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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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PSG To Pay For Undeclared Wages

Paris St. Germain will have to pay close to €5.5M ($6.2M) to the Organization for the Payment of Social Security and Family Benefit Contributions (URSSAF) after the Paris Court of Appeal ruled “in the case of undeclared wage supplements paid to club players” in the early ‘00s, ...

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ÖFB President Unveils Plans For Stadium

Austrian Football Federation (ÖFB) President Leopold Windtner "unveiled plans to build a new national football stadium following high attendance figures" for the country's Euro 2016 qualifiers, according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Windtner said, "Let us have a look at our n ...

Tags: Facilities, Europe

Formula E Appoints Ex-AEG Exec Piccione

Sam Piccione III "might be new to motor-sports, but he’s far from new to sales -- and that’s the experience Formula E executives want in their newly hired chief revenue officer," according to HJ Mai of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. Piccione "joined the electric racing series earlier this month ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

São Paulo Turns To English Money

Brasileiro club São Paulo "may have found English money to abate their current debt crisis" with a €33.7M ($38.2M) cash injection into the club "looking likely, though the identity of the English group has not been named," according to Samindra Kunti of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. São ...

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The Badminton French Open Lacking Sponsors

The Badminton French Open “will be full of spectators” starting Tuesday, “but not sponsors,” according to Rachel Pretti of L’ÉQUIPE. The blame can be placed on a “lack of notoriety of the sport” and “a deficit of champions in the country.” ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe

Dodd: 'Most Important Priority Is Reform'

As FIFA's exec committee prepares to meet in an emergency session to consider the fallout from President Sepp Blatter's 90-day suspension, Australian member Moya Dodd said that cleaning up the organization after the "worst corruption crisis in sporting history is far more important than whoever take ...

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ICC Still Looking For Bad Lighting Solution

Int'l Cricket Council CEO David Richardson admitted that cricket has "yet to find a solution to the problem of bad lighting bringing games to an unsatisfactory conclusion, but played down the possibility of using a yellow ball," according to Richard Hobson of the LONDON TIMES. Richardson was speakin ...

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Leeds United Owner Cellino Banned

League Championship side Leeds United Owner Massimo Cellino was banned for the rest of this season from being an owner or director of the club, "following his conviction for tax evasion in Italy" in June, according to David Conn of the London GUARDIAN. In a statement the league said t ...

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Sky Wants To Keep Live Bundesliga Rights

German pay-TV network Sky Deutschland "wants to keep its stronghold on all live Bundesliga rights," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. Sky, which currently shows all 612 games of the Bundesliga and 2nd Bundesliga, "wants to continue its wall-to-wall coverage during the next rights period start ...

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Bayern Breaks Ground On New Training Center

Bayern Munich broke ground for a new training center and youth academy that will cost an estimated €70M ($79.5M), "in order to keep up with the competition from other top European clubs," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The Bavarians, one of the world's "richest soccer clubs with ...

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