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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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Brexit Could Mean Less Money For EPL

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UEFA Increases CL Final Ticket Prices

UEFA is increasing the price of tickets for the 2016 Champions League final by up to 14%, according to the AP. The first 6,000 tickets for the match at Milan’s San Siro on May 28 went on sale by lottery on Tuesday. A further 40,000 seats in the 71,500-capacity stadium "will later be split ...

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Dolphins' Ajayi Prepares For Future

Rookie running back Jay Ajayi is trading cleats and shoulder pads for suits and ties over the next 10 days as he becomes the first current NFL player to participate in an externship at the league’s U.K. office. The Miami Dolphins’ fifth-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft will get a be ...

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NLA Set New Attendance Record

The recently completed NLA regular season "attracted a record attendance of more than 2.1 million spectators," according to the NEUE ZÜRCHER ZEITUNG. Switzerland's top flight hockey league for the first time recorded an average attendance of more than 7,000 fans per game. The NLA drew more than ...

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Bundesliga Draws Close To 1.5M Viewers

German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland "drew close to 1.5 million viewers for its Bundesliga broadcasts over the weekend," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. Sky's game broadcast on Saturday recorded 1.42 million viewers. The number translated into a market share of 14% in the target demographic 1 ...

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Puma To Invest In Handball

Puma "will increase its investment in handball," according to Henning Eberhardt of SPONSORs. The German company is trying to establish a second pillar in team sports. Puma DACH GM Matthias Bäumer said, "In addition to football, Puma will, in the area of team sports, put an increased focus on ha ...

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Bayern Withdraws From Arena Project

Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) club Bayern Munich "has withdrawn its support for a proposed new multipurpose arena," according to Gabriel Wagner of SPONSORs. The plans for co-occupancy by Bayern Munich and German Hockey League (DEL) club EHC Red Bull Munich are therefore "off the table." Bayern Munich ...

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Hangin' With ... Darius Kasparaitis

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Overview: FIFA Presidential Candidate

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Dresden Finds New Naming-Rights Partner

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