to qualify for the tournament, losing a play-off to Sweden.
The International Ice Hockey Federation this week secured a strong increase in the value of the media and marketing rights to its World Championship, but some experts believe it could have earned even more.
Uefa does good business for Euro 2016 in Sweden and Hong Kong
CAA Eleven enjoys fee increase for Euro 2016 in Norway
Swedish commercial and pay-television broadcaster TV4 has acquired rights to broadcast the forthcoming America's Cup World Series sailing event in Gothenburg.
Swedish public-service broadcaster SVT has secured a rights agreement for International Ice Hockey Federation events including the annual IIHF World Championship.
European Qualifiers deal is first sign that Discovery will stimulate Nordic market
CAA Eleven busts the pan-Nordic broadcaster consortium to go market by market with the European Qualifiers and Euro 2016
Ufa Sports faces a hard battle to hold on to World Championship handball rights