Quote of the Day

"This shows it’s not all doom and gloom in Scottish football."
-- SPFL Commercial Dir Scott Steedman, on TV viewership for the Scottish Premier Football League doubling since last year. (Scotland DAILY RECORD, 7/27)
Monday July 28, 2014 Vol. 3 — No. 23 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Sky Makes $9B Move

    Sky has agreed to pay 21st Century Fox £5.3B ($9B) for its German and Italian satellite broadcasting interests, "in a bid to create a 'world-class multinational pay TV provider,'" according to Alex Spence of the LONDON TIMES. The deal would help "boost Fox's hopes of acquiring its rival Time Warner," but Sky will have to convince its "free-float shareholders that it is in their interests."

  • Thinking Small

    Indian sponsors turning to upstart leagues to promote brands.

  • Twice The Fun

    Viewership numbers for Scottish football nearly double since SPFL created.

  • The Off Switch

    Sky feels financial bite as U.K. pub owners turn away from live sports.

  • Time For Change

    Daimler chairman says Ecclestone needs to hand over control of F1 marketing.

  • Strange Bedfellows

    European rivals team up to keep '17 America's Cup on schedule.

  • Feeling The Heat

    U.K. deputy PM says FIFA should strip World Cup from Russia; FIFA says no.

  • A Helping Hand

    La Liga club Celta Vigo gets financial support from locals to redo stadium.

  • Muddy Waters

    Olympic sailors to carry out own tests of Rio bay's polluted waters.

  • Diversity Plan

    FA Chair Dyke says organization is too "male and white."

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