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New Zealand Rugby Union, Sky TV Sign 'Conditional' Deal For Broadcast Rights

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 24 / 14

The New Zealand Rugby Union and Sky TV signed "a conditional five-year deal for broadcasting rights from 2016," according to Greg Stutchbury of REUTERS. A final agreement is expected to be signed off by the end of November. NZRU CEO Steve Tew said that no financial details were disclosed "due to the...

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Calls For Confed Cup Protesters To Calm

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06/18/13
Rebuilt Maracanã 'The Place To Be'

Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium "got back to doing what it has always done best" Saturday, according to columnist Ben Smith of the BBC, who covered the event. Smith commented coming into the first competitive game to be played at the new Maracanã, "some feared that something has been ...

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06/17/13
Confed Cup Opener Marred By Protesters

About 1,000 protesters complaining about the high cost of staging the World Cup "demonstrated in front of the National Stadium in Brasilia just hours before Brazil played Japan in the opening match of the Confederations Cup" on Saturday, according to Tales Azzoni of the AP. Riot and mounted pol ...

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06/17/13
Confed Cup Features Record Coverage

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Tags: Media, Brazil

06/13/13
Brazil: We Will Be Ready For World Cup

Brazil arrived at the one-year mark to the World Cup on Wednesday "admitting to mistakes in its preparations but vowing to get its act together in time," according to the AP. After facing difficulties getting its stadiums ready for the Confederations Cup, "Brazil is promising that things will be dif ...

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06/12/13
145,000 Confed Cup Tickets Available

Days from the start of the 2013 Confederations Cup, 145,000 of the 795,697 tickets that went on sale are still available for the tournament that begins Saturday in Brazil, according to LA AFICION. The game with the fewest tickets available is the match between Spain and Uruguay on June 16, with just ...

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06/12/13
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The growing influence of the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in world affairs was symbolized by the staging of the 2008 Beijing Olympics  and the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, "and will be further underlined by Brazil's forthcoming hosting of both events," a ...

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06/11/13
Rio Mayor Eyes Upcoming Events

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06/10/13
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06/07/13
Bank Ends Spanish Football Sponsorship

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