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European Champions Cup Expected To Have Commercial, Broadcast Deals Done By Sept.

04 / 17 / 14

The architects of the new European Champions Cup rugby tournament "expect to have all commercial and broadcasting deals nailed down by September at the latest," according to Chris Hewett of the London INDEPENDENT. Only then will those "mourning the passing of the Heineken Cup understand why the uphe...

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EPL's Relegated Clubs To Receive $92M

Football clubs relegated from the EPL will receive in excess of £60M ($92M) "over a four-year period from next season," according to the BBC. The EPL has agreed to new parachute payment arrangements, "although it is yet to confirm the exact figure." Clubs relegated to ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

04/18/13
SFL Clubs Make Date For Crunch Talks

Anxious Scottish First Division football clubs will meet next week to hatch a “phoenix plan” in a bid "to salvage the reconstruction of Scottish football from the embers of meltdown Monday," according to Keith Jackson of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Scottish Football League CEO David Longm ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

04/18/13
Ex-Rangers Owner Sells Book, Film Rights

Scottish Third Division side Rangers former Owner Craig Whyte "has agreed to sell the book and film rights to his takeover of the club and its subsequent collapse," according to the SCOTSMAN. Details of the deal "were revealed by a stock exchange announcement by Worthingon Group plc," who have boug ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

04/18/13
Forbes: Real Madrid Most Valuable Team

Real Madrid has surpassed ManU as the most valuable football franchise in Forbes' annual list of The World's Top 20 Most Valuable Soccer Teams. Real Madrid is valued at $3.3B, more than a 76% increase over last year. It becomes the most valuable sports franchise in the world. ManU now ranks No. 2, v ...

Tags: Football, Europe, United Kingdom

04/18/13
Adidas, BBC Renew With British Athletics

Adidas and the BBC "are expected to join the National Lottery and Sainsbury's as new partners of British Athletics, as the governing body ramps up its commercial offering," according to John Reynolds of MARKETING MAGAZINE. British Athletics "unveiled the National Lottery as an event partner for the ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

04/18/13
Cardiff Could Spend $38M On Players

League Championship club Cardiff City's Malaysian Owner Vincent Tan said that the club could spend up to £25M ($38M) "on new players after securing promotion" to the EPL, according to the BANGKOK POST. The Welsh club "will return to the English top flight for the first time in 51 years" after ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

04/17/13
Late FA Cup Kickoff Riles Fans

Tens of thousands of fans "face the prospect of major travel difficulties" after the FA ignored advice from rail operators and announced that next month’s FA Cup Final between Man City and Wigan Athletic would kick off at 5:15pm, according to Ebner & Munnery of the LONDON TIMES. The govern ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

04/17/13
NBC Announces EPL Broadcast Plan

All 380 games of the '13-14 Premier League season will be shown live on NBC Sports Group’s TV and digital properties as well as other NBCUniversal channels. NBC Sports Group’s schedule, which begins Aug. 17, includes live matches on NBC, NBC Sports Network, Telemundo, Mun2, the Premier L ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom, North America

04/17/13
London Marathon Forges Ahead

U.K. Sports Minister Hugh Robertson remains "absolutely confident" Sunday's London Marathon can be kept safe and that the annual race around the streets of the capital should go ahead to "show solidarity with Boston," according to Robin Scott-Elliot of the London INDEPENDENT. Robertson said, "T ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, United Kingdom

04/17/13
Russian Airline To Sponsor ManU

Russian airline Aeroflot is "an unlikely addition" to ManU's global roster of sponsors "in a multi-million-pound contract to be announced this summer," according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. Aeroflot, majority-owned by the Russian government, "will be the official airline of ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

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