Ice Hockey

The North American National Hockey League has effected a remarkable turnaround

North America’s National Hockey League is considering a pan-European television-rights offer from cable and satellite broadcaster Eurosport

Ice hockey: US cable and satellite broadcaster Outdoor Life Network acquired the rights for the National Hockey League in a two-year deal for 2005-06 and 2006-07, worth $135m (£73.2m/€107.6m), paying $65m in the first year and $70m in the second.

Ice hockey: Nordic pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus acquired the live pay-television and pay-per-view rights for the Swedish Elitserien, the country’s top-tier league, from the Svenska Hockeyligan in a four-year deal, 2006-07 to 2009-10

The recent trend of Nordic broad-casters paying massively increased fees for sports rights continued

Formula 1: Spanish sports agency Mediapro acquired the rights for Formula 1 in a five-year deal, 2009 to 2013, in a deal thought to be worth about €35m (£24m) a year.

Figure Skating: US network NBC acquired the rights for US figure skating in a three-year deal with the US Figure Skating Association, covering the national championships and the international Skate America…

Ice hockey: Canadian public-service broadcaster CBC retained the rights for live coverage of the US National Hockey League in a six-year deal that will keep its flagship Hockey Night in Canada programme…

EPL remind video-sharing site that it is unhappy about continual copyright breaches

Ice hockey:  Finnish ice-hockey’s domestic SM-liiga signed a three-year joint-deal with pay-television operator Canal Plus Nordic and free-to-air commercial broadcaster Nelonen worth about €3.7m (£2.5m) a

Finland’s top domestic ice hockey league, the SM-liiga, is to put most of its matches on to pay-television

Football: Czech commercial broadcaster Prima TV acquired the rights for Euro 2008, paying €4m (£2.6m) in a deal brokered by the Sportfive agency.

Canadian public-service broadcaster CBC is expected to renew its long-standing rights deal with US ice-hockey’s National Hockey League, although it will have to pay more and share the most attractive m…

Tennis: Pan-European cable and satellite broadcaster Eurosport extended its deal for coverage of the Australian Open for a further four years, from 2008 to 2011. Eurosport will also be the distribution agent for the media rights across Europe. The rights were previously held by the European Broadcasting Union, the umbrella group representing the region’s public-service broadcasters.

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.