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European Champions Cup Expected To Have Commercial, Broadcast Deals Done By Sept.

04 / 17 / 14

The architects of the new European Champions Cup rugby tournament "expect to have all commercial and broadcasting deals nailed down by September at the latest," according to Chris Hewett of the London INDEPENDENT. Only then will those "mourning the passing of the Heineken Cup understand why the uphe...

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ServusTV's DEL Ratings Treding Upward

Austrian free-to-air TV channel ServusTV "can breathe a sigh of relief" as its ratings for the German Hockey League (DEL) trend upward, according to Manuel Weis of QUOTEN METER. The channel's "Servus Hockey Night" program, which showed Sunday's DEL game between Mannheim and Ingolstadt, "was watched ...

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12/17/12
Tour De France To Begin In Leeds

Leeds, England has "won the race" to host the opening stages of the Tour de France in 2014, according to the YORKSHIRE EVENING POST. After a "hard-fought bid by Welcome to Yorkshire," it has now been confirmed that Leeds will be "the official host city for the opening stages of the world’s big ...

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12/17/12
HSV Loses $8.7M In '11-12 Fiscal Year

Bundesliga club Hamburg SV "has released its financial numbers for the '11-12 fiscal year in which it lost €6.6M ($8.7M)," according to the NDR. During the '10-11 fiscal year, the club lost almost €5M. Club Chair Carl-Edgar Jarchow said, "This is obviously not the result we were wishing fo ...

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12/17/12
Race Of Champions A Ratings Flop

German private-TV channel Sat.1 "obtained disappointing ratings" with its broadcast of Saturday's Race of Champions, according to David Grzeschik of QUOTEN METER. Sat.1 attracted only 650,000 to its broadcast of the event. The number equaled a 4.6% market share. In the target demographic 14-49, the ...

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12/17/12
Verona To Build New Ice Rink

The Italian city of Verona "presented financial plans for the construction of a new ice rink on Friday," according to the EISHOCKEY MAGAZIN. The Accademia del Ghiaccio "will operate the new arena for the next 25 years and put €2.5M ($3.3M) in the project." The ice rink "is expected to open for ...

Tags: Facilities, Europe

12/14/12
AC Milan Partners With Chinese Team

AC Milan has struck up a commercial partnership with Chinese Super League champions Guangzhou Evergrande, according to ESPN. Representatives from Evergrande had been in discussions with AC Milan VP Adriano Galliani "in recent days." The negotiations "resulted in a deal being reached whereby both clu ...

Tags: International Football, Europe, China

12/14/12
Ecclestone: Too Many F1 Teams

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone said that the departure of Spanish team HRT from F1 still leaves the sport with "one team too many," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. The move leaves 11 teams and 22 cars on the starting grid. Ecclestone: "I'd rather have 10. I never wanted 12. It's just that 10 is easi ...

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12/14/12
Anti-Doping On UCI Consultation Agenda

Anti-doping "will be one of four discussion topics" for the Int'l Cycling Union's (UCI) stakeholder consultation to be launched next year, according to Alison Wildey of REUTERS. The consultation was announced following the Lance Armstrong doping scandal, and will "look at the future of cycling." The ...

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12/14/12
Mercedes Motorsports Dir Haug Resigns

Mercedes revealed that Motorsport Head NORBERT HAUG "will leave the company at the end of '12," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Mercedes said in a statement, "His contract will come to an end by mutual agreement with the Board of Management. Preparations for the forthcoming season continue a ...

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12/14/12
Euro 2012 Tops German TV Ratings

The Euro 2012 semifinal between Germany and Italy "was the most-watched TV program in Germany in '12," according to the DPA. A total of 27.99 million viewers tuned in to watch ARD's broadcast of Germany's 2-1 loss. Forty-two of the top 50 most-watched sport TV programs are football games. The most-w ...

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