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Discovery Announces Streaming Deal With Amazon Channels In Germany, Austria

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 17 / 17

Discovery Communications struck a streaming deal in Germany and Austria with Amazon that gives Amazon Prime members access to Eurosport's premium live HD sports content, including exclusive Bundesliga coverage on Friday nights across Germany. Eurosport launched on Amazon channels on Wednesday. Amazo...

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DEL Sets New Attendance Record

The German Hockey League (DEL) set its fifth consecutive attendance record during the '15-16 regular season. A total of 2,419,630 spectators attended the league's 364 regular-season games. The number translates into an average attendance of 6,647 ( DEL ). SPONSORs' Nils Lehnebach reported the figure ...

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Greek FA Condemns Violence

The Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) on Thursday "condemned crowd violence which caused the first leg of the Greek Cup semifinal between PAOK Salonika and Olympiakos Piraeus to be abandoned" after a pitch invasion, according to Graham Wood of REUTERS. The violence, which erupted after a penalty wa ...

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Bundesliga 'Sportschau' Draws 3.7M

German free-to-air TV channel ARD "drew more than 3.5 million viewers for its Bundesliga highlights program on Wednesday night," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. The broadcaster attracted 3.7 million viewers for its Bundesliga "Sportschau" starting shortly after 10:30pm. The highlights of We ...

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Global Reach Of WMM Key To Abbott Deal

The int’l scale of the World Marathon Majors was a key component in securing Abbott’s title sponsorship of the six-event series last year, said Chris Miller, divisional VP, global brand strategy and innovation at the global healthcare company. The conclusion of Series IX at the Tokyo Mar ...

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EPL Clubs Admit Meeting Over CL Changes

The Premier League’s so-called "big five" clubs have admitted meeting to debate changes to the Champions League, "amid febrile discussion across Europe about the future of the competition and proposals that could include guaranteed entry for the biggest teams," according to Owen Gibson of the ...

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MSE Signs Global Deal With MP & Silva

Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) has appointed MP & Silva as its exclusive worldwide marketing rights agent to secure sponsorship, naming rights and commercial development. This partnership, which will be announced on Wednesday and will include a variety of analytics support and conte ...

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Frankfurt Expects Record Profit

Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt "is calculating a profit in the millions for '15-16 despite the team's on-field struggles," according to Kathrin Hartmann of SPONSORs. The club's revenue "is expected to be at a record level." Eintracht Finance Dir Oliver Frankenbach: "We plan to end the season wi ...

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Ecclestone Wants To Return To Africa

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "has called for a return of the series to the African continent," according to BILD. This year's calendar includes a record 21 races, only 10 of those in Europe. If it is up to Ecclestone, F1's withdrawal from Europe will continue in the future. Ecclestone: "It looks like it ...

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Bayern To Invest $2.7M In Audi Dome

Bundesliga Basketball (BBL) club Bayern Munich will invest about €2.5M ($2.7M) "to modernize the Audi Dome," according to Nils Lehnebach of SPONSORs. The club only recently withdrew from a new arena project together with German Hockey League (DEL) side EHC Red Bull Munich. Bayern "intends to ...

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Infantino Begins Search For FIFA Exec

Newly elected FIFA President Gianni Infantino's first major decision in charge of the troubled world football organization will be to appoint a secretary general, effectively a CEO, "to run day-to-day operations," according to Simon Evans of REUTERS. Since FIFA was founded in 1904, it has had 1 ...

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