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Labour Party Floats Levy On EPL TV Rights To Support Grassroots Football

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 24 / 14

Britain's Labour Party has accused Premier League clubs of "not contributing enough to grassroots football and suggested that they may be compelled to pay a levy on revenue from television rights," according to Pickard & Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Shadow Culture Secretary Harriet Harman "is a...

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Hertha Berlin Must Pay Compensation

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BMW Open Finds New Event Organizer

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Discovery To Purchase Eurosport

French newspaper Les Echos said that "reports about the sale of Eurosport to the Discovery Communications Group are accurate," according to LE FIGARO. The sports channel, owned by TF1, "could pass under the American flag by the end of the year." Discovery Communications wants "complete control" of&n ...

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Serie A Clubs Eye $7B TV Rights Deal

Serie A clubs "are considering a proposal to sell their TV rights" from the '15-16 to '20-21 seasons for an up-front €5.5B ($7.4B), according to Matt Scott of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. According to a report in Italy's Il Sole 24 Ore, Infront "has tabled a bid underwriting the league's income from ...

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Bayern To Unveil New Record Revenue

Bayern Munich Exec Chair Karl-Heinz Rummenigge revealed “a revenue increase of more 20% for the current fiscal year,” according to Ben Priechenfried of DIE WELT. Rummenigge: “We can report revenue of more than €400 million" ($542.8M). During the previous ’12-13 season, t ...

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Red Bull Air Race Series To Return

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Dusseldorf Arena Dispute To Last Until '14

The dispute between the city of Dusseldorf, Germany and fashion company Esprit regarding the sponsorship of the multi-purpose stadium, ESPRIT arena, "will continue until ’14, at least," according to Kirchner & Gerle of EXPRESS. The dispute "was expected to be resolved at a conciliation hea ...

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Juventus, Samsung Confirm Partnership

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UEFA Denies Plans To Revamp Euro

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Sky Scores With F1 Race, Bundesliga

German pay-TV channel Sky “recorded high ratings with its broadcast of the South Korean F1 Grand Prix on Sunday,” according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. A total of 410,000 viewers tuned in to watch the race. The number translated into a market share of 5.2%. In the target demographic 14-49 ...

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