Football: US Disney-owned broad-casters ABC and ESPN, and Spanish-language broadcaster Univision, acquired the rights to all Fifa events from 2007 to 2014, including the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, in deals worth a total of $425m (£239m/€351m).
Basketball: Polish pay-broadcaster Canal Plus acquired the live rights for the Euroleague in a three-year deal, from 2005-06 to 2007-08, with the Bonivest agency, which brokered the deal on behalf of Euroleague Basketball.
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.
Ice hockey: US cable and satellite broadcaster Outdoor Life Network acquired the rights for the National Hockey League in a two-year deal for 2005-06 and 2006-07, worth $135m (£73.2m/€107.6m), paying $65m in the first year and $70m in the second.
The French Basketball Federation is in talks with the country’s two pay-television operators
Basketball: Spanish commercial broadcaster La Sexta acquired the rights to this year’s basketball World Championships in a deal with Fiba, the international basketball federation.
Major League Baseball is considering the launch of its own cable network to broadcast games covered by its main television-rights package.