Cricket: Indian pay-television broadcaster Sony Entertainment Television acquired the international rights to this month’s India v Pakistan tour for $11.5m (£6m/€8.7m).
Golf: US network NBC signed a six-year extension to its deal with the US Golf Association which gives it the live rights for the US Open, one of golf’s four Majors.
Golf: The US PGA Tour signed new six-year deals with the CBS and NBC networks, from 2007 to 2012.
Football: French commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6 reportedly acquired the rights for football's Euro 2008 in a deal brokered by the Sportfive agency.
UK pay-operator’s English Premier League deal was year's largest television sports-rights deal.
Decision to hand back golf rights allows rival to recover monopoly on top Tour golf and launch golf channel.
Television audiences for the UK’s traditional sporting showpieces fall in 2006, according to TV Sports Markets survey.