Rugby Union

Football: French mobile operator Orange acquired the mobile phone rights to France’s Ligue 1 in a two-year deal, covering the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons.

A threat by French rugby union clubs to boycott the Heineken Cup comes at a time when French television audiences and public interest for the Cup are at their peak.

Football: The English Premier League signed deals in Asia, Australia and North America for its live rights for the three seasons from 2007-08 to 2009-10

Football: The English Premier League signed a number of deals in several territories for its television rights for the the three seasons from 2007-08 to 2009-10

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

Football: Polish pay-television operator Canal Plus acquired the main package of Serie A rights for the three years from 2007-08 to 2009-10 in a deal with the Media Partners and Silva agency.

UK rugby union's top-tier clubs to sell rights separately from national governing body

Kentaro are the contracted party, but the agency set up by the former Octagon CSI sales team fronted the bid and will sell the rights

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

Boxing: German commercial broadcaster RTL acquired the rights for the next four fights of Ukrainian heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschko in a deal with the Sportfive agency worth €10m (£6.8m).

ESPN Australia consolidated its position in the country’s pay-television market by outbidding Fox Sports for European rugby union’s Heineken Cup rights.

African deal paves the way for IMG contract extension

Rugby Union: French public-service broadcaster France Télévisions acquired the rights for the Six Nations tournament in a four-year deal with the Six Nations Committee, from 2010 to 2013, worth over €…

Rugby World Cup viewing in Europe, Oceania, Argentina, South Africa

Surprise decision not to bid aggressively for 'perfect fit' rights

Commercial broadcaster competition forcing BBC and France Télévisions to pay increased fees for Rugby World Cup

A new five-year deal for South African rugby is the latest example of pay-broadcaster Supersport’s land-grab of top rights