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European Champions Cup Expected To Have Commercial, Broadcast Deals Done By Sept.

04 / 17 / 14

The architects of the new European Champions Cup rugby tournament "expect to have all commercial and broadcasting deals nailed down by September at the latest," according to Chris Hewett of the London INDEPENDENT. Only then will those "mourning the passing of the Heineken Cup understand why the uphe...

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04/01/14
Greek Minister Drives AEK Stadium Plans

Greek side AEK's plan to build a new €65M ($90M) stadium "has obtained the backing" of Greece's Minister of Environment, Energy & Climate Change Yiannis Maniatis, who signed a project proposal intended for the Greek parliament, according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The d ...

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04/01/14
Ticket Sales For Malaysin F1 GP Drop

Ticket sales for Sunday's Malaysian F1 Grand Prix "decreased by one fourth in comparison to the previous year as the nation mourns the passengers and crew of flight MH370," according to the SID. Sepang Int'l Circuit CEO Razlan Razali said, "We've done what we could this year, but against this backgr ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Europe

03/28/14
Hangin' With ... Philippe Blatter

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, Europe

03/28/14
Constantin Releases Financial Numbers

German media corporation Constantin Medien "has released its financial numbers for '13 and talked about a 'difficult year,' especially in the area of sports," according to Timo Niemeier of DWDL. The company generated €458.3M in revenue in '13. In November, Constantin expected revenue of&nb ...

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03/28/14
Bundesliga Draws High Ratings On Sky

German pay-TV channel Sky "recorded high ratings for its Bundesliga broadcasts on Tuesday evening," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. The most-watched game was the matchup between Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke, which attracted 510,000 viewers. The 0-0 draw obtained a market share of 2.8% in th ...

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Starwood To Help Develop Roma Stadium

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03/28/14
Aegon Extends Deal With Ajax

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe

03/27/14
PSG In Danger Of FFP Breach

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03/26/14
DFL To Launch Secondary Ticket Market

The 36 football clubs of Germany's top two divisions "decided to launch an official secondary ticket market in the fall," according to the SID. The online platform "will make it easier for ticket holders to resell their tickets and combats the numerous illegal and semi-illegal traders." The German F ...

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