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New Zealand Rugby Union, Sky TV Sign 'Conditional' Deal For Broadcast Rights

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 24 / 14

The New Zealand Rugby Union and Sky TV signed "a conditional five-year deal for broadcasting rights from 2016," according to Greg Stutchbury of REUTERS. A final agreement is expected to be signed off by the end of November. NZRU CEO Steve Tew said that no financial details were disclosed "due to the...

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Nöra BlueCube Gets World Cup Contract

British company Nöra BlueCube has won the contract to supply the seats for the Castelão stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil, according to PORTAL2014.org.br. The company will start installing the seats in the 64,000-seat World Cup stadium this month. The intention of Nöra BlueCube is to fur ...

Tags: Brazil, FIFA World Cup, Facilities

Vero To Lead Rio 2016 Communications

Vero communications and its Brazilian partner agencies have been called in by infrastructure and architecture firm AECOM to lead its communications around its work building the Rio 2016 Olympic Park, according to Lynsey Barber of PR WEEK. Vero’s Brazilian subsidiary MLA True Communications and ...

Tags: Brazil, Marketing and Sponsorship

FIFA, LOC Worry About Drainage Systems

The possible impact of "unexpected torrential rains" is preoccupying 2014 FIFA World Cup organizers, according to Rodrigo Mattos of UOL.com.br. With the majority of World Cup host stadiums more than halfway finished, the Local Organizing Committee has turned its focus to the "important matters in th ...

Tags: Brazil, FIFA World Cup, Events and Attractions

São Paulo Spending More On Players

Brasileiro club São Paulo has changed its strategy "and invested R$45M ($22M)" in reinforcements this year, according to Marcelo Prado of GLOBO ESPORTE. In addition to the signing of Paulo Henrique Ganso from Santos, which was the highest transfer fee in Brazilian football, the club has signe ...

Tags: Brazil, International Football

CBF To Review Deals Under Teixeira

The Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) "has changed its position" and said that it will examine all the contracts signed during the Teixeira era, according to Rodrigo Mattos of UOL.com.br. CBF President José Maria Marin "promised to examine" all the contracts signed by the CBF in relation to ...

Tags: Brazil, Leagues and Governing Bodies

Stadium Financing Causes Row

The São Paulo state government "gave up on financing mobile bleachers in Itaquerão," the new Corinthians stadium that is set to host the opening game of the 2014 World Cup, according to UOL.com.br. The club will now have to "search the market for a private sponsor" that will provide th ...

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FIFA Receives More Than 130,000 Applications

The FIFA volunteer program received 130,919 applications to work the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, according to PORTAL2014.org.br. The number "almost doubles" the 2010 World Cup in South Africa (70,000) and "almost triples" the 2006 World Cup in Germany (48,000). FIFA revealed that 52% (68,040) of appli ...

Tags: Brazil, Leagues and Governing Bodies, FIFA World Cup, FIFA Confederations Cup

World Cup to Have Half-Price Tickets

For the second time in the history of the FIFA World Cup, the event will have a "system with half price tickets," according to Rodrigo Mattos of UOL.com.br. Between Oct. 16-19, FIFA will divulge the policy regarding tickets for the 2014 World Cup and 2013 Confederations Cup, which will include half ...

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Brazil Approves $105M Tourism Plan

The Brazilian federal government approved a R$212.4M ($104.6M) Plano de Turismo (Tourism Plan) for the 2014 World Cup, according to PORTAL2014.org.br. The money will be spread across the 12 World Cup host cities. The largest investment will go to Rio de Janeiro, which will receive R$25.9M ($12.8M) ( ...

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Some Seleção Sponsors Unrecognizable

Consulting agency Stochos Sports & Entertainment conducted a study revealing that 40.5% of Brazilians "do not associate any brand" with the Brazilian national football team, according to Cris Simon of EXAME.com. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has 13 partners: Nike, Ambev, Itaú ...

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