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Published June 26, 2012
GEOGRAPHICAL BORDERS: In N.Y., Eric Pfanner looked at the marketplace for sports rights in Europe and wrote "as with much else in Europe these days, there is a north-south divide in the economics of soccer." Among the big five soccer markets of Europe, leagues in the northern countries of England and Germany have "struck more lucrative deals" than their southern counterparts in France, Italy and Spain, "where the results have been more uneven." Overall, the resilience of the market has "surprised analysts," some of whom had expected flat or falling revenue from TV (N.Y. TIMES, 6/24).