Featured Story

Barcelona Partially Withdraws Liability Action Against Former President

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 22 / 17

Former Barcelona President Joan Laporta and five other former execs "rejected an earlier pact" from Barcelona and current President Josep Maria Bartomeu over "disagreements pertaining to the financial situation of the club," and will not face liability action, according to Ramiro Aldunate of MARCA.&...

Read More

Tags: Europe, Franchises

More Stories

IAAF Dismisses Doping Claims

The IAAF said that "allegations of widespread doping in elite athletics are 'unscientific' and based on 'pure guesswork,'" according to Malcolm Moore of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The IAAF "issued a nine-page rebuttal of claims by the German broadcaster ARD and the British Sunday Times newspaper that 146 ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

EWS Stays On As Naming-Rights Partner

EWS Tool Technologies "will stay on as the naming-rights partner of the EWS Arena," which is the home of Handball Bundesliga (HBL) club Frisch Auf! Göpping, according to Kathrin Hartmann of SPONSORs. The company "has been the arena's naming-rights sponsors since '08." EWS renewed the deal, whic ...

Tags: Facilities, Europe

La Liga Ties Up TV Deals Across Asia

La Liga agreed to "major" TV deals in Asia, according to SOCCEREX. BeIN Media Group "secured the broadcast rights to the league in 18 markets across south-east Asia for the next three years" and will now pitch coverage to networks throughout the region. BeIN Sports "currently distributes the interna ...

Tags: Media, Europe, Asia

Dutch Launch Stepping-Stone League

The Dutch FA (KNVB) "is implementing a structural reform of its domestic club football," according to Samindra Kunti of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. From the '16-17 season onward, professional and amateur football in the Netherlands "will be integrated through a mandatory system of promotion and relegatio ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

French Hoops League Signs $55M TV Deal

The French Basketball League (LNB) announced a five-year, €50M ($54.5M) TV deal with SFR-Numéricable, which will carry games on its Ma Chaîne Sport channel, and L'Equipe21, according to José Ignacio Huguet of MUNDO DEPORTIVO. This agreement is "significantly better than the ...

Tags: Media, Europe

Betting Partners To Invest Over $23M

Sports betting providers will reportedly invest more than €21M ($23M) in Bundesliga sponsorships during the '15-16 season, according to Peter Bock of SPONSORs. Bet-at-home "leads the list of Bundesliga betting partners." The company is expected to pay €6M ($6.6M) annually for its shirt spo ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe

Lagardère Reports Revenue Increase

The sports division of French company Lagardère reported positive financial numbers, according to Nils Lehnebach of SPONSORs. The company was able to increase its revenue by almost 50%. During the first half of '15, the company generated revenue of €259M ($285M), which is a 48.5% increas ...

Tags: Finance, Europe

Seifert Sees Huge Growth Opportunities

German Football League (DFL) CEO Christian Seifert "anticipates huge growth opportunities for the Bundesliga through digitalization," according to Holger Rehm of SPONSORs. Seifert: "We aren't capitalizing on our digital reach. In England it's different, there the majority of main sponsors are intern ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

Rome Determined To Host 2024 Games

Rome "is in meltdown," according to Moore & Politi of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Yet 67-year-old former Fiat and Ferrari Chair Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, who is leading Rome’s bid for the 2024 summer Games, believes that "this is the perfect time for the Eternal City to host the Olympics." He ...

Tags: Olympics, Europe

CSKA Sofia Signs Kit Deal With Lotto

It "may have been dropped to the amateur leagues and non-professional status," but Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia "is still pulling in commercial interest and has signed a contract with Italian sportswear company Lotto," according to Alexander Krassimirov of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The apparel brand "will ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug