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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…

Basketball: Greek public-service broadcaster ERT acquired the rights to the 2009 and 2011 European Championships and the 2006 and 2010 World Championships in a deal with Fiba, the international basketball…

EPL remind video-sharing site that it is unhappy about continual copyright breaches

Athletics: The Dentsu agency, acting on behalf of the International Association of Athletics Federations, brokered three-year deals with broadcasters in China, Korea and New Zealand covering the 2007 and…

Robert Müller von Vultejus explains agency's branching into production and broadcast

Football: South African public-service broadcaster SABC acquired a package of free-to-air rights for English football’s Premier League in a three-year deal from 2007-08 to 2009-10. 

Ice hockey:  Finnish ice-hockey’s domestic SM-liiga signed a three-year joint-deal with pay-television operator Canal Plus Nordic and free-to-air commercial broadcaster Nelonen worth about €3.7m (£2.5m) a

Sogecable is to end its financial backing of European club basketball’s top-tier league, the Euroleague

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.

League's first nationwide deal in Greece

Golf: US network NBC signed a six-year extension to its deal with the US Golf Association which gives it the live rights for the US Open, one of golf’s four Majors.

Formula 1: Grand Prix Entertainment, a company created by DIC Entertainment and the Wasserman Media Group, acquired Formula 1 rights in the US.

Television rights deals with incumbent partners ABC/ESPN and TNT likely to be the most valuable of the year.

Decision to hand back golf rights allows rival to recover monopoly on top Tour golf and launch golf channel.