Cycling

Snooker: UK public-service broad-caster the BBC renewed its deal with the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association for a further five years, from 2007 to 2011, paying about £20m (€29m).  The deal is thought to be a significant cut on the existing deal, worth about £28m over a five-and-a-half year period.

Rugby union: UK pay-broadcaster British Sky Broadcasting acquired the exclusive live rights to European club rugby’s Heineken Cup competition in the UK and Ireland in a four-year deal, from 2006-07 to 2…

EBU membership threatened and other Scandinavian public service broadcasters angered by cost-cutting measures

Horseracing: Australian free-to-air broadcaster Nine Network acquired live rights to 13 premier race meetings in 2007 from  the Australian Racing Board, which brokered the deal through TVN, owners of …

The value to a sponsor of terrestrial television coverage against satellite coverage

Tour of Britain is looking for a new rights-distributor

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

Pan-European broadcaster acquires content specifically for the region for the first time.