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Sky Deutschland Records Convincing Ratings For Champions League Broadcasts

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 02 / 14

German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland "recorded top ratings for its broadcast of the Champions League matchup between Bayern Munich and CSKA Moscow," according to Fabian Riedner of QUOTENMETER. The game, which kicked off at 6pm, attracted 300,000 viewers and obtained a market share of 4.7% in the t...

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02/20/14
FIFA To Change Brazil Fan Park Proposals

FIFA "is rejigging plans" for this year’s $5B World Cup in Brazil in case there is a repeat of the civil unrest that surrounded last year’s Confederations Cup, according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said that measures include switching the location o ...

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02/19/14
FIFA Expects Police To Control Protests

FIFA expects World Cup host Brazil to "deploy police if necessary to contain violent demonstrators and guarantee access to stadiums," as the "specter of street protests disrupting" the event looms, according to Anthony Boadle of REUTERS. FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke, who is "touring some Wor ...

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02/19/14
FIFA Confirms Curitiba As World Cup Host

Curitiba, Brazil "narrowly avoided being struck from the list of World Cup venues Tuesday" after FIFA officials came away from a "last-minute visit to the city's stadium convinced that the facility will be ready in time," according to Paul Kiernan of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. FIFA Secretary General J ...

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02/19/14
Rio Faces Doping Lab Challenges

Swiss anti-doping lab chief Martial Saugy said Brazilian authorities face a "big challenge" to build a credible doping lab in time for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to Anna McIntosh of REUTERS. Saugy's lab is responsible for testing samples during this year's FIFA World Cup in Brazi ...

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02/19/14
Williams Partners With Petrobras

Williams signed a new multi-year partnership agreement with Brazilian multi-national energy company Petrobras. This new agreement will see the Williams and Petrobras technical collaboration continue as the two parties work together to develop a new specialist motorsport fuel for use by the team, sta ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom, Brazil

02/18/14
Inspector To Probe Fire At Cup Stadium

An independent inspector "will look into possible structural damage" caused by an October fire at a World Cup stadium in western Brazil, following a report that the blaze "was far worse than government officials have previously said," according to Brian Winter of REUTERS. The inspector, whose visit ...

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02/18/14
World Cup City Scraps Fan Fest

The Brazilian northeastern coastal city of Recife said that it "will no longer pay for FIFA’s Fan Fest," an outdoor screening venue for fans without tickets, at this year’s event, according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. The fan zones "were popular" during the 2006 World Cup in Germany and ...

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02/14/14
Brazilian Court Rejects Santos Injunction

A Brazilian court has rejected an injunction brought by Neymar’s former club Santos requesting access to "all the documents relating to the player’s controversial transfer to Barcelona last summer," according to Dermot Corrigan of ESPN. Santos announced that the club had "taken legal a ...

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Curitiba Arena Will Be Ready For World Cup

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