The creation of a multi-sport European Championships from 2018 is part of an attempt to de-clutter a congested sporting schedule, and to help summer sports benefit from each other’s popularity.
UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport has agreed a deal to show the inaugural edition of the Power8 Sprints rowing event on July 22.
The NBC Sports Group division of US media company NBCUniversal has extended and expanded its rights deal with the World Rowing Federation (FISA).
Six Nations and The Open the only major events to see their top audiences rise.
Basketball: Spanish commercial broadcaster La Sexta acquired the rights to this year’s basketball World Championships in a deal with Fiba, the international basketball federation.
UK broadcasters experience a mixed 2005 for television-sport viewing.