Quote of the Day

"My role is not to support the Russian viewpoint, but to explain it -- not to advocate it."
-- Broadcaster Vladimir Pozner, who will join Bob Costas on NBC's late news show from the Sochi Winter Olympics. (THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 12/11)
Thursday December 12, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 130 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Billionaire Boys Club

    Mexican billionaires Carlos Slim and Emilio Azcarraga, who typically go head-to-head for phone customers and TV viewers, are "taking their rivalry to the soccer field this week in their country’s championship game," according to Patricia Laya of BLOOMBERG. Slim, the owner of the nation’s biggest wireless carrier, is an investor in Club Leon, which is a finalist in Mexico’s national league. The team is squaring off against reigning champ Club America, controlled by TV magnate Azcarraga.

  • Public Domain

    German public broadcasters ARD, ZDF will air all World Cup matches.

  • Human Nature

    Former Olympian Johnson says athletics will "never" be drug free.

  • Channel Changer

    Polish football league studies launch of own TV channel.

  • Belly Up

    Sky Deutschland starts collecting viewing numbers in sports bars.

  • High-Priced Talent

    ManU's Wayne Rooney is Premier League's richest player.

  • Mired In Debt

    La Liga club Valencia to be sold to pay off $415M debt.

  • Irish Ayes

    Consortium is set to take over London Irish rugby club.

  • Whatever

    Qatari official says country will be ready for Cup in winter or summer.

  • Local Knowledge

    Cold War veteran Pozner joins NBC's Sochi team.

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