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Russian Economic Crisis Drives Transfer Market Spending To 14-Year Low

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 04 / 15

Russian Premier League clubs’ transfer spending in this year’s winter window hit a 14-year low. The Premier League's 16 clubs spent only €6M on transfers between them, the lowest figure for a winter transfer campaign since '01 and a drastic decline from €39M spent in the winter...

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DFL, DFB Disagree On Video Evidence

German Football League (DFL) CEO Christian Seifert "is not seeing any insurmountable differences in the question of video evidence between the DFL and the German Football Federation (DFB)," according to the SID. Seifert said in a statement, "There isn't any disagreement between the DFB and the DFL r ...

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More Than 17M Watch Dutch Victory

German public broadcaster ARD "attracted more than 17 million to its broadcast of the World Cup match between the Netherlands and Mexico on Sunday," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. A total of 17.22 million viewers tuned in to watch the game starting at 6pm. The number translated into a mark ...

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Red Bull Munich Signs Deal With Warrior

German Hockey League (DEL) club EHC Red Bull Munich has signed a new deal with U.S. sportswear brand Warrior Sports to become the team's new kit supplier. Warrior will supply players and staff with on-ice and off-ice clothing. The company will also supply Munich's sister team, Austrian top flight ho ...

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Lviv Withdraws 2022 Winter Olympics Bid

The Ukrainian city of Lviv "withdrew its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Monday, becoming the third contender to drop out of the race for a Games that no one seems to want," according to the AP. Lviv "pulled out because of the continuing political and security crisis in Ukraine." Lviv officials ...

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Serie A Rights Award May Drive M&A

The award of broadcast rights for Serie A to Sky Italia and Mediaset "is clarifying valuations for the two rivals and may trigger merger activity in Europe's pay-TV market," according to Masoni, Pollina, Holton & Davies of REUTERS. Sky Italia -- a unit of 21st Century Fox -- and Silvio Berluscon ...

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World Cup Sets Global Viewing Records

FIFA World Cup coverage from Brazil "is setting TV viewing records in 2014," according to Arif Durrani of MEDIA WEEK. The group matches "have set TV records in a number of markets." Sales of TV advertising and subscriptions "have also benefitted." A total of 11.5 million Dutch viewers (88.4%) "watch ...

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Chinese DTM Race Won't Go As Planned

The German Touring Car Championship (DTM) "will not run its second to last race as planned on a city course in Guangzhou," according to the SID. The ninth round of the '14 season was supposed to take place at a city circuit in the south Chinese city on Sept. 28. However, it turned out that construct ...

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German Players To Get $410K For Title

The German Football Federation (DFB) will pay a bonus of €300,000 ($410,000) "to each of the 23 players should the team win the World Cup title," according to the DPA. DFB President Wolfgang Niersbach said, "We would like to pay out the bonus." The DFB would pay a total of €6.9M ($9.4M) "i ...

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Borussia Dortmund, Evonik Extend Deal

Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund's main sponsor Evonik Industries is extending its sponsorship agreement with the club to June 30, 2025. Evonik will be taking a direct stake in Borussia Dortmund through the planned capital increase, and will be acquiring 9.06% of its capital stock, which will lead ...

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Srinivasan Takes Over As ICC Chairman

Suspended Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan was confirmed as Int'l Cricket Council chairman in Melbourne on Thursday, giving the 69-year-old industrialist "the most powerful role in the governing body's restructured organisation," according to Amlan Chakraborty of REUTERS ...

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