Olympics: South African public-service broadcaster SABC acquired the rights for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London in a $18m (£9m/ €13m) deal with the International Ol…

The finals of the Wimbledon tennis championship drew good television audiences in many of the sport’s top European markets last weekend. 

Tennis: US network NBC and cable broadcaster ESPN are set to acquire the rights for the Wimbledon tournament in two separate four-year deals, 2008 to 2011

Broadcaster reduces coverage on flagship channel, despite rise of Spanish star

EBU facing competition from IMG, Sportfive, IEC in Sports

American Football: Canadian commercial broadcaster CTV and cable sports broadcaster Rogers Sportsnet acquired the Canadian rights to NFL football for the three years from 2008 to 2010, paying a combined…

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

Formula 1: Spanish sports agency Mediapro acquired the rights for Formula 1 in a five-year deal, 2009 to 2013, in a deal thought to be worth about €35m (£24m) a year.

Football: Pay-operator Premiere acquired the Austrian pay-television rights for the top two domestic leagues, the Bundesliga and the Zac Erste division, in a three-year deal from 2007-08 to 2009-10

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

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…

Basketball: Greek public-service broadcaster ERT acquired the rights to the 2009 and 2011 European Championships and the 2006 and 2010 World Championships in a deal with Fiba, the international basketball…

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.

Australian Rules: Australian pay-television operator Foxtel acquired pay-television rights for the Australian Football League in a sub-licensing deal worth A$315

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.

American football:  US network NBC acquired the so-called “network package” of American football’s National Football League rights, the main package of 23 matches per season, paying $600m (£316m/€465m) a year ov…