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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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French Senate Votes Out 'Super Tax'

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11/28/13
PSG Reaches Deal To Stay At Stadium

The city of Paris and Ligue 1 club Paris St. Germain released a combined statement on Tuesday saying that they "have reached an agreement allowing the club to permanently remain at the Parc des Princes," according to LE PARISIEN. The new agreement will allow PSG to stay at the stadium for another 30 ...

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11/28/13
Sky Narrowly Misses New Ratings Record

German pay-TV network Sky Deutschland "narrowly missed a new ratings record for its broadcast of Tuesday's Champions League games," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. An average of 1.17 million viewers tuned in starting at 8:45pm to watch the games. The number translated into a market share of ...

Tags: Media, Europe

11/28/13
GOL TV Shows Swiss Super League

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Tags: Media, Europe

11/28/13
Hoffenheim Reports $5.7M Loss For '12-13

Bundesliga club TSG Hoffenheim has released its financial numbers for the '12-13 fiscal year in which it lost €4.2M ($5.7M), according to the SWR. Hoffenheim CFO Frank Briel said, "The effects of the previous season will negatively affect the operating result of the current '13-14 fiscal year." ...

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11/28/13
FFT, French Télévisions Close To Deal

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ManU Plane Aborts Landing

ManU was "involved in a mid-air drama in Germany on Tuesday night with the chartered plane carrying the team forced to abort its landing just 400 metres above the runway at Cologne's Konrad Adenauer Airport," according to Mark Ogden of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. With the Monarch Airlines A321, fligh ...

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