Quote of the Day

"I don’t believe that media-rights costs for top sporting events will stagnate, certainly not on a worldwide basis."
-- FIFA TV Division Dir Niclas Ericson, on whether recent high-priced deals are an indication that broadcasters are near the ceiling for what they'll offer on media rights. (SBD GLOBAL, 10/15)
Tuesday October 15, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 89 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • CVC Enlists Chernin For Bid

    F1 Owner CVC Capitial has enlisted "one of the world's most prominent media executives to strengthen its bid for control of IMG," according to Mark Kleinman of Sky News. CVC Capital, which owns roughly one-third of F1's parent company, has "joined forces with an investment group headed by" former News Corporation President/COO Peter Chernin to mount a $2B offer. Chernin "is understood to have agreed to join CVC's bid in recent days," a partnership that includes a consortium that also includes Mumtalakat, a Bahrain-based fund.

  • Fox Trot

    21st Century Fox reaches deal to broadcast Bundesliga football in 80 global markets.

  • Another Round

    Cricket Australia opts not to run "Alcohol and Sport Don't Mix" ad.

  • Powering Up

    Formula E CEO Agag says four more teams are close to signing on.

  • Sky's The Limit

    FIFA TV Dir Ericson says still room for football TV rights prices to go up.

  • Pole Dance

    FA defends doubling Poland's away ticket allocation for Wembley qualifier.

  • Under The Microscope

    WADA launches "extraordinary" audit of Jamaica's pre-Olympics testing.

  • Cutting Costs

    Russians cutting nearly $400M each from construction budgets of World Cup stadiums.

  • Change Of Heart

    Ford reverses position, says it will continue on V8 Supercars circuit.

  • House In Order

    Barcelona's Rossell says club on right path with record revenue expected.

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