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Channel Ten Interested In Australian Football League Broadcast Rights

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 27 / 14

Channel Ten "has signalled its interest in bidding" for the next Australian Football League broadcast rights, "even if the AFL decides it wants a 10-year agreement," according to Jon Pierik of THE AGE. AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan "has floated the prospect of an extended deal," with the present five-yea...

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Austrian Club Signs Naming-Rights Deal

Austrian Bundesliga club FC Admira Wacker Mölding has signed a new stadium naming rights deal with the federal department for sport facilities, Bundessport- und Freizeitzentren (BSFZ). The club was looking for a new naming-rights partner after former title sponsor employment agency Trenkwalder, ...

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Metalist Appeals To CAS Over UEFA Ban

The Court of Arbitration for Sport said that Ukrainian Premier League club Metalist Kharkiv has appealed to CAS over its "one season ban from European competition," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. CAS announced Metalist had made "an urgent request for provisional measures &hellip ...

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ZDF Nets 'Convincing' IAAF Worlds Rating

German public broadcaster ZDF "recorded convincing ratings for its broadcast of the 2013 IAAF World Championships on Tuesday," according to Manuel Nunez Sanchez of QUOTENMETER. Starting at 5:05pm, ZDF showed the men's discus throw competition, which was won by German Robert Harting, and attracted an ...

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F1 Teams’ Struggles Sign Of Uncertainty

The financial struggles of a majority of F1 teams are a sign of the global "economic uncertainty" and the teams’ "potentially outdated" business models, according to Formula Money co-author Christian Sylt. During the first half of the 2013 F1 season, the racing series’ off-track headli ...

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Sauber Says Money Has Been Received

After reports that its deal with three Russian investors is falling through , the Sauber F1 Team said that "money has already been received," according to Stefan Meier of BLICK. Sauber also said that the contract with 17-year-old Russian driver Sergey Sirotkin "has been signed." The Swiss-based tea ...

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Adidas Gains On Nike In China

China market leader Nike "is expecting sales to fall in the next two quarters," but adidas is "bucking the trend," according to Anita Chang Beattie of AD AGE. Adidas "is gaining on Nike's top spot," reporting 6% revenue growth in greater China in the first quarter of '13, following 15% growth there ...

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European Tour Denies Takeover Report

Reports that the  U.S. PGA Tour plans to buy the European Tour "have been denied by the Wentworth-based body," according to Iain Carter of the BBC. It has been suggested that the American circuit "wants to take advantage of the Eurozone economic crisis with a bid to take control of the Eu ...

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Monaco's Spending Hurts Tax Battle

After two seasons of toiling in the second tier of French football, AS Monaco marked its return to the elite Ligue 1, according to Joshua Robinson of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The club is one of the few teams in French football history "to earn promotion to the top tier one season and immediately hav ...

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Leagues, FIFA, Qatar On Collision Course

Europe’s leading football leagues "have submitted an official protest" over proposals to hold the 2022 Qatar World Cup in the winter, but their objections "were ignored" by the home nations’ representative on the FIFA exec committee, according to Oliver Kay of the LONDON TIMES. The EPL, ...

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French Clubs Want To Redo TV Deal

France's leading rugby union clubs "are reportedly set to activate a cancellation clause in their agreement with broadcasters Canal+ in the hope of securing a more lucrative TV rights deal," according to ESPN. Canal+ "has been the Top 14's principle partner since 1995 and has been a key factor in th ...

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