Fifa’s 2010 World Cup European tender in three separate packages

Belgian broadcasters refuse to rule out taking legal action

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

·   Football: The Dentsu and Infront agencies acquired the Rest of Asia rights to the 2010 and 2014 World Cups in a deal with Fifa, football’s world governing body.  De

AC Milan has sold its 50 per cent stake in the club's television channel

Clubs from Italy’s Serie A are set for crisis talks

The Belgian football league’s deal with Belgacom was agreed despite a matching-rights option held by the incumbent broadcasters.

Television broadcasters are having difficulty making use of the matching-rights options they negotiated in earlier contracts.

Fifa and Uefa have taken on board the convergence of technologies

Canal Plus is considering a carriage deal with the direct-to-home satellite platform of its main rival, Viasat.

The viewing figures for British Sky Broadcasting’s live coverage of Premier League matches have taken on an added importance.

The dispute between Israeli pay-television companies Charlton and Sport 5 has been refuelled in two legal battles involving the country’s football association.

The Champions League incumbent broadcasters in Turkey and Portugal have to pay more than last time to hang on to their rights.

The joint venture of Dentsu and Infront will be banking heavily on getting good revenue from China.

The new television rights deals agreed by the Eredivisie, are a dual gamble

French football’s Ligue 1 rights the most expensive in the world

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

·   Football: Polish public-service broadcaster TVP and commercial broadcaster Polsat agreed a joint-deal for the 2006 World Cup with the Infront agency worth €15m (£10.3m).  TVP