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Independent TV, Film Producer Entertainment Studios Launches OTT Platform Sports.TV

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 20 / 17

Independent TV and film producer and distributor Entertainment Studios announced the launch of direct-to-consumer OTT subscription platform Sports.TV. Entertainment Studios is projecting 50 million worldwide subscribers over the next five years. Sports.TV has aggregated high-profile and independent ...

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Storelli Names Oscar Global Ambassador

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U.S., Mexico May Bid For 2026 WC

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FIFA Trying To Give Up Luxuries

A few steps from the entrance to Mexico City's Presidente Hotel, "where FIFA delegates are staying during this week's Congress, a boy of around 10-years-old sells tamarind balls covered in chili powder from a cart for 10 Mexican pesos ($0.55) each," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. The "spicy ...

Tags: International Football, North America

Liga MX To Raise Foreign Players Cap

Liga MX owners are "poised to pass a resolution that would permit a combined total of 10 foreigners and naturalized Mexican citizens in each first-division club," according to Rene Tovar of ESPN. The resolution, expected to be passed at the next league owners meetings on May 25-26, "would set t ...

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SUM To Market CONCACAF Rights

CONCACAF signed a five-and-a-half-year deal with Soccer United Marketing to market and service the confederation’s worldwide sponsorship rights. SUM, which the confederation said was selected following a five-month RFP process circulated to 24 firms, will now represent the rights for CONCACAF& ...

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Haas Working To Get Grosjean In NASCAR

Haas is working on a plan which would see F1 driver Romain Grosjean "make a NASCAR appearance, possibly as early as this year," according to Nate Saunders of ESPN. Since signing for F1's newest team Grosjean has said "he would like to make an appearance in the stock car series," with team Owner Gene ...

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Swiss Banker To Cooperate With U.S.

U.S. authorities investigating corruption in world football "have gained the cooperation of a Swiss banker, according to people familiar with the matter, leading their probe closer to financial institutions that prosecutors have said were used to move bribe money," according to Voreacos, Smythe & ...

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NBA, Ford Sign Multiyear Deal For Africa

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Hangin' With ... Eric Perez

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Jeffrey Webb Facing Lifetime Ban

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