The UK division of Korean company LG Electronics is quitting the sponsor-ship of snooker.

Rugby league’s Challenge Cup final, in which St Helens beat Wigan 32-16, drew 1.66 million viewers and a 25-per-cent audience share to BBC1.

Cricket:  The Board of Control for Cricket in India, after extensive legal wrangles, finally signed a deal for the Indian rights to the three tours taking place this year, a four-Test series against Australia, a two-Test series against South Africa and a one-off one-day international against Pakistan, with state broadcaster Doordarshan.

World Snooker, commercial arm of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association, has launched an open tender for its worldwide television rights

Motorsport: German pay-broadcaster Premiere extended its deal for live Formula One rights by one year, until the end of the 2007 season.

Football: Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset acquired Serie A highlights rights in a three-year deal

UK broadcasters experience a mixed 2005 for television-sport viewing.

Television audiences for the UK’s traditional sporting showpieces fall in 2006, according to TV Sports Markets survey.