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Discovery Adds Two More Olympics Sublicense Deals In Slovakia, Slovenia

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 31 / 16

Discovery Communications on Tuesday agreed to two more sublicense deals for its Olympics broadcast rights, this time in Slovakia and Slovenia. Radio and Television of Slovakia (RTVS) and Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV) reached long-term partnerships with the U.S. media company to show the two upcomi...

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Baku Games To Put Azerbaijan On Map

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Belgian Pro League Ponders TV Channel

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Miami Approves Hosting Formula E Until ‘19

Formula E’s return to South Florida is in the hands of series promoters after Miami's city commission approved a five-year extension. Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado told SBD Global that the future of the Miami ePrix, scheduled to make its debut on Saturday , depends on Formula E and event ...

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Iniesta, Ibaka Team Up With Telefónica

Barcelona football player Andrés Iniesta and NBA Oklahoma City Thunder player Serge Ibaka "are teaming up with telecoms group Telefónica to back a Spanish wearable technology company whose device gives sports fans the player’s point of view," according to Daniel Thomas of the FIN ...

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Fininvest Denies AC Milan Shares Sale

AC Milan Owner Silvio Berlusconi's Fininvest conglomerate "has once again issued a denial" that he has sold his majority share in the club, although it has admitted that "the sale of a minority share is being assessed," according to Ben Gladwell of ESPN. It had been reported in recent days that Tha ...

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Formula E Expects Fewer Manufacturers

Formula E organizers believe the final number of manufacturers participating in the second season of the series will be less than the eight it announced in February. The all-electric racing series, which will make its U.S. debut in Miami on Saturday, will lift its restrictions and allow manufactures ...

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Frankfurt Exec Proposes New Competition

Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt Chair Heribert Bruchhagen has proposed to play a "competition like a League Cup" during a possible winter World Cup in '22, according to the SID. Bruchhagen: "We have to keep the players moving. We can't say in October, 'Go home and come back in January.'" Such a ...

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Hamburg Ahead Of Berlin In Local Support

The German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) said that Hamburg "has edged ahead of capital Berlin in their head-to-head race for the German candidacy for the 2024 Olympics, recording stronger local support in a poll," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. Hamburg has 64% of local residents in ...

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Agent Patricio Apey Talks Sabatini Perfume

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Cantor Fitzgerald Establishes Sports Group

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