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Legia Warsaw Considering Public Offering On Warsaw Stock Exchange

04 / 23 / 14

Polish first division football club Legia Warsaw "could launch an initial public offering" on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in the few next years, according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Legia Warsaw majority shareholder Dariusz Mioduski said that the IPO "is one of the considered opti...

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12/03/12
Sky Set A New Season Ratings Record

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German pay-TV channel Sky "once again obtained strong ratings for its Bundesliga broadcast," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTEN METER. An average of 1.12 million viewers tuned in to Sky's simulcast of Wednesday's games. The number equaled a market share of 3.6%. In the target demographic 14-49, Sky ...

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German Football Disagrees With Platini

The majority of Germany's top football clubs "disagree with UEFA President Michel Platini's plans to reform Europe's top two club competitions," according to the DPA. Platini "proposed to scrap the Europa League in '15 and at the same time increase the number of participating clubs in the Champions ...

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Swiss Sports Sponsorships Increasing

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