Snooker: UK public-service broad-caster the BBC renewed its deal with the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association for a further five years, from 2007 to 2011, paying about £20m (€29m). The deal is thought to be a significant cut on the existing deal, worth about £28m over a five-and-a-half year period.
Baseball: US cable broadcaster ESPN renewed its long-term deal for Major League Baseball, paying $2.368bn (£1.3bn/€1.9bn) over eight years, from 2006 to 2013.
Formula 1: Grand Prix Entertainment, a company created by DIC Entertainment and the Wasserman Media Group, acquired Formula 1 rights in the US.
Football: The German Football League awarded the rights for the Bundesliga in several three-year deals covering 2006-07 to 2008-09.