The World Wrestling Federation will produce a new two-hour magazine format series, WWF Excess, to anchor broadcaster TNN's new five-hour Saturday night sports and entertainment line-up, "Slammin' Saturday Night”.

US cable network, Black Entertainment Television (BET) is in talks with professional wrestling body Urban Wrestling Alliance (UWA) with regard to a series of weekly shows.

Shares in London Stock Market-listed Sportech Plc, owners of betting and gaming firm Littlewoods Leisure, rose yesterday as it announced a deal for Littlewoods to be the exclusive sponsor of ITV's interactive football coverage.

Soccer Australia has forged ahead with its decision to give its primary broadcaster the Seven Network a larger role in the running of the sport by announcing the appointment of senior executive Shane Wood to the Soccer Australia Board.

US Spanish-language network Univision Communications has promoted from within with the appointment of Ray Rodriguez to the new role of president and CEO of the media company.

Sportshows Television, the UK-based independent producer specialising in water sports and adventure sports, said that Andrew Thornley, previously of the now defunct ISL Worldwide, would join the company as a sales and marketing manager.

Pan-american Sports Network (PSN), the pay television sports network in Latin America will offer complete coverage of the US Open tennis from August 27 to September 9.

Beer giant Foster’s has signed a new deal to sponsor Formula One’s Australian Grand Prix until 2006.

India's state broadcasting corporation, Prasar Bharti has won exclusive rights to broadcast the first Afro-Asian Games scheduled in New Delhi in November.

Broadband network services provider Williams Communications has signed a five-year, multi-million dollar agreement with NFL Films.

BBC Radio Five Live has signed a deal to provide live coverage of all Manchester United’s European home games for the next two years, starting from this season.

UK broadcaster the BBC has won the domestic rights to the British Open Golf Championship – ending speculation it could lose out to a rival.

The official website of CART has smashed its previous two-day record for visits over it Road America race weekend.

The New England Patriots have awarded Pepsi the exclusive soft drink pouring rights at CMGI Field as part of a new ten-year partnership agreement.

National Football League (NFL) team the Denver Broncos has unveiled a raft of new broadcasting initiatives for its Invesco Field stadium, done in partnership with AT&T Broadband and ESPN.

Negotiations over the French TV rights to the 2002 World Cup have stalled because rights holders the Kirch Group have set the price too high, a French newspaper has reported.

Brazilian soccer's latest scandal has taken a new twist after a private meeting of the country's leading directors was secretly recorded and then broadcast by a radio station.