Zee commits to launch of Zee Sports

The government wants to introduce listed-events legislation

Low offer by state broadcaster

Doordarshan looks set to win the exclusive television rights for Pakistan cricket tour

Motorsport: German pay-broad-caster Premiere acquired the exclusive live rights for motor racing’s Nascar and Indycar series for the 2006 season.

Yahoo and Microsoft’s MSN are hoping to make a big move into cricket in a bid to target a worldwide Asian audience.

Cricket: The Nimbus Sport agency acquired the worldwide television rights to cricket in India in a four-year deal with the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Nimbus will pay $612

Proposal for alternative international-cricket schedule.

Tennis: Pan-European cable and satellite broadcaster Eurosport extended its deal for coverage of the Australian Open for a further four years, from 2008 to 2011. Eurosport will also be the distribution agent for the media rights across Europe. The rights were previously held by the European Broadcasting Union, the umbrella group representing the region’s public-service broadcasters.

Ten Sports have 55-per-cent share of sports channel audience in cable and satellite homes.

UK broadcasters experience a mixed 2005 for television-sport viewing.

UK pay-operator’s English Premier League deal was year's largest television sports-rights deal.

Television audiences for the UK’s traditional sporting showpieces fall in 2006, according to TV Sports Markets survey.

Australian, English, South African, New Zealand, Zimbabwean boards to benefit from new Asian television rights deals.

Television rights division snapped up by rival IMG

$612 million deal signed by the Nimbus Sport agency for worldwide television rights for cricket played in India is looking increasingly risky.