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Sport1 Looking To Renew Broadcast Rights Deal With MLB Beyond 2016 Season

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 27 / 16

German sports network Sport1 is considering renewing its broadcast rights deal with MLB, capitalizing on the heightened interested in the ongoing World Series between Chicago and Cleveland. The network's current contract with the league will expire...

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Rain Washes Out U.S. Grand Prix Qualifying

Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton compared the treacherous conditions to "playing with a rattlesnake" after heavy rain washed out qualifying at the U.S. Grand Prix on Saturday, according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. After five half-hour delays at the Circuit of the Americas, "and the rain and wind on ...

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U.S Will Host 2016 Copa America

The U.S. will host the centenary Copa America in '16 "despite the original deals for the competition featuring in the Department of Justice's indictments against football officials in the region," according to Simon Evans of REUTERS. The decision paves the way for the biggest official int'l tourname ...

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COTA Affected By Mexican Race

Ticket sales for this weekend’s U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas have been affected by the return of Mexico on the F1 calendar, according to the circuit’s top exec. COTA President Jason Dial told SBD Global that the race in Mexico City, scheduled for Nov. 1, applied some &l ...

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Bobby Epstein Wants More Lewis Hamiltons

Bobby Epstein, the man in charge of this weekend’s U.S. Grand Prix, thinks Formula 1 drivers "should follow in Lewis Hamilton’s high-profile footsteps," according to Paul Weaver of the London GUARDIAN. Following his ninth win of the season in Russia earlier this month, Hamilton "goe ...

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IOC Awards Rights To CBC/Radio-Canada

The IOC announced that CBC/Radio-Canada has been awarded the exclusive broadcast rights in Canada for the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, and the 2024 Olympics, the host city of which has yet to be elected. IOC President Thomas Bach said, "CBC/Radio-Canada is a strong supporter of sport in Canada. We ...

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Q&A With Haas F1's Guenther Steiner

Haas F1 will become the first U.S.-based team to compete in the motorsports series in more than 30 years when it takes the grid in March. The team established a technical partnership with Ferrari and commissoned Italy-based Dallara to build the car for '16. It also recently unveiled its lead driver ...

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NBA Rolls Out New Marketing Campaign

The NBA is "rolling out a new global marketing campaign with the theme 'This Is Why We Play' as the league seeks to attract more general fans," according to John Lombardo of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The league is "committed to using the tagline over multiple seasons, looking for a consistency in ...

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CWC To Show EPL In Caribbean

Cable & Wireless Communications Plc. won the exclusive rights to broadcast live all 380 matches per season of the Premier League across 32 Caribbean countries from '16-19. Commencing in August, the Premier League will be available on the Caribbean's newest sports network -- Flow Sports. CWC ...

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Sources: Tom Glick Not Going Anywhere

Major League Soccer side NYC FC President Tom Glick "will not leave the club" as reported, sources familiar with the matter told SBD Global. Metro.us on Monday reported that Glick will leave the expansion team to re-join English Premier League club Man City. Sources confirmed the franchise "enga ...

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NHL Tabs WME-IMG For Global Rights

WME-IMG and the the NHL on Tuesday announced a multi-year agreement to market and distribute global media rights for the NHL outside the U.S., Canada and Nordic countries, beginning with the '16-17 season. In addition, IMG will work alongside the NHLPA and the NHL to make the 2016 World Cup of Hocke ...

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