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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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2024 Olympic Bid Cities: Paris

Etienne Thobois, CEO of Paris 2024, says Paris has "all the assets" to host "wonderful" Games, including the commitment of all three levels of government -- from the president down -- to offer "certainty and security." Paris' bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the city's fourth since ' ...

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Octagon's Wardle Describes Wembley Game

Four days after a series of terrorist attacks swept through Paris, the French national football team returned to action on Tuesday with a friendly against England in London, and Octagon Worldwide Chief Strategy Officer Simon Wardle said the match was "yet another example of the power of sports.&rdqu ...

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Sports Events To Go Ahead As Scheduled

UEFA said that Champions League and Europa League matches "are 'scheduled to go ahead as planned' next week," according to the BBC. Many sporting fixtures across Europe "were postponed or cancelled following the attacks in Paris on Friday." Monaco said that it "will prevent fans of Belgian side And ...

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Bundesliga Clubs Beef Up Security

Several German top-flight clubs "are beefing up security ahead of Bundesliga matches later this week following the deadly attacks in Paris and a bomb scare" that forced the cancellation of an int'l friendly between Germany and Netherlands on Tuesday, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. Borussi ...

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AS Roma's Stadium Project Delayed

Serie A side AS Roma's stadium project "has been deferred" as the necessary paperwork still has not been delivered to the region's authorities, according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. While the Mayor of Rome expressed open optimism regarding the completion of the project, "it appears the club will have to wai ...

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DFB Treasurer Frontrunner For Presidency

German FA (DFB) Treasurer Reinhard Grindel "has become the frontrunner to succeed Wolfgang Niersbach as president of the federation," according to the DPA. The country's state football federations "have thrown their weight behind Grindel." DFB interim head Rainer Koch "confirmed the news after a mee ...

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Bremen Reports Loss Of €5.9M For '14-15

Bundesliga club Werder Bremen reported a loss of €5.9M for the '14-15 season, according to RADIO BREMEN. The club unveiled its financial numbers on Monday evening. Bremen was able to increase its revenue to €103.6M over the course of the past season. The club also revealed that its capital ...

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F1 Budget Engine Plan 'About Control'

Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner said that F1's plan "to introduce an alternative engine from 2017 ultimately comes down to a question of who runs the sport," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Horner: "I think it's about who controls Formula One. At the moment you've got two very powerfu ...

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UEFA Announces La Poste Partnership

UEFA announced the signing of an official partnership with French national postal operator La Poste as the official service provider for postal, parcel and express delivery services for Euro 2016. La Poste will have exclusive responsibility for delivering 2.5 million tickets worldwide in May via its ...

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2024 Olympic Bid Cities: Hamburg

Alfons Hörmann, president of the German Olympic Committee (DOSB), says Hamburg has many existing "sports facilities" that are included in a "fascinating concept," combining the city's appreciation for "sustainability and participation." Hörmann answered a series of questions about the city ...

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