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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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Thohir Nearing Inter Milan Deal

Indonesian billionaire Erick Thohir "is close to clinching a deal" to buy a majority stake in Inter Milan, according to Agnieszka Flak of REUTERS. Citing a source with knowledge of the talks, Thohir and Inter Milan Owner Massimo Moratti "have been in talks about a potential deal for months." Th ...

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Serie B, RCS Sport Agree To 5-Year Deal

Lega Serie B has agreed to a five-year deal with event management and media company RCS Sport "in a bid to introduce new marketing initiatives to the second tier of Italian football," according to SOCCEREX. RSC Sport "will serve as Lega Serie B's exclusive marketing partner for the f ...

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F1 Set To Return To Austria In 2014

F1 "will return to Austria in the upcoming season," according to Sven Haidinger of MOTORSPORT TOTAL. Red Bull made the ''unexpected announcement" via press release on Tuesday, and a Red Bull Ring spokesperson "confirmed it." The same is true for the date, as the race will take place at the Red Bull ...

Tags: Europe, Leagues and Governing Bodies

Stuttgart Sees $10M Revenue Decrease

Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart "announced the biggest loss in team history" at a press conference on Monday, according to Julia Klassen of the STUTTGARTER ZEITUNG. Club CFO Ulrich Ruf said, "This is the biggest loss we ever had." The club's revenue decreased by around €7.74M ($10.2M) to €10 ...

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JvM/sports Seeks Top German Billing

Sports marketing company Jung von Matt/sports Co-Managing Dir Raphael Brinkert told SBD Global the goal of the newly founded division is to become Germany's top sports marketing agency. Brinkert: "Short-term plans are to attend to one top client within each of these categories: clubs, associations, ...

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Germany Considers Bidding For Euro 2024

German Football Federation (DFB) President Wolfgang Niersbach has said that the organization "is mulling a bid to host the 2024 European Championships," according to the DEUTSCHE WELLE. It "might all depend on what slice of the action Germany gets" in hosting a pan-European tournament in '20. Niersb ...

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Tour Ratings High In Germany, Britain

Pan-European broadcaster Eurosport "has recorded strong ratings for its broadcast of the 2013 Tour de France," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. The second-to-last stage on Saturday attracted an average of 560,000 viewers. The number translated into a 6.1% market share. In the target demographic ...

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Deportivo Moves Team Publication Online

Spanish second division side Deportivo La Coruña's official daily publication is leaving kiosks after more than eight years to move online, according to the EFE. The paper will be available to readers for free on the club's website immediately. The format change coincides with a delicate peri ...

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Winter World Cup Idea Divides Bundesliga

The Bundesliga has reacted to FIFA President Sepp Blatter's plan to move the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar to the winter , according to BILD. Bayern Munich Exec Board Chair Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: "No question, it would be welcomed if FIFA agrees to host the 2022 World Cup in the Winter mont ...

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Poland's Euro 2012 Benefits Minimal

One year and £16B ($24B) after Euro 2012, the novelty of hosting Poland's first major sports event in history seems to have worn off, "and Poland has begun to ask difficult questions about the legacy of the tournament," according to Wiktor Szary of the LONDON TIMES. According to ...

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