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.

·   Football: African broadcasters acquired the rights for the African Cup of Nations in a series of last-minute deals with the LC2 agency. 

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.