Rugby League

Rugby League signs deal with BSkyB and BBC, and receives big boost in rights fee income

Rugby league’s Super League grand final between St Helens and Hull attracted the league’s highest-ever live television audience for a match shown by BSkyB.

Football: Danish commercial broadcaster TV2 acquired the rights for the Danish national team home matches, paying DKr41.5m (£3.9m/ €5.6m

Champions League, Football League, Rugby League and Rugby World Cup properties on the market in next few weeks

Poor viewing for the European athletics championships in Gothenburg will not help the European Athletics Association get the fee increase it is trying to get.

Pay-TV broadcasters keen to win European Tour golf properties

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…

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…

Australian Rules: Australian pay-television operator Foxtel acquired pay-television rights for the Australian Football League in a sub-licensing deal worth A$315

Australia’s television networks are gearing up for the first of several fierce rights battles

Cricket: The Nimbus Sport agency acquired the worldwide television rights to cricket in India in a four-year deal with the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Nimbus will pay $612