Quote of the Day

"The only reason people buy tickets, T-shirts and TV subscriptions is because of what the guys are doing on the pitch."
-- Deloitte partner Dan Jones, telling football clubs that spending more on players is sound business. (BLOOMBERG, 1/8)
Friday January 10, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 146 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • New Kids On TV Block

    Some 173 million viewers watched last year's Champions League final.

    New European sports broadcasters "are causing trouble for rivals" that have long had a lock on televising football matches, according to Thomson, Schweizer & Mawad of BLOOMBERG. Pay-TV services from Sky to Canal+ "risk being priced out of the sport they have ruled for more than a decade," with entrants such as BT and Al Jazeera’s beIN Sport "bidding up rights contracts to as much as double their previous level." At stake is "one of the globe’s biggest live TV audiences."

  • Pay Back

    Bayern Munich to subsidize Arsenal game tickets as thank you to fans.

  • Full Exposure

    Infiniti Red Bull Racing generates more than $1B in TV exposure, report claims.

  • Fast Times

    New F1 documentary takes close look at circuit's 'dangerous' era.

  • Land Lines

    EC looking at charges that Celtic, Glasgow violated land deal rules.

  • Joining The Fray

    IRB steps in to quell rugby's European rebellion.

  • Pay For Play

    ManU players face 25% pay cut if club doesn't make Champions League.

  • Strike It Rich

    Chelsea's Samuel Eto'o is wealthiest foreign-born Premier League player.

  • Down And Out

    Spartak Nalchik financial collapse deepens crisis in Russia's North Caucasus.

  • No Respect

    UEFA's Platini says Blatter, Valcke "disrespecting" FIFA over Qatar move.

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