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Indian Premier League Rights Tender Sets Stage For Fox Vs. Sony Battle

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 25 / 16

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox is "squaring up to Sony Pictures in a battle for the media rights to Indian Premier League cricket in an auction that has also attracted interest from several Silicon Valley groups," according to Garrahan & Stacey of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The main broa...

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Woods' Hero Deal Valued At $8M Annually

Tiger Woods' four-year deal with Hero MotoCorp , based on reports in India, is valued at nearly $8M per year. Hero Managing Dir & CEO Pawan Munjal on Tuesday said that the new deal with Woods will be a critical marketing component of Hero’s entry into the U.S. Almost all of Hero’s t ...

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Tiger Inks Deal With India's Hero MotoCorp

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Cricketer Named Co-Owner OF HHIL Club

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Srinivasan Cleared In IPL Scandal

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Three IPL Franchises Report Profits

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Supreme Court Questions Srinivasan Return

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