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England & Wales Cricket Board Chair Graves Opens Door To Pietersen Return

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 02 / 15

Incoming England & Wales Cricket Board Chair COLIN GRAVES has given England cricket player KEVIN PIETERSEN "a glimmer of hope that he may yet be able to resurrect his England career," according to the AFP. With England toiling at the World Cup and Pietersen having spoken of his eagerness t...

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BBL Sets New Attendance Record

The Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) "has set a new attendance record during '13-14 season," according to SPORT1. The league "broke 1.5 million in total attendance for the first time." A total of 1,575,581 spectators attended the 337 games. The number translates into an average attendance of 4,675 and re ...

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More Than 8M Watch Algeria's Win On ZDF

German public broadcaster ZDF "attracted more than 8 million viewers to Algeria's first World Cup victory since '82 on Sunday," according to Sidney Schering of QUOTENMETER. The game between Algeria and South Korea, which started at 9pm, was watched by 8.13 million viewers. In the target demographic ...

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Serie A To Vote On TV Rights

Serie A will meet to decide on the allocation of TV rights for '15-18, "as uncertainty remains between the broadcasters," according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. The TV broadcast rights for the Italian top flight for the '15-16 through '17-18 seasons "came up for auction last week, split into five packages." ...

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More Than 24M Watch World Cup On ARD

German public broadcaster ARD "attracted more than 24 million viewers to its broadcast of World Cup match between Germany and Ghana on Saturday," according to Manuel Nunez Sanchez of QUOTENMETER. An average of 24.54 million viewers tuned in to watch the game starting at 9pm. The number translated in ...

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Ecclestone Confirms '15 Austrian GP Date

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "confirmed that next year's Austrian Grand Prix will also take place in June," according to the KURIER. For the following years, the series "will evaluate the date." Ecclestone: "It's important to have the race back. It's good for the region and for Formula 1." The Red Bull ...

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Benfica Agree To Adidas Renewal

Portuguese club Benfica "have renewed their global kit supply deal" with adidas through to '21, according to SOCCEREX. Adidas has supplied the Lisbon club’s kit for over 30 years, "except a short break" in the early '90s when the club "sealed deals with Danish firm Hummel and Brazilian brand O ...

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Global Press Reacts To Spain's Loss

The global press "said good-bye" to the Spanish national team following its 2-0 loss to Chile on Wednesday, according to Jesús Balseiro of AS. The loss, which means defending World Cup champ Spain will not advance beyond the group stage, led to newspapers throughout the world weighing in on t ...

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EA Championships To Get 90 Hours Of Coverage

The Braunschweig 2014 European Athletics Team Championships are set to receive 90 hours of free-to-air TV coverage across the continent. National broadcasters from 15 European countries (Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, ...

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Spain's WC Loss Draws Record Audience

Mediaset España announced that Spain's World Cup loss against Chile on Wednesday drew more than 13.2 million viewers, which translated to a market share of 67.6%, according to the EP. La Roja's 2-0 loss -- which means the defending World Cup champion will not advance beyond the group stage -- ...

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Brazil-Mexico Game Scores Top Ratings

Tuesday's goal-less draw between Brazil and Mexico "proved a global ratings winner," according to the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. In Brazil, ratings agency Ibope said that local networks Global and Band, which both broadcast the match, "scored a 34 and 8 share, respectively, in the greater Sao Paulo area." ...

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