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New Zealand Rugby Union, Sky TV Sign 'Conditional' Deal For Broadcast Rights

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 24 / 14

The New Zealand Rugby Union and Sky TV signed "a conditional five-year deal for broadcasting rights from 2016," according to Greg Stutchbury of REUTERS. A final agreement is expected to be signed off by the end of November. NZRU CEO Steve Tew said that no financial details were disclosed "due to the...

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Philips, Bayern Munich Partner

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DFB Sets New Membership Record

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Dortmund Releases Video Against Racism

Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund "has released a video against neo-nazis and racism," according to the DPA. The club "uses the video to communicate the clear message that racism and offensive slurs are not tolerated and have no place in football." The spot, which ends with the slogan "Nazis un ...

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Ukraine: Russia Should Lose '18 World Cup

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Bayern Calls For Goal-Line Technology

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Cologne Renews Stadium Rights Deal

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More Than 75% Welcome F1 Return

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EPL Clubs Could Split FFP Fines

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