The NBA’s renewal of its domestic television rights deals was the largest broadcast rights deal agreed in 2007
Cricket: Asian pay-broadcaster Zee Sports acquired the Indian cable and satellite rights to India’s three-Test series against Sri Lanka in a deal with the newly elected Board of Control for Cricket in India
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.
Major League Baseball is considering the launch of its own cable network to broadcast games covered by its main television-rights package.
Football: French commercial broad-caster TF1 agreed a deal with the Infront agency for the pay-television rights for the 2006 World Cup and sublicensed them to pay-broadcaster Canal Plus and its own cable and satellite channel Eurosport.
Commonwealth Games: UK public-service broadcaster the BBC acquired the rights to the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in a deal with the Fastrack agency, which is selling the rights on behalf of the organisers.
Major League Baseball may have left negotiations with the US television networks too late to sell its main rights package for an increased fee.