Media

US broadcaster CBS has signed a deal with Samsung Electronics and Sears, Roebuck & Co to televise the network’s coverage of the 2001 college football schedule in high definition television (HDTV).

German media giant Kirch said soccer’s ruling body FIFA has given it until July 2 to decide whether to purchase ISL's broadcasting rights for the 2002 and 2006 World Cup tournaments.

Domestic TV viewing figures on NBC for the US Open golf hit near record levels – despite Tiger Woods failing to impress.

HOK Sport has been appointed as architect for the new Benfica Stadium in Portugal.

The internet division of Major League Baseball has unveiled a commercial partnership with leisure company Marriott Vacation Club International (MVCI).

ergio Cragnotti, president of Italian soccer team Lazio is looking for a partner to invest in the Serie A club and says he would prefer a media company.

Fox Sports International has launched a new all-sports channel for Central and Eastern Europe.

Fox Sports International has launched a new all-sports channel for Central and Eastern Europe.

US satellite television platform DirecTV has announced that it is currently in negotiations to renew its pay-per-view distribution agreement with the World Wrestling Federation Entertainment (WWFE).

A new online soccer gaming site, TotoPools.com, has launched in the UK to coincide with the new soccer season

US sports broadcaster ESPN is launching an Asian version of its flagship news show SportsCenter on its network in the region, ESPN Star Sports (ESS).

Ever wanted information on former baseball players? A new web site aims to keeep fans informed.

ukbetting, the online bookmaker that made its debut on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) last week, has signed a deal with troubled sports internet company Sportal for an undisclosed sum.

CricInfo.com, the digital cricket information company, has told sportbusiness.com that it has as big a chance of renewing its internet broadcasting rights to English cricket despite competing bids from the BBC and Channel 4.

UK broadband TV company Video Networks has become the exclusive video-on-demand partner for England’s Premier League soccer league.

Britain's leading cable companies NTL and Telewest Communications Plc have held debt restructuring talks with international banking group JP Morgan Chase, according to the UK's Sunday Business newspaper.

London soccer club Arsenal has become the first club to charge visitors to its website to view highlights of its matches.