Featured Story

More Than 4 Million Watch Lewis Hamilton's USGP Victory On German Channel RTL

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 25 / 16

German free-to-air TV channel RTL "drew more than 4 million viewers for its broadcast of Sunday's U.S. F1 Grand Prix," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. The channel attracted 4.34 million viewers for the race starting at 9pm. The figure translated into a market share of 13.4%. In the target demog...

Read More

Tags: Media, Europe

More Stories

ISS Terminates Arena Rights Contract

Facility management provider ISS "has terminated its naming-rights contract of Dusseldorf's ISS Dome," according to Kathrin Hartmann of SPONSORs. ISS has been the arena's naming-rights partner since Dec. '05 and pays an estimated €500,000 ($542,000) annually. The ISS Dome is the home of German ...

Tags: Facilities, Europe

Winter Sports Draws Top Ratings On ZDF

German public broadcaster ZDF "recorded strong ratings for its winter sports broadcasts over the weekend," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. ZDF's biathlon coverage drew 2.9 million viewers starting at 11am on Sunday. The men's 12.5km pursuit race obtained a market share of 23.4%. The following w ...

Tags: Media, Europe

EPL Finalizes Rights Sales In Italy, Portugal

The EPL "agreed new broadcast contracts in Italy and Portugal as it continues its latest round of international rights sales," according to SOCCEREX. In Italy, Sky Italia "will provide live coverage of the league across its various platforms on an exclusive basis for the next three years," beginning ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom, Europe

Broadcasters Fight For Sports Rights

Europe’s public broadcasters "have asked for government intervention to prevent the best sports coverage disappearing from free-to-air television," according to Mance & Moore of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The move "comes as pay-TV and cable companies such as Sky, BT , Deutsche Telekom and Al ...

Tags: Media, Europe

Bulgaria Hopes Doping Ban Will Be Lifted

The Bulgarian weightlifting federation's lawyer is "optimistic a doping ban will be overturned in time for its lifters to compete at next year's Olympics," according to Angel Krasimirov of REUTERS. Lawyer Boris Kolev said, "Bulgaria's chances of participating in the Olympics are very good because th ...

Tags: Olympics, Europe

Renault To Pay Lotus Debts

French carmaker Renault "aims to complete its takeover of the Lotus Formula One team on Dec. 16 and pay creditors, including Britain's tax authorities, by the end of the year," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. All parties in a "protracted case brought against struggling Lotus by the Revenue and ...

Tags: Franchises, Europe

Red Bull, Infiniti End F1 Partnership

Former world champion Red Bull said in a statement on Sunday that the team and Nissan's Infiniti premium car brand will end their F1 partnership "at the end of this year," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Infiniti, part of the Renault-Nissan alliance, "have been with Red Bull since 2011 and tit ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe

Real Madrid Expelled From Copa Del Rey

Real Madrid has been expelled from the Copa del Rey for " fielding an ineligible player " against Cadiz last Wednesday, according to the BBC. Denis Cheryshev opened the scoring as Real beat the third-tier side 3-1. The Russian winger "should have been serving a ban -- imposed while he was ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Europe

ECA Threatens Resistance To FIFA

The European Club Association, which represents 220 teams including all the biggest ones, has told FIFA that the world governing body "can no longer be trusted to reform itself and slammed plans to increase the World Cup to 40 teams," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. FIFA unveiled ne ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

ESN Announces Deal With Telenet Belgium

Eleven Sports Network announced a multi-year distribution agreement with Belgian cable operator Telenet, effectively securing nationwide distribution of the network's Eleven and Eleven Sports channels. The agreement means Eleven Sports Network channels will now be available to households across the ...

Tags: Media, Europe

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug