Cricket: Indian public-service broadcaster Doordarshan was awarded the domestic rights to the upcoming India v Pakistan series by the Madras High Court, which was ruling on the case brought by Indian broadcaster Zee Telefilms.
Rugby union’s Six Nations has secured significant rights fee increases
Asian Games: Indian public-service broadcaster Doordarshan acquired the exclusive rights in India for the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, paying $400,000 (£215,000/€313,000), an increase of $50,000 on what it paid for the previous Games.
Australia’s television networks are gearing up for the first of several fierce rights battles
Rugby Union: Sanzar, the umbrella body representing the South African, New Zealand and Australian rugby football unions, agreed a five-year deal with Rupert Murdoch’s News and South African pay- broadcaster Supersport.
The Six Nations championship boosted television audiences in all participating countries except Italy.
UK broadcasters experience a mixed 2005 for television-sport viewing.
Football: French commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6 reportedly acquired the rights for football's Euro 2008 in a deal brokered by the Sportfive agency.
Television audiences for the UK’s traditional sporting showpieces fall in 2006, according to TV Sports Markets survey.