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Australian Comm Minister Turnbull Says 'No Practical Way' To Change Anti-Siphoning

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 26 / 15

A "legal quagmire is blocking a ­solution to the escalating fight over the broadcast rights" for the Australian Football League and National Rugby League, as expert advisers "warn Malcolm Turnbull against trying to legislate a compromise between rival media companies," according to David Crowe of TH...

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D.C. United, Inter Milan Partner

Just weeks after Major League Soccer D.C. United co-Owner Erick Thohir took over Serie A Inter Milan, the clubs have announced a collaborative agreement to form a strategic partnership. The partnership will include sharing of team, organizational and competitive best practices, subject to relevant r ...

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Ingolstadt Extends Media-Saturn Deal

German Hockey League (DEL) club ERC Ingolstadt "will extend its sponsorship deal with electronics retail group Media-Saturn," according to Gottfried Sterner of the DONAUKURIER. Media-Saturn Co-Founder and former Exec Chair Leopold Stiefel "confirmed the extension on Friday." He said, "I expect that ...

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Winter Sports, Handball Tops Eurosport

Pan-European sports network Eurosport "recorded high ratings for its broadcast of the Nordic skiing events in Kuusamo, Finland over the weekend," according to Uwe Mantel of DWDL. The ski jumping competition attracted 400,000 viewers on Saturday afternoon. The number translated into a market share of ...

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Schalke Boycotts Interviews With ZDF

Bundesliga club Schalke "has launched an interview boycott against German public broadcaster ZDF," according to Uwe Mantel of DWDL. Neither players nor coaches "were available for interviews after Saturday's Bundesliga game against Stuttgart." The reason for the club's boycott is that ZDF "will for ...

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DFL Criticizes Frankfurt's Sponsorship Deal

German Football League (DFL) President Reinhard Rauball "has criticized 2nd Bundesliga side FSV Frankfurt and called for a termination of its sponsorship deal with Saudia Airlines," according to SPIEGEL ONLINE. The reason is that the Saudi Arabia-based airline "is allegedly refusing to transport Isr ...

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Williams Named European Tour Chair

DAVID WILLIAMS has been appointed chairman of the board of directors of The PGA European Tour effective in January. Williams will be responsible for building on the legacy left by NEIL COLES , further developing the Tour and its business activities around the world. He is currently cha ...

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Mahindra Racing Joins Formula E

Mahindra Racing, the motorsports division of the Mumbai-based Mahindra Group, signed an agreement with series promoters Formula E Holdings to become the eighth team and another global company to join the new FIA Formula E Championship. Mahindra is no stranger to int'l motorsports, with Mahindra Raci ...

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FIFPro Calls For End To Kafala System

Qatar "has been told by the world players' union FIFPro to abolish the kafala system for footballers and respect international standards for their contracts," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. The 2022 World Cup host nation "also heard that it was essential to allow the establishment of a loca ...

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Austrian F1 Grand Prix Sold Out

The 2014 Austrian F1 Grand Prix "has been practically sold out after only three days," according to the KURIER. An organizing company Project Spielberg spokesperson said, "We are overwhelmed by the interest." A total of 80,000 tickets "were issued for the race on Sunday." The qualifying se ...

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Biathlon Receives High Ratings On ZDF

German public broadcaster ZDF "received high ratings for its winter sports broadcast on Thursday," according to Sidney Schering of QUOTENMETER. A total of 1.66 million viewers tuned in to watch the women's 15km biathlon race, which started at 1:15pm German time. The number translated into a market s ...

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