Quote of the Day

"Nobody is entitled. Everything is earned."
-- Former Aussie tennis player and current coach Darren Cahill, arguing against increasing prize money for players who lose in the first round. (THE AUSTRALIAN, 10/5)
Friday October 5, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 83 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Paralympics Coverage A Miss

    New research into who actually tuned in to the London Paralympics finds the Games "achieved no discernible lift" in Channel 4's core 16- to 34-year-old demographic, according to Arif Durrani of MEDIA WEEK. The findings are from media insights specialist Ebiquity, whose latest study "quantifies the TV coverage for the first time through the cold lens of share of viewing and commercial impacts." Channel 4 CEO David Abraham’s team "got off to a flier," with the Opening Ceremony achieving a 40% share of viewing and a peak of 11.2 million viewers. Yet, the Paralympics "did not increase the amount of time people spent watching TV in the same way the Olympics had, when adults had found 20% more viewing time per day."

  • Danish Double

    Danish broadcasters DR, TV2 nab rights to '14, '16 Games.

  • Calling It Quits

    Seven-time F1 champ Michael Schumacher announces retirement.

  • Close Shave

    Gillette agrees to sponsor Tunisian national football team.

  • Ratings Driver

    Sky Deutschland scores record ratings for Champions League coverage.

  • The Other Football

    RSE Ventures hires pair to lead expansion into international football.

  • The Fix Is In

    Football players charged with race fixing, bribing jockey.

  • Losing Lions

    AFL's Brisbane club to post $2M loss for 2012.

  • Sevens Up

    IRB Women's Sevens World Series will kick off in Dubai.

  • Opposing View

    Cahill says first-round losers should have prize money cut.

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