Football

Dutch commercial broadcaster SBS6 extended its contract for the television rights for the Dutch national football team’s matches

Increases in subscribers bring value of domestic league football rights into question

Setanta to put live Premier League football on digital-terrestrial TV, BSkyB follow suit

De Mol is in talks about buying three television channels in Netherlands

Polish World Cup deal falls threw

Russian state broadcaster RTR acquired the rights for the 2006 World Cup

Concerns that the commission will try to interfere too much in national market.

Deal between Fifa, football’s world governing body, and the Dentsu agency for World Cup television rights

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.

Cricket:  Indian public-service broadcaster Doordarshan was awarded the domestic rights to the upcoming India v Pakistan series by the Madras High Court, which was ruling on the case brought by Indian broadcaster Zee Telefilms.

Dutch commercial broadcaster Talpa is showing matches from Italy’s Serie A league its website.

Swedish football fans have been presented with a near television black-out of the Allvenskan, the country’s top football league.

A civil war between two powerful factions in Russian football’s Premier League could threaten the league’s television-rights deals.

The EBU bid for football’s 2010 World Cup does not represent members in four of Europe’s top five markets

Asian Games:  Indian public-service broadcaster Doordarshan acquired the exclusive rights in India for the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, paying $400,000 (£215,000/€313,000), an increase of $50,000 on what it paid for the previous Games.

Olympics:  The Bell Globemedia-Rogers Communications consortium won the Canadian rights to the 2010 and 2012 Olympics

The importance of choosing the right time and place for rights negotiations