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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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Adidas Angry About Ambush Marketing

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Champions League Draws Close To 6M

German public broadcaster ZDF "drew close to 6 million viewers for its UEFA Champions League broadcast on Wednesday," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. The first leg of the round of 16 matchup between Wolfsburg and Gent attracted 5.73 million viewers on ZDF. The number translated into a marke ...

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FIFA Reform Could Be Human Rights Landmark

The Harvard professor overseeing a review of FIFA’s human rights policies has claimed that if the embattled governing body is serious about reform it could be a landmark moment for "advancing human dignity around the world," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. John Ruggie, who dev ...

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IAAF Partner Mondo Backs Coe

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Arena Garners Interest From Two Parties

There are "two candidates for the construction of a new multipurpose arena in Frankfurt following the conclusion of the bid deadline on Feb. 8," according to Kathrin Hartmann of SPONSORs. The city "launched a tender for the construction and operation of a new arena between Frankfurt and Offenbach sh ...

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ManU Fans Protest Midtjylland Tickets

Danish Superliga side FC Midtjylland has been accused of "exploiting" ManU fans by charging them £71 ($101) each for a ticket to Thursday's Europa League match in Denmark, according to the London TELEGRAPH. Around 800 ManU fans "have had to pay the premium rate for the first leg of the se ...

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Hamburg Failed Bid Cost $14M

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Cartel Office Looks Into Ticket Allocation

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Euro 2016 To Give Boost To Pubs

Carlsberg said that Euro 2016, which will be held in France from June 10 to July 10, represents a “huge opportunity” for U.K. pubs, according to Darren Smith of THE DRINKS BUSINESS. As well as generating in excess of £60M ($85.7M) in additional revenue -- according to a CGA-managed ...

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Frankfurt's Commerzbank Arena "will host the second event game of Germany's second-tier hockey league," DEL2, according to Nils Lehnebach of SPONSORs. It will be the first time such a game takes place in the summer. The DEL2 will open its '16-17 season with an event game on Sept. 10. The game will f ...

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