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TalkTalk Pledges To Pass On Price Cuts To Customers In BT's Broadband

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 19 / 14

TalkTalk "has pledged to cut the price of fibre broadband for customers should regulatory proposals over access to BT’s network force the former telecoms incumbent to lower the wholesale cost," according to Daniel Thomas of the FINANCIAL TIMES. TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding said that "prices for f...

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ZDF's Women's Euro Draws 6 Million

German public broadcaster ZDF "attracted close to 6 million viewers to its broadcast of the UEFA Women's Euro 2013 matchup between Germany and Iceland on Sunday," according to Daniel Sallhoff of QUOTENMETER. A total of 5.93 million viewers tuned in to watch Germany's 3-0 victory. The number equ ...

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Turkey's U20 World Cup Fails To Draw

The record-low attendance at the FIFA U20 World Cup "could damage Turkey's chances of hosting major tournaments, including the 2020 Olympics and the 2024 European Championship," according to the AP. Ahead of Saturday's final and third place playoff encounter, "the turnout had averaged only 5,23 ...

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Top IndyCar Team To Join Formula E

Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag said the racing series will impose a $3.3M budget cap on teams, according to Christian Sylt of AUTOWEEK. One of the top IndyCar teams "will be unveiled as a Formula E entrant by the end of the summer along with several based in the U.K." Agag: "We have a €2.5M ($3.3 ...

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Sauber F1 Team Facing Financial Collapse

The Sauber F1 team "is facing financial collapse with a reported debt of around €90M ($118M)," according to Helmut Uhl of BILD. The Switzerland-based team "is one of several F1 teams with severe financial problems." Team Founder & Co-Owner Peter Sauber said, "Actually, we are out of air. We ...

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DHB Resolves Dispute, Submits Bid

The German Handball Federation (DHB) "has resolved its internal dispute and cleared the way for a bid to host the 2019 IHF World Men's World Championship," according to RP ONLINE. After several days of controversy, the current DHB board "agreed to the plans of its successors in order to spare the ...

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Women's Euro Gets Top Ratings On ZDF

German public broadcaster ZDF "recorded top ratings for its broadcast of the UEFA Women's Euro 2013 game between Germany and the Netherlands on Thursday," according to Sidney Schering of QUOTENMETER. A total of 6.01 million viewers tuned in to watch the German team's opening game. The game, which st ...

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Formula E Hopes To Draw Big F1 Teams

Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag "is hoping that big-name F1 teams will soon join the newly founded racing series," according to the SID. Agag: "I'm certain that teams such as Ferrari or Red Bull will someday also field Formula E teams. We are already in talks with McLaren." However, fans can look forwa ...

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Spain Gripped By Sport 'Crisis'

Recession-hobbled Spain is "increasingly having to face up to a new reality marked by stinging budget cuts that threaten the country's status as a hive of sporting excellence," according to Rogers & Mora of REUTERS. Elite competitors from athletics and swimming to rowing and gymnastics are "bein ...

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1860 Munich Close To Sign Deal With VW

Second Bundesliga club 1860 Munich "has reportedly signed a new title sponsorship deal with car manufacturer VW," according to Filippo Cataldo of the ABENDZEITUNG. 1860 Managing Dir Robert Schäfer "has reached a decisive breakthrough during his visit to Wolfsburg," where VW's headquarters are l ...

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Canal+ Files BeIN Sport Complaint

French pay-TV channel Canal+ "has decided to file a complaint for unfair competition against beIN Sport with the Commercial Court of Nanterre," according to Michael Balcaen of SPORTS. Canal+ "has accused beIN Sport of opperating at a loss" and depending on the deep pockets of its owner, the state of ...

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