Quote of the Day

"The devil will be in the detail. Hopefully, the details won't be the devil."
-- Fremantle CEO Steve Rosich, on the Australian Football League's plan to level the financial playing field for clubs. (THE AGE, 6/3)
Wednesday June 4, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 249 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • A Bidding War

    TV ad spots in the U.K. during the FIFA World Cup could be priced as high as £400,000 ($670,000) "should the England team advance beyond the group stages to the knockout phase," according to Matthew Chapman of MARKETING MAGAZINE. A 30-second TV spot is expected to cost as much as £340,000 ($569,000) "during the half-time ad break of England's group games against Uruguay and Costa Rica," and would rise by approximately 20% during the knockout phases.

  • Clean Up

    Qatar situation a potential geopolitical quagmire for Blatter, Garcia.

  • Outside Investment

    Spanish football boss wants to get rid of third-party investors.

  • Put On Hold

    Tottenham "frustrated" by delay in approval for stadium plan.

  • Ready To Roll

    Brazil sports, tourism ministers say country is ready for Cup.

  • Family Plan

    Hyundai World Cup campaign targets "armchair football fans."

  • Target Audience

    Brands want World Cup ads to reach "Hispanic eyeballs."

  • Taking Control

    Spanish telecom Telefónica pays Prisa $1B for control of Canal+ Spain.

  • Final Countdown

    Bankia signs off on Singapore businessman Lim's takeover of Valencia.

  • Even The Field

    AFL equalization plan draws "mutinous response" from mid-level clubs.

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