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New Zealand Rugby Union, Sky TV Sign 'Conditional' Deal For Broadcast Rights

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 24 / 14

The New Zealand Rugby Union and Sky TV signed "a conditional five-year deal for broadcasting rights from 2016," according to Greg Stutchbury of REUTERS. A final agreement is expected to be signed off by the end of November. NZRU CEO Steve Tew said that no financial details were disclosed "due to the...

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11/25/13
IOA To Amend Constitution

The Indian Olympic Association on Saturday "issued a notice to call its General Body Meeting on December 8 and amend its constitution" as per the diktats of the IOC, according to the DECCAN HERALD. On the same day, IOA acting President Vijay Kumar Malhotra shot a letter to IOC President Thomas Bach ...

Tags: Olympics, India

11/22/13
IOA Seeks Solution With IOC

Served with the ultimatum from the IOC to either bar charge-framed persons from contesting elections or face de-recognition, senior Indian Olympic Association officials "are seeking quick solutions to end the long-standing impasse with the apex body," according to the PTI. Following the world body's ...

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11/22/13
Tendulkar Finale Lands Historic Ratings

TAM data sourced from Star Sports revealed that Sachin Tendulkar's farewell test match "was the highest rated test match on television in India in the past 8 years," according to Urvi Malvania of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. The match "enjoyed an average viewership of 1.74 million (ca ...

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11/21/13
AITA: TNTA Must Prove Chennai Losses

The All India Tennis Association will not waive off "royalty" of around $40,000 on the Chennai Open unless the Tamil Nadu Tennis Association proves that "it was a loss-making venture and made it clear that constitutional provisions are binding on all members," according to the PTI. Snubbing the AITA ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

11/21/13
Adidas India Eyes E-Commerce Growth

As part of its plans to revive its fortunes in India, Reebok is "opening new stores and launching new products," according to Antonita Madonna of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. But most importantly, Reebok is "considering its own e-commerce platform to cater to the large populatio ...

Tags: Finance, India

11/20/13
Tendulkar Brand To Grow Post Retirement

As Sachin Tendulkar "walks into the sunset, will Brand Sachin, which sold many a dream and still continues to do so, also diminish?" asks Sreemoy Talukdar of the TIMES OF INDIA. It appears that here, too, Tendulkar "is set to break some records." In the collective Indian mindspace,Tendulkar's i ...

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11/20/13
Hockey India League Launches Odisha Team

Odisha, India Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday "formally launched Kalinga lancers, the latest franchise" to join the Hockey India League, according to the PTI. Patnaik also unveiled "Kalinga Lancers' logo and jersey for the members of the Odisha" field hockey team. The Lancers would be the " ...

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11/19/13
IPL Discusses Twenty20 League Venue

The Indian Premier League Governing Council members "had an informal discussion on Sunday about alternate country that could host the seventh edition of the popular Twenty20 league next year," according to the PTI. The discussions "were primarily based on the fact India will be going for the general ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

11/18/13
IOC Serves Ultimatum To IOA

The IOC on Friday served an ultimatum to India, saying that "the country will be de-recognised if the Indian Olympic Association does not amend its constitution" by Dec. 10 as per the world body's earlier dictate of barring charge-framed persons from contesting elections, according to the PTI. The I ...

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11/15/13
PepsiCo To Remain IPL Title Sponsor

PepsiCo Chair and CEO Indra Nooyi said that the controversies associated with the Indian Premier League are "unfortunate" but Pepsi will continue to be the title sponsor of T20 league, according to the PTI. Nooyi said, "Now if IPL went through controversies, it's unfortunate. Nobody likes any sport ...

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