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TalkTalk Pledges To Pass On Price Cuts To Customers In BT's Broadband

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 19 / 14

TalkTalk "has pledged to cut the price of fibre broadband for customers should regulatory proposals over access to BT’s network force the former telecoms incumbent to lower the wholesale cost," according to Daniel Thomas of the FINANCIAL TIMES. TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding said that "prices for f...

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07/22/14
Ecuadorian Footballers Announce Strike

Ecuadorian Footballers' Association (AFE) Manager Jorge Guzmán announced on Sunday that Ecuador's professional football players will go on strike on Wednesday. Guzmán said, "It's confirmed. There will be no championship games on Wednesday or next Sunday. There won't be any games played ...

Tags: International Football, South America

07/21/14
Nike Tells Brazil To Forget World Cup

With the country "still smarting after its ignominious exit from this summer's World Cup, Nike is encouraging Brazilians to forget about that 7-1 thrashing by Germany and look forward to future glory" at the 2016 Rio Games, according to Alex Brownsell of MARKETING MAGAZINE. The 60-second film " ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Brazil

07/17/14
América President Confirms Pachuca Talks

Colombian second division side América de Cali President Oreste Sangiovanni confirmed that his club is "in negotiations with Mexican conglomerate Grupo Pachuca ," according to EL UNIVERSAL. Sangiovanni: "I spoke with [Pachuca-owned Liga MX side Leon President] Jésus Martínez an ...

Tags: Franchises, South America

07/16/14
Integrated Campaigns See Success At WC

The World Cup showed that "investing exclusively in social networking may be a strategy of diminishing returns," according to Talon Outdoor Innovations Dir Richard Simkins for CAMPAIGN LIVE. While much has been made of this year’s tournament being "the most social event in history" -- a monike ...

Tags: Media, Brazil

07/16/14
Grupo Pachuca Looking To Add Fifth Club

Mexican conglomerate Grupo Pachuca is holding conversations with Colombian second division side América de Cali with the goal of "acquiring the club or becoming a majority shareholder," according to Felipe Monforte of MARCA. The interest in América de Cali is related to billionaire Car ...

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07/16/14
IGF Nervous About Rio 2016 Course

The prospect of golf’s return to the Olympic Games being overshadowed -- or ruined -- by an unprepared venue "refuses to disappear," according to Ewan Murray of the London GUARDIAN. The Int'l Golf Federation "fired a warning at those in charge of the 2016 Games in Rio." Albeit well on the way ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

07/15/14
Adidas Declares World Cup Victory

Germany's adidas "declared a World Cup victory over rival sporting-goods providers on Monday," the day after the country's football team clinched its fourth world championship in Brazil, according to Monica Houston-Waesch of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The company, which outfitted the German national t ...

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07/15/14
Facebook: WC Biggest Social Media Event

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07/15/14
Germans Celebrate World Cup Title

Celebrations of Germany's World Cup championship began at 23:36pm German local time on Sunday, "when the final whistle blew in Rio de Janeiro, and will continue until at least Tuesday," according to Stefan Wagstyl of the FINANCIAL TIMES. As Germans went to work on Monday, "cars, lorries and even bic ...

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07/14/14
Rousseff: WC Proved Doubters Wrong

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff said that the country "has proved its doubters wrong by putting on a highly successful World Cup," according to Manuel Martinez of the AP. Concerns that stadiums and airports would not be ready or that protests would disrupt football’s premiere event "dogged Bra ...

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