Olympics: Turkish commercial network Fox Turkey acquired the rights for the 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games.
Leading industry figures have encouraged small sports federations to create specialised in-house television production units.
Eurosport, the pan-European cable channel, devoted a surprising amount of coverage to the first hockey Indoor World Cup last week.
The revival of the India-Pakistan hockey test series after an interval of five years has attracted high television interest.
Boxing: German commercial broadcaster RTL acquired the rights for the next four fights of Ukrainian heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschko in a deal with the Sportfive agency worth €10m (£6.8m).