Basketball: Polish pay-broadcaster Canal Plus acquired the live rights for the Euroleague in a three-year deal, from 2005-06 to 2007-08, with the Bonivest agency, which brokered the deal on behalf of Euroleague Basketball.
Football: Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset acquired Serie A highlights rights in a three-year deal
Horseracing: UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4 signed a one-year deal to continue its horseracing coverage in 2006 after the horseracing and betting industries agreed to pay the channel £4.95m (€7.4m).
90-day period of exclusive talks for England & Wales, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe rights exhausted
Football: French commercial broad-caster TF1 agreed a deal with the Infront agency for the pay-television rights for the 2006 World Cup and sublicensed them to pay-broadcaster Canal Plus and its own cable and satellite channel Eurosport.
Cricket: Indian channel Zee Sports acquired the worldwide television, radio and broadband rights to 25 one-day internationals featuring India to be played at neutral venues around the world in the next five years.