Handball: EHF Marketing, the commercial arm of the European Handball Federation, signed media-rights deals with broadcasters in several territories

Kickboxing: German commercial broadcaster Sat.1 agreed a two-year deal, beginning immediately, for rights to the fights of World Kickboxing Association world champion Christine Theiss

The launch of Australia’s first-ever free-to-air sports channel, One, is an unprecedented challenge to leading pay sports broadcaster Fox Sports.

Rugby and football associations expect listing to hit finances, cricket board welcomes chance to get good price for rights

Cycling: Italian public-service broadcaster Rai agreed a four-year deal with the European Broadcasting Union, from 2005 to 2008, for coverage of the Tour de France. 

Future of sport on New Zealand public service television in doubt after TVNZ loses Olympics to Sky Television and Prime

Football: SBS International, the acquisition arm of Korean private free-to-air broadcaster SBS, acquired the rights for all Fifa events from 2007 to 2014, including the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.

Athletics: The Dentsu agency, acting on behalf of the International Association of Athletics Federations, brokered three-year deals with broadcasters in China, Korea and New Zealand covering the 2007 and…