Skiing

Features

Rights-holders and commercial broadcasters united in opposition

Weekday lunchtime television slots mean Swedish television audiences miss Anja Paerson's medal winning performances

Football: Dutch pay-broadcaster UPC acquired the pay-television rights for the Champions League from 2006 to 2009 (Page 7)

RTL sold on the rights for one of this year’s World Cup ski-jumping events after a row with the FIS

Tennis: Pan-European cable and satellite broadcaster Eurosport extended its deal for coverage of the Australian Open for a further four years, from 2008 to 2011. Eurosport will also be the distribution agent for the media rights across Europe. The rights were previously held by the European Broadcasting Union, the umbrella group representing the region’s public-service broadcasters.

France Télévisions believe that FIS must change to interest broadcasters.

EBU set to get money back for Italian skiing rights.

ORF's near-monopoly could be affected.

Cancellations and rescheduling of alpine skiing World Cup races lead to calls for changes to the calendar.

First ever tie in ski-jumping’s Four Hills tournament attracts huge television audiences.