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Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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DirecTV Announces Eight-Year Renewal Of NFL Sunday Ticket

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 02 / 14

DirecTV formally announced its renewal of the NFL Sunday Ticket package for another eight years. DirecTV is paying an average of $1.5B per year for the package, with the rights fee increasing by 6% each year. The deal extends through the '22 season and synchs up with the NFL's other TV deals. CBS,...

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10/02/14
SportsBusiness Daily: DirecTV Renews NFL Sunday Ticket

DirecTV formally announced its renewal of the NFL Sunday Ticket package for another eight years. DirecTV is paying an average of $1.5B per year for the package, with the rights fee increasing by 6% each year. The deal extends through the '22 season and synchs up with the NFL's other TV deals. CBS, ...

10/01/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Source: Rolex Signs Dimitrov As Endorser

Rolex has signed Grigor Dimitrov to an endorsement contract, a source said. The deal is expected to be announced next week in China when the Rolex Shanghai Masters starts. Rolex, which could not immediately be reached for comment, plans to use Dimitrov in global advertising. The deal, the source ...

09/30/14
SportsBusiness Daily: FCC Ends Its Sports Blackout Rule

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Tags: Media, NFL

09/30/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Judge Orders Discovery In Hamburg-ATP Case

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, ATP

09/29/14
SportsBusiness Journal: League examines its tax-exempt status

The NFL is examining whether to drop its tax-exempt status for the league office, a standing that’s drawn the ire of a wide range of critics, from Congress to fans, who particularly over the past two weeks have called on the league to change its charitable structure. The matter was discusse ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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SportsBusiness Journal: More in-venue stats at WTA Finals

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

09/29/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Goodell’s initiatives in trouble?

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

09/29/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Experts discount conflict-of-interest charge

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

09/25/14
SportsBusiness Daily: NFLPA To Face Federal Judge In Collusion Case

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

09/22/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Few signs of stress for NFL biz

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