Featured Story

Higher World Cup Rights Fees, Fewer Viewers Leave Japanese Broadcasters In Red

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 22 / 14

Japan's broadcasters failed to make the World Cup pay off following a 60% jump in rights fees, uneven ratings and an underperforming national team. The TV rights for the World Cup are negotiated by the Japan Consortium, consisting of public broadcaster NHK and the five major commercial networks: NTV...

Read More

Tags: Media, Japan

More Stories

BP Set For BOA, Commonwealth Deal

BP is "set to sign a major sponsorship deal" which will run across the British Olympic Association, British Paralympic Association and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, according to John Reynolds of MARKETING MAGAZINE. The deal is "set to be announced in the coming weeks." It follows BP’s s ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

Amaechi: Coming Out In EPL Challenging

Former English basketball player JOHN AMAECHI said that it "is easier for a gay sportsman to come out in the NBA than it would be in the Premier League," according to Sarah Ebner of the LONDON TIMES. Amaechi, who had two spells in the NBA between '95 and '03, "revealed that he had been in con ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, North America, United Kingdom

Aldershot Fails To Pay Players For April

League Two side Aldershot Town has "failed to pay players their wages for April," according to the BBC. Directors of the club, which was relegated from League Two last weekend, "held an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss the financial position." Chair Shahid Azeem said that "the situation ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

Bradford Gets '14 Super League License

English Super League side Bradford Bulls said any doubt over their future has been ''killed off'' after the club was granted a new Super League license for the '14 season, according to the LONDON TIMES. The Yorkshire club was "given only a 12-month provisional licence last September after being take ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

Black Caviar Trainer Fires Back

Verbal warfare "has broken out" between Australian trainers and their British counterparts over accusations that Black Caviar and other Royal Ascot winners from Down Under "may have been given steroids during their career," according to J.A. McGrath of the London TELEGRAPH. An "emotive peak in this ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom, Australia

Man City's MLS Pursuit Could Help Brand

Man City Owner Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan's pursuit of the N.Y.-based Major League Soccer franchise points toward "the true objective of Abu Dhabi's sporting portfolio," according to Mark Ogden of the London TELEGRAPH. Abu Dhabi and Man City have "been a huge success story" since Sheikh Mansour bou ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

'Clumsy' Blatter Cleared Of Misconduct

A long-awaited report said that FIFA President Sepp Blatter "has been cleared of misconduct" in his handling of a multimillion-dollar bribery scandal despite being "clumsy," according to Ashling O'Connor of the LONDON TIMES. Although the report clears Blatter, the findings "have prompted fresh calls ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom, Europe

PSG Confident Of Landing Wenger

Ligue 1 club Paris St. Germain’s Qatari owners "are confident that they can prise" Arsenal Manager Arsène Wenger from the last year of his contract to become their new manager when current Manager Carlo Ancelotti leaves at the end of the season, according to Paul Hayward of the London T ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

BT Sport To Fine Production Companies

BT Sport, which paid £738M ($1.1B) for Premier League rights, has "imposed remarkable financial penalties" on its TV production partners "if they miss a goal or even a corner next season," according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. The clauses Sunset+Vine had to agree to for the produ ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

Whyte Allegedly Kept Cash From Rangers

Scottish Third Division Rangers captain LEE MCCULLOCH revealed that concerns over former club Owner  CRAIG WHYTE 's competency at running the club "had arisen just two months into his tenure," according to the SCOTSMAN. Writing in his autobiography, McCulloch "claims that Whyte held back" &p ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, United Kingdom

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug