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Hangin' With ... ESPN Int'l SVP Of Production, Programming, Marketing & Ad Sales Bunnell

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 05 / 16

Tim Bunnell TIM BUNNELL is the senior VP of production, programming, marketing and advertising sales at ESPN Int'l. In his capacity, he keeps a close eye on the network's Latin American operati...

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Police Say They Can Prove Ticket Scandal

Brazilian police said that they have "overwhelming" proof former Olympic Council of Ireland President Patrick Hickey "led an illegal ticketing ring at the Rio Games and are preparing to make a formal accusation later in the week," according to Rodrigo Viga Gaier of REUTERS. Rio de Janeiro ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

IPC Predicts Paralympics Sell-Out

The Int'l Paralympic Committee predicted that the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro "will be a sell-out," less than three weeks after it was revealed just 12% of tickets had been sold, according to OMNISPORT. Concerns were raised that events "would be played out at empty venues." However, the IPC now say ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

CONCACAF Boss Praises Players, Fans

The man elected to rebuild CONCACAF "after decades of misconduct by officials believes it may take years to change a culture of corruption across the region," according to Matthew Hall of the London GUARDIAN. New CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani said that "rebuilding a shattered confederation" ...

Tags: International Football, South America

Petrobras To Pay $3.25M To Aid Games

Brazilian oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Wednesday it will spend R$10.5M ($3.25M) "to buy marketing rights to the financially troubled Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games," according to Jeb Blount of REUTERS. The decision allows Petrobras, as the state-controlled company is known, "to become ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

WBSC Announces Broadcast Rights

The World Baseball Softball Confederation announced broadcast rights agreements in the Americas, Asia and Oceania for the WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup 2016, which opens on Saturday in Gijang, Republic of Korea. The host broadcasting rights of the VII Women's Baseball World Cup in Gijang have been ...

Tags: Media, Asia, South America, North America

Brazilian Football Signs With Konami

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and Japanese video game maker Konami struck a two-year partnership deal for Pro Evolution Soccer, according to Samindra Kunti of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. In September Konami will launch Pro Evolution Soccer 2017. As well as the CBF, Konami also holds exc ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Brazil

Argentine Clubs Decide On Distribution

Starting in '17, Argentine first division clubs will receive a total of 1.95B Argentine pesos ($130M), which "will be divided based on the current distribution model," according to Alejandro Casar González of LA NACION. Starting in '18, "the distribution will take into account on-field r ...

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Former IOC Exec Hickey Leaves Prison

The former head of the European Olympic Committee, Ireland's Patrick Hickey, left prison in Rio de Janeiro "vowing to clear his name as an investigation continues into charges he took part in a ring to illegally sell tickets to the Games," according to Ricardo de Moraes of REUTERS. A Rio court on Mo ...

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Three Named In Accreditation Scandal

An Australian Olympic Committee director, a long-serving AOC employee and the Australian team’s "cheerleader-in-chief" in Rio are at the center of an accreditation scandal "that ­resulted in nine athletes spending the night in a Brazilian police station," according to Chip Le Grand of THE AUST ...

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Pat Hickey Released From Rio Prison

Former Olympic Council of Ireland President Pat Hickey "has been released from prison in Rio de Janeiro following an order by an appeal court judge," according to Tom Hennigan of the IRISH TIMES. Hickey -- who recently stepped aside as head of the OCI -- "had been in prison since his arrest" on Aug. ...

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