The Spanish Sports Broadcasting Council approved a final draft of listed sports events that are to be protected for free-to-air television

Danmarks Radio accused of not fulfilling its role as a public-service broadcaster

Football: Sports agency Sportfive acquired the worldwide international television rights for the German Bundesliga in a two-year deal, from 2004-05 to 2005-06, paying over €15m (£10m) per season.

Double threat to Eurosport from Eurosport-sceptics within EBU, and EC investigation into EBU collective selling

Cricket: Indian broadcaster Zee Telefilms made a $308m (£174m/ €257m) bid for the worldwide television rights to Indian cricket for four years, from October 2004 to September 2008.

The TV Sports Markets monthly survey of European sports viewing in December shows Champions League second-phase matches topping the tables in six of 19 countries surveyed.

Table tennis and swimming federations seek larger allocations, Summer federations push IOC to reduce USOC funding

Canada’s French-language public-service SRC is racing against time to organise the host-broadcasting of the world swimming championships

Olympics: Brazilian free-to-air broadcaster TV Record acquired the Brazilian media rights across all platforms for the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2012 Olympics Games in London in a $60m (£31m/€45m) de…

Horseracing: Australian free-to-air broadcaster Nine Network acquired live rights to 13 premier race meetings in 2007 from  the Australian Racing Board, which brokered the deal through TVN, owners of …