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German pay-TV channel Sky "received top ratings for its broadcast of the Champions League game between Bayern Munich and Arsenal" on Tuesday night, according to Manuel Weis of QUOTEN METER. The game, which started at 8:45pm German time, attracted 1.17 million viewers. The number equaled a 3.9% market share. In the target age demographic 14-49, Bayern's 3-1 victory was watched by 600,000 viewers and recorded a 5.2% market share. Ahead of the game, Sky Sport News HD's "Inside Report," which aired at 7pm, showed an exclusive interview with German international and Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski and reported on the financial trouble of the Nürburgring racetrack. An average of 20,000 viewers tuned in to the show, and because of the quantity of viewers in the target demographic, the channel received a 0.3% share in that category (QUOTEN METER, 2/20).
Media rights agency Infront Sports & Media has secured broad int'l media coverage for the upcoming 2013 UCI Track Cycling World Championships -- being held in Minsk, Belarus through Sunday. In Europe, the event will be also broadcast in Belgium (VRT), Belarus (BTV), Great Britain (BBC) and the Netherlands (NOS). A pan-Asian agreement with Eurosport Asia ensures coverage in Asia, whilst the Japanese channel NHK also takes up the signal. In Brazil, Globosat covers the distribution of the event. In North America, Universal, Rogers Sportsnet and RDS broadcast across the U.S. and Canada, respectively. In Australia, SBS has acquired the media rights (Infront).
The Premier League announced Multi Media Sports has been awarded the exclusive audio visual broadcast rights for all 380 EPL matches per season from '13-14 through '15-16 in Spain and Romania. The rights to the two territories were acquired in separate auction processes (Premier League). ... The Australian Super Rugby derby between the Queensland Reds and NSW Waratahs in Brisbane on Saturday will for the first time in the competition's 18-year history see a match official wear a mini-camera "which will transmit images through broadcaster Fox Sports." Rugby will become the first football code to use the innovation as part of live TV coverage (FAIRFAX, 2/21). ... Local Cambodian TV channel MyTV is set to screen a brand new format boxing show entitled Kun Khmer Warriors Championship starting May 5. The program will feature 24 fighters who have been "trained in Kun Khmer kickboxing, wrestling and the ancient martial art of Bokator," with fights held every Sunday in weight classes including 57kg, 60kg and 65kg (PHNOM PENH POST, 2/20).