Horse Racing

Football: Pay-operator Premiere acquired the Austrian pay-television rights for the top two domestic leagues, the Bundesliga and the Zac Erste division, in a three-year deal from 2007-08 to 2009-10

Rugby union: UK pay-broadcaster British Sky Broadcasting acquired the exclusive live rights to European club rugby’s Heineken Cup competition in the UK and Ireland in a four-year deal, from 2006-07 to 2…

Horseracing:  UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4 signed a one-year deal to continue its horseracing coverage in 2006 after the horseracing and betting industries agreed to pay the channel £4.95m (€7.4m). 

90-day period of exclusive talks for England & Wales, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe rights exhausted

Viewer numbers fall but audience share increases during unseasonably hot weather

Horseracing: Australian free-to-air broadcaster Nine Network acquired live rights to 13 premier race meetings in 2007 from  the Australian Racing Board, which brokered the deal through TVN, owners of …

American football:  US network NBC acquired the so-called “network package” of American football’s National Football League rights, the main package of 23 matches per season, paying $600m (£316m/€465m) a year ov…

Racing UK is considering offering live coverage to mobile operators and broadband internet betting websites

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

Terrestrial television viewing of sport had a good year in 2004

UK broadcasters experience a mixed 2005 for television-sport viewing.

Television audiences for the UK’s traditional sporting showpieces fall in 2006, according to TV Sports Markets survey.