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Beer Brand Krombacher Tops List Of Advertisers For RTL's F1 Broadcasts In '16

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 08 / 16

German beer brand Krombacher "was the highest-paying advertiser during the '16 F1 season on German free-to-air TV channel RTL," according to Kathrin Hartmann of SPONSORs. The sports business magazine and media and marketing consulting company Ebiquity Germany analyzed the past season. In comparison ...

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UCI Unveils Women's WorldTour Calendar

The Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) unveiled the 2017 Women's WorldTour calendar that "will include a total of 21 events with four of those new additions to the current calendar," increasing the total number of competition days by more than 30% (47 total days of racing), according to CYCLING NEWS. The upc ...

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ManU Tops List Of Jersey Sales

ManU has regained its status as the world’s "most popular football club by sales of official replica shirts," according to Alex Miller of SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. The Old Trafford club sold an average of 1.75 million shirts per year in the five-season period from '11-12 through '15-16. That put ...

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WADA Expects More State-Sponsored Doping

After Russia's widespread violations at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, new World Anti-Doping Agency Dir General Olivier Niggli said that "an expanding investigations staff will be on the lookout for state-sponsored cheating in other nations," according to Ronald Blum of the AP. Niggli: "It has happened in ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

ARD, ZDF Renew Table Tennis Rights

German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF "have renewed their deal with the German Table Tennis Federation (DTTB) for another four years," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. Sports rights agency SportA "negotiated a new deal with the DTTB that will include the annual German Open, as well as men's ...

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Ocean Race Encourages Female Sailors

Female sailors "have welcomed a rule change in the Volvo Ocean Race that should ensure mixed teams become the norm while opening the door for more women to take on the challenge," according to REUTERS. The event announced this week that for the next edition of the round-the-world race in '17-18, any ...

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Rugby Chiefs Seek Schedule Changes

Europe's rugby chiefs are "calling for a radical restructuring of the domestic leagues as part of the negotiations over the new global calendar from 2019," according to Gavin Mairs of the London TELEGRAPH. The plans on the table would require the English and Pro 12 domestic fixture lists "would be r ...

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DFL CEO Calls TV Money Distribution Fair

Bundesliga CEO Christian Seifert "has called the league's current TV money distribution absolutely fair," according to Nils Lehnebach of SPONSORs. The German Football League (DFL), under the leadership of newly elected League President Reinhard Rauball, "is currently developing the new format for th ...

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NHL Global Media Rights Up By 40%

The NHL will receive increased global exposure this season after successfully adding new partners to its portfolio of media rights holders. The NHL added more than 20 new media partners and grew its global media rights revenue -- excluding the U.S. and Canada -- by approximately 40% on a year-on-yea ...

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DEB President Calls Sport1 'Crucial'

German Hockey Federation (DEB) President Franz Reindl "has praised the development of hockey's media presence in Germany," according to Roman Gerth of SPONSORs. Reindl: "It is crucial to us that Sport1 has established itself as a real hockey channel. The rights portfolio with DEL [German Hockey Leag ...

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Horsholt Confirms Atlantic League Talks

Danish side FC Copenhagen Dir Anders Horsholt "has revealed discussions have been held" over a potential European league involving teams from Scotland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway and Sweden, according to the London GUARDIAN. In February, reports in Scotland suggested that Scottis ...

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