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.
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.
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.