Featured Story

Major League Soccer Expands Footprint Through International TV Deals

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 31 / 15

After signing four-year multimedia deals with Sky Sports and Eurosport in recent weeks, Major League Soccer "is eyeing additional deals around the globe, including in Latin and South America, Africa, and Asia," according to Ian Thomas of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. MLS Business Ventures President/Managi...

Read More

Tags: Media, North America

More Stories

UEFA Unlikely To Support Overseas EPL

Related story: EPL To Explore Overseas Expansion UEFA's General Secretary Gianni Infantino said that any ideas England's Premier League might have of playing matches overseas "would be unlikely to get any backing from UEFA," according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. UEFA "failed to s ...

Tags: Europe, Leagues and Governing Bodies

Nantes' Kita Avoids Shareholding Issue

Ligue 1 side FC Nantes President Waldemar Kita "adverted questions on the possibility of public shareholding," according to SO FOOT. It is an idea that is being promoted by the "À la Nantaise" association. Kita focused on bashing the association, even calling its president, Florian Le Teuff, ...

Tags: Europe, International Football

Infantino Defends 'Week Of Football'

UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino said that the "much-criticised" 24-team format for Euro 2016 and its new "Week of Football" qualifying competition has added a "new dynamic" to the int'l football calendar, according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. Infantino defended both innovations saying that T ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

Football Notes

Sepp Blatter "wants to 'rethink' the system of goals scored away from home." The FIFA president believes that the system of goal scored away (for separating teams tied home and away) "is outdated." In fact, "it favors the team that plays away in the second match." Blatter: "It is time to rethink the ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

Big Money To Compromise English Team

The big money circling around the English Premier League could be compromising the youth development of the English national team, according to German Football League (DFL) CEO Christian Seifert, who also said that top German league sides like Bayern Munich are playing too much football. Seifert, wh ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom, Europe

LFP Debuts Ad Medium 'Sockatyes'

The Spanish Football League (LFP) presented the "Sockatyes" agreement in which more than 20 La Liga and Spanish second division clubs will display the Asian sponsor on their players’ socks. The first club to use them will be Atlético Madrid, in its match against Espanyol on Oct. 19 at t ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe

Euroleague Announces Three TV Deals

Euroleague Basketball announced that three TV markets without Euroleague teams will offer the competition during the '14-15 season due to new broadcasting rights agreements. The contracts will bring Euroleague action to the U.K., the Czech Republic and Slovakia from the start of the season until the ...

Tags: Media, Europe

UEFA Looking To Stage U.S. Tournaments

UEFA is looking at "staging mini-tournaments involving the continent's leading clubs" outside Europe during preseason, with the U.S. the most likely location, according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. UEFA has been considering ways of "increasing global interest in sponsorship and media ri ...

Tags: Finance, Europe, North America

Ligue 1 Stadium Replays Disappearing

Ligue 1 replays are progressively disappearing from stadium big screens - particularly the contentious plays, according to L’EQUIPE. Is the pressure the referees are under too strong? Yes, according to a referee that let this slip: “There have been a few issues with replays of controvers ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

Flood Damages Montpellier's Stadium

Ligue 1 side Montpellier has been handed a "clean-up job of gigantic proportions after their Stade de la Mosson was ravaged by a flash flood," according to EUROSPORT. The club was left in a "state of shock after the natural disaster tore through their 32,000-seater stadium," leaving the pitch, stand ...

Tags: Facilities, Europe

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug