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Zhuhai To Host International Women's Tennis Tournament In November

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 28 / 15

Zhuhai, China "will host an international tennis tournament for the next five years, starting in early November," according to Zhan Lisheng of CHINA DAILY. Co-organized by the WTA, Chinese Tennis Association and the municipal government of Zhuhai, the WTA Elite Trophy "will take place from Nov 2-8."...

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Sky TV To Step Up NZ Domestic Content

Sky Television said that "it will pursue domestic sport content more aggressively as the broadcasting giant adapts to New Zealand's rapidly-changing market," according to Simon Plumb of STUFF. Organizers of the New Zealand Open revealed that the tournament "had secured live TV broadcasting, both in ...

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ICC Partners With Matua Wines

The Int'l Cricket Council announced New Zealand wine brand Matua Wines as "the official partner" for the 2015 Cricket World Cup from February-March, according to the PTI. As part of the deal, Matua products "will be supplied at all venues in New Zealand and it will also be the official wine in the K ...

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Georgie Pie Named NZ T20 Title Sponsor

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NZRU Stays Silent On Streaming Issue

Internet provider Orcon "launched a petition" on Wednesday calling for the New Zealand Rugby Union to live stream All Blacks games online in HD, according to Tom Pullar-Strecker of STUFF. Orcon said a direct streaming option would mean fans would not need an "expensive Sky subscription" to watch rug ...

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Anti-Corruption Efforts Increase For CWC

New Zealand police and customs officials "have already been testing the abilities of Auckland airport staff to deal with potential match-fixers trying to enter the country for high profile sports events," according to STUFF. Security measures "are ramping up ahead of next year's Cricket World Cup" w ...

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Sky TV Loses PGA Tour Broadcast Rights

Sky Television on Monday confirmed that "it had failed in its bid to renew the rights to US PGA Tour golf for three years, as well as the European PGA Tour and Asian Tour for an unknown period of time," according to Liam Hyslop of STUFF. It "was also yet to negotiate a deal  ...

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NZRU To Investigate Fireworks Incident

The New Zealand Rugby Union apologized and said that "it would investigate how a fireworks display malfunctioned and injured three spectators at Eden Park before the All Blacks' home win over Australia on Saturday," according to Greg Stutchbury of REUTERS. The spectators "were injured prior to kic ...

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NZC Signs Deal With Sky Television

New Zealand Cricket's coffers "are bulging after signing what's understood to be a significant new broadcasting deal with Sky Television," according to Marc Hinton of STUFF. NZC announced it had signed a six-year deal to continue its relationship with the pay-TV company and it is said "to be for rec ...

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Emirates To Stay With Team New Zealand

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All Whites Matches Help NZF Bank $5.2M

New Zealand national football team's All Whites' World Cup playoff "was a disaster on the field but a cash cow off the pitch" with New Zealand Football declaring a NZ$6.1M ($5.2M) profit in the '13 year, according to Tony Smith of STUFF. New Zealand was "thrashed 9-3 in the home and away series," bu ...

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