Quote of the Day

"This signals the end of peaceful co-existence in U.K. telecom and pay TV."
-- Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Claudia Aspesi, after BT Sport paid $1.4B to take Champions League rights away from rival Sky. (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 11/11)
Tuesday November 12, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 109 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Sweetening The Deal

    Bernie Ecclestone said he promised FIA a 1% stake in F1's parent company.

    F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that he has promised a 1% stake in Formula One's parent company to the sport's governing body, FIA, "in return for it signing a new commercial agreement" until the end of '20, according to Christian Sylt of the London GUARDIAN. The sport's 11 teams were already signed up to the end of '20, "so getting a commitment from the governing body paves the way for F1's long-awaited stock market flotation."

  • Sky Falling

    BT's claim on Champions League rights sends Sky shares tumbling.

  • Market Leader

    Manchester United named world's most influential football brand.

  • Second Service

    BBC extends broadcast deal with ATP through '15.

  • Aiming High

    Ligue 1 champ PSG aspires to be world's richest club by '16-17.

  • Twice The Funds

    Aussie soccer expects to "double" TV revenue in next deal.

  • Dutch Treat

    Utrecht confirmed as host for Tour de France Grand Depart in '15.

  • Sands Of Time

    FFA CEO Gallop marks end of first year that saw record crowds, revenue.

  • Silent Treatment

    Reporters warned that using social media may mean expulsion from Games.

  • State Support

    NSW government to pitch in on prize money to boost Randwick autumn carnival.

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