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  • Pakistan Cricket Board Signs TV-Rights Contracts With Ten Sports, Geo Super Channels

    Dubai-based TV channel Ten Sports and Pakistani sports channel Geo Super bagged the television rights for Pakistan's upcoming series against South Africa and Sri Lanka, in the UAE, respectively. The values of the deals have been kept confidential by the PCB, but the board said they are "higher" than the previous contract. Both the broadcasters will cover the production cost as well as that of the technology used for the DRS on their own.

    "The PCB will not be announcing the rights-fee amounts finalized for these tours," a PCB spokesman said. "The offers, however, are significantly higher than the values that PCB had received for these series under the previous media rights contract."

    Ten claimed a series of two Tests, five ODIs and two T20s, while Geo will be televising three Tests, five ODIs and two T20s along with the one-off T20 between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Pakistan's previous five-year deal with Ten concluded in July, with the PCB contemplating series-by-series deals while the caretaker board set-up, led by Najam Sethi, is in charge; the interim setup of the PCB affected the chances of securing a long-term deal, with Sethi's powers limited and reduced to a day-to-day basis. - See more at: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2013/09/07/news/sports/pcb-strikes-up-short-term-tv-rights-deals/#sthash.vwxvPBPG.dpuf
    Dubai-based TV channel Ten Sports and Pakistani sports channel Geo Super bagged the television rights for Pakistan's upcoming series against South Africa and Sri Lanka, in the UAE, respectively. The values of the deals have been kept confidential by the PCB, but the board said they are "higher" than the previous contract. Both the broadcasters will cover the production cost as well as that of the technology used for the DRS on their own.

    "The PCB will not be announcing the rights-fee amounts finalized for these tours," a PCB spokesman said. "The offers, however, are significantly higher than the values that PCB had received for these series under the previous media rights contract."

    Ten claimed a series of two Tests, five ODIs and two T20s, while Geo will be televising three Tests, five ODIs and two T20s along with the one-off T20 between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Pakistan's previous five-year deal with Ten concluded in July, with the PCB contemplating series-by-series deals while the caretaker board set-up, led by Najam Sethi, is in charge; the interim setup of the PCB affected the chances of securing a long-term deal, with Sethi's powers limited and reduced to a day-to-day basis. - See more at: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2013/09/07/news/sports/pcb-strikes-up-short-term-tv-rights-deals/#sthash.vwxvPBPG.dpuf
    Dubai-based TV channel Ten Sports and Pakistani sports channel Geo Super bagged the television rights for Pakistan's upcoming series against South Africa and Sri Lanka, in the UAE, respectively. The values of the deals have been kept confidential by the PCB, but the board said they are "higher" than the previous contract. Both the broadcasters will cover the production cost as well as that of the technology used for the DRS on their own.

    "The PCB will not be announcing the rights-fee amounts finalized for these tours," a PCB spokesman said. "The offers, however, are significantly higher than the values that PCB had received for these series under the previous media rights contract."

    Ten claimed a series of two Tests, five ODIs and two T20s, while Geo will be televising three Tests, five ODIs and two T20s along with the one-off T20 between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Pakistan's previous five-year deal with Ten concluded in July, with the PCB contemplating series-by-series deals while the caretaker board set-up, led by Najam Sethi, is in charge; the interim setup of the PCB affected the chances of securing a long-term deal, with Sethi's powers limited and reduced to a day-to-day basis. - See more at: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2013/09/07/news/sports/pcb-strikes-up-short-term-tv-rights-deals/#sthash.vwxvPBPG.dpuf
    Dubai-based TV channel Ten Sports and Pakistani sports channel Geo Super "bagged the TV rights for Pakistan's upcoming series against South Africa and Sri Lanka, in the UAE, respectively," according to PAKISTAN TODAY. The values of the deals "have been kept confidential" by the Pakistan Cricket Board, but the board said that "they are 'higher' than the previous contract." Both the broadcasters "will cover the production costs as well as that of the technology used for the DRS on their own." A PCB spokesperson said, "The PCB will not be announcing the rights-fee amounts finalized for these tours." Ten claims "a series of two Tests, five ODIs and two T20s, while Go will be televising three Tests, five ODIs and two T20s along with the one-off T20 between Pakistan and Afghanistan." Pakistan's previous five-year deal with Ten concluded in July, with the PCB contemplating "series-by-series deals while the caretaker board set-up, led by Najam Sethi, is in charge." The interim setup of the PCB "affected the chances of securing a long-term deal, with Sethi's powers limited and reduced to a day-to-day basis" (PAKISTAN TODAY, 9/7).

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  • ZDF Scores High Ratings With Broadcast Of Germany-Austria World Cup Qualifier

    German public broadcaster ZDF "attracted more than 10 million viewers to its broadcast of the World Cup qualifier between Germany and Austria on Friday," according to Jens Schröder of MEEDIA. The game, which Germany won 3-0, was watched by an average of 10.49 million viewers. The number translated into a market share of 38.5%. In the target demographic 14-49, ZDF attracted 3.59 million viewers and had a 36.9% share. The pre- and post-game coverage was watched by a combined 6.33 million viewers and reached a 27.5% share (MEEDIA, 9/7).

    WOMEN'S BUNESLIGA: QUOTENMETER's David Grzeschik reported pan-European broadcaster Eurosport "recorded great ratings for its broadcast of the women's Bundesliga game between VfL Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich." Eurosport, which recently secured the women's Bundesliga rights, attracted 150,000 viewers to its broadcast on Saturday. The game, which started at 1pm, obtained a 1.6% market share. In the target demographic, the 1-1 draw was watched by 50,000 viewers and had a 1.4% share (QUOTENMETER, 9/8).

    HANDBALL BUNDESLIGA: QUOTENMETER's Grzeschik also reported German free-to-air TV channel Sport1 "attracted 220,000 viewers to its broadcast of the Handball Bundesliga game between HSV Hamburg and THW Kiel" on Saturday at 3pm. The number translated into a 2.2% market share. In the target demographic, the game, which Kiel won 32-26, obtained a 1.9% share (QUOTENMETER, 9/8).

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