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Olympics: The Arab States Broadcasting Union, representing the region's free-to-air broadcasters, acquired the rights for the 2012 Olympic Games in London in a deal worth $21m (£11m/€16.7m) with the International Olympic Committee.

Olympics: Korean free-to-air broadcaster SBS acquired the rights for four Olympic Games from 2010 to 2016.

A new deal for French Ligue 1 football is likely to be the biggest television-rights deal of 2008

Talks between Australian Rules and broadcasters over a new television-rights deal from 2007 are understood to have stalled

Ice hockey: Canadian public-service broadcaster CBC retained the rights for live coverage of the US National Hockey League in a six-year deal that will keep its flagship Hockey Night in Canada programme…

Australian Rules: Australian pay-television operator Foxtel acquired pay-television rights for the Australian Football League in a sub-licensing deal worth A$315

Australia’s television networks are gearing up for the first of several fierce rights battles

Television broadcasters are having difficulty making use of the matching-rights options they negotiated in earlier contracts.

UK pay-operator’s English Premier League deal was year's largest television sports-rights deal.