Quote of the Day

"Alarm bells never stop in the media. It’s business as usual."
-- Heart of Midlothian Dir Sergejus Fedotovas, reassuring supporters that Owner Vladimir Romanov's financial problems will not impact the SPL club. (SCOTSMAN, 2/17)
Monday February 18, 2013 Vol. 1 — No. 174 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Balance Of Trade

    ManU's online innovations and deals with mobile telecom, TV providers make it one of the most popular clubs in the world.

    Overseas TV rights are becoming "an increasingly important part of the growing wealth" of the Premier League, and in particular its top clubs, according to Jonathan Dyson of the London INDEPENDENT. Although negotiations over these rights for the next three-year cycle, starting in the '13-14 season, are "yet to be concluded," it is already clear that their value for '13-16 is "set to increase significantly" on the £1.4B earned for '10-13. Some estimates predict at least a 30% growth, which would make overseas rights worth more than £2B ($3.1B), and "raise the total value of the broadcasting deals, including domestic rights," to around £5.5B ($8.5B).

  • Hitting The Wall

    F1 TV audience down in 2012, led by 34% drop in China.

  • A Rights Raid

    BT in talks with ESPN to pick up football rights for new channels.

  • Southern Exposure

    Premiership Rugby looks to Super Rugby as Heineken Cup alternative.

  • Shoulder To Lean On

    Brasileiro club Corinthians in talks with three sponsorship candidates.

  • Cutting The Ties

    Puma cuts back on sponsorship deals as part of restructuring.

  • Staying On Circuit

    Mercedes says no truth to talk it's going to pull out of F1.

  • Calling London

    Rangers CEO reaches out to British PM over move to English league.

  • Facing The Ax

    FILA chief forced out in wake of IOC call to drop wrestling.

  • Upping The Ante

    FIFA beefs up prize money by 14% for Confederations Cup.

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