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Japanese Satcom Provider Signs Five-Year Deal For Overseas Rights To J.League

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 17 / 15

SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. has bought the overseas broadcast rights to all J.League games in a five-year deal worth 350M yen ($2.9M) annually. The deal reportedly is five times what Japanese football was getting from its previous arrangement with World Sports Group, and covers TV and Internet rights for...

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DiCaprio, Venturi Join Formula E

Venturi Automobiles announced a joint venture with U.S. actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio to enter a team in the new FIA Formula E Championship. Based in Monaco, the new Venturi Grand Prix Formula E Team has been co-founded by DiCaprio and EV manufacturer Venturi Automobiles Founder ...

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Kaiserslautern Loses $2.6M In '12-13

Second Bundesliga club FC Kaiserslautern "released its financial results for the '12-13 season" in which it lost €1.9M ($2.6M), according to the SID. The club, which "narrowly missed promotion to the Bundesliga last season," said in a statement on Friday that due to its "high dependency on on-f ...

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Roma Holds Stadium Talks With Mayor

Serie A side AS Roma officials, including President James Pallotta, "met with the city’s mayor on Monday to discuss the club’s proposed new stadium," according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. The Giallorossi "are hoping to construct a new 50,000+ arena in the city and held talks with Mayor Ignazio M ...

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Formula E In Talks With BT Sport, Sky

Formula E, the world’s first electric single-seater motor racing series, "is in talks with BT Sport and BSkyB" about a U.K. TV rights deal, according to Christian Sylt of the London TELEGRAPH. Formula E "is due to launch in September next year." So far, Formula E "has signed two TV deals which ...

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Celtic Suspends Fans After Incident

Scottish Premiership side Celtic has "suspended 128 fans" from its matches and "relocated 250 season-ticket holders following damage caused to Motherwell's Fir Park on Friday," according to the BBC. Seats in the South Stand "were damaged while smoke bombs and flares were also thrown during Celtic's ...

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Austrian Football Bundesliga Loses Fans

Austria's top flight football league, the tipp3 Bundesliga, has revealed "decreasing attendance numbers for the sixth consecutive season," according to the KURIER. The Bundesliga's attendance numbers "have been declining" since the '07-08 season. During the current season, the league attracted an av ...

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Davis Cup Match Virtually Sold Out

The Davis Cup first-round matchup between Germany and Spain, which will take place in Frankfurt between Jan. 31-Feb. 2, "has been virtually sold out," according to the SID. The German Tennis Federation (DTB) announced on Thursday that "only a limited number of tickets are still available." The DTB s ...

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Winter Sports Tops ARD Ratings

German public broadcaster ARD "recorded very strong ratings for its winter sports broadcasts on Saturday," according to David Grzeschik of QUOTENMETER. The "day's highest-rated event was the biathlon World Cup," which attracted 3.19 million viewers starting at 2:30pm German time. The number translat ...

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RFU Chief Trying To Save Euro Cup

Rugby Football Union CEO Ian Ritchie is "making another push to salvage a six-country European Cup for next season," according to Paul Rees of the London GUARDIAN. He fears that "some unions will go into financial meltdown" if the English clubs find a permanent way of occupying the nine weekends tak ...

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German Cup Nets Top Rating On ARD

German public broadcaster ARD "recorded Wednesday's top ratings with its broadcast of the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) match between Bayern Munich and FC Augsburg," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. A total of 7.14 million viewers tuned in to watch the game starting at 8:30pm. The number equaled a ...

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