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Barcelona Partially Withdraws Liability Action Against Former President

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 22 / 17

Former Barcelona President Joan Laporta and five other former execs "rejected an earlier pact" from Barcelona and current President Josep Maria Bartomeu over "disagreements pertaining to the financial situation of the club," and will not face liability action, according to Ramiro Aldunate of MARCA.&...

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Stadium Operating Company Loses $532K

The stadium operating company of 2nd Bundesliga side Union Berlin reported that it lost €420,000 ($532,000) during the last fiscal year, according to Mathias Bunkus of the BERLINER KURIER. Together with a loss of €690,000 during the previous year, the club's stadium lost a total of more th ...

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Proximus TV Extends Champions League Rights

Belgian telecom Belgacom’s Proximus TV "has extended its rights to broadcast UEFA Champions League matches for a further three seasons," according to DIGITAL TV EUROPE. Proximus TV "already holds Champions League rights for two seasons until June 2015." The latest deal "will enable subscribers ...

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Marketplace Roundup

German drinks brand Capri-Sonne has signed partnership deals with four Bundesliga clubs for the '14-15 season. The brand will support the youth initiatives of Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, TSG Hoffenheim and Werder Bremen as an official partner ( Capri-Sonne ). ... Barcelona Economic VP Javier F ...

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Bayern Generates Revenue Of €528M

Bayern Munich has reportedly generated revenue of €528M during the '13-14 season, according to FOCUS. The number "represents an increase of 22% in comparison to the previous year." The main reason for the increase "has been drastically higher income from sponsorship and merchandise." The club a ...

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More Than 11M Watch Euro '16 Qualifier

German free-to-air TV channel RTL "recorded more than 11 million viewers for its broadcast of the Euro 2016 qualifier between Germany and Poland on Saturday," according to Daniel Sallhoff of QUOTENMETER. The second half of the matchup, with started at 9:48pm, "broke the 11-million-viewers mark." A t ...

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Luzenac Wants Compensation from LFP

Championnat National side Luzenac President Jérôme Ducros says the club plans to go before a Toulouse administrative tribunal “in a couple of weeks” to “contest the rulings from the French Football League (LFP) and the French Football Federation, and claim financial co ...

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PSG To Release New Comic Line

After launching "PSG Academy: The Official Comics," Paris St. Germain is releasing a “new volume of its heroes in a more futuristic style,” according to Frenzall of SPORTUNE. This album, designed by Philippe Briones in collaboration with Marvel Comics, will be released on Nov. 5. The pit ...

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UEFA Set To Discuss Club Debt Rules

New regulations to tackle the amount of debt carried by clubs such as ManU and Real Madrid could be discussed next week by UEFA "as part of a review of its financial fair play rules," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. Clubs including Man City and Ligue 1 side Paris St. Germain, fined ...

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Globalization Of Sports Ownership

Copying the English Premier League and relegating baseball teams to a second division would be “kind of cool” and the citizens of Miami should campaign for the Miami Marlins to be relegated, according to James Pallotta, the owner and president of Serie A side AS Roma. Pallotta was speaki ...

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Canal+ Loses Rights to Top 14

The Paris court of appeals confirmed on Thursday the suspension of the exclusive broadcasting rights of Top 14, the premier division of France’s rugby league, awarded to Canal+ for five years, according to LE MONDE. In July, the Competition Authority suspended the agreement between the TV stat ...

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