France, Italy, UK and Nordic region the only European territories covered so far.
Golf: The US PGA Tour signed new six-year deals with the CBS and NBC networks, from 2007 to 2012.
Football: The German Football League awarded the rights for the Bundesliga in several three-year deals covering 2006-07 to 2008-09.
Versatel has jumped into the vanguard of an emerging movement by telecoms companies to seriously challenge broadcasters for live television rights.
Analysts claim that Australian commercial broadcasters Seven and Ten overpaid for Australian Football League rights
UK broadcasters experience a mixed 2005 for television-sport viewing.
Victory for three small German cable operators in Bundesliga rights battle.
• Formula One: German free-to-air sports broadcaster DSF acquired a package of Formula One rights for the 2007 season.
Football: French commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6 reportedly acquired the rights for football's Euro 2008 in a deal brokered by the Sportfive agency.
Deadlock in Argentine football rights talks could be broken by entry of new player.
English Premier League considers launching own channel in only two territories without a deal.
Television rights deals with incumbent partners ABC/ESPN and TNT likely to be the most valuable of the year.
UK pay-operator’s English Premier League deal was year's largest television sports-rights deal.