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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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Heineken Organizers Withhold Payment

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Football League Demands Leeds Answers

The Football League has asked League Championship side Leeds United prospective owner Massimo Cellino and Gulf Finance House "to answer a fresh list of questions" relating to his club takeover "with a decision on the Italian’s buy-out set to run beyond the end this week," according to the YORK ...

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Former England Manager Hoddle Joins ITV

ITV Sport has "signed up" former England Manager Glenn Hoddle to be its future pundit for England matches and be part of its World Cup team in Brazil, according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. Hoddle "will start his new role on ITV's coverage of England's friendly against Denmark on March ...

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Brett Joins Lawn Tennis Association

Australian tennis coach BOB BRETT , who was interviewed for the post of Lawn Tennis Association performance director 11 years ago, "has been recruited by the governing body to report on the quality of coaching at Britain’s higher establishments," according to Neil Harman of the LONDON TIMES ...

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Report: McMahon Eying Newcastle Bid

World Wrestling Entertainment Owner Vince McMahon "has been linked with a shock move" to take full ownership of EPL side Newcastle United in "what would be one of the biggest shocks to world football ever seen," according to the London INDEPENDENT. Citing a story on the British website www.winnerspo ...

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Williams Partners With Petrobras

Williams signed a new multi-year partnership agreement with Brazilian multi-national energy company Petrobras. This new agreement will see the Williams and Petrobras technical collaboration continue as the two parties work together to develop a new specialist motorsport fuel for use by the team, sta ...

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Football Clubs Eye Property Development

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Spurs Expand To Far East With AIA Deal

AIA CEO Mark Tucker -- "a hell-bent, die-hard, all-consuming Chelsea fan" -- now longs for EPL side Tottenham to win the Champions League, according to Leo Lewis of the LONDON TIMES. With Tottenham Chair Daniel Levy sitting at his side, Tucker said, "It chokes me to say it." At a visceral level, "th ...

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Sky Pricing Decision To Be Re-Examined

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Sky Wins U.K. Rights To IPL Twenty20

Sky has secured exclusive U.K. live TV rights to the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket competition, "currently broadcast by ITV4, from 2015," according to Jason Deans of the London GUARDIAN. Under the three-year deal, Sky Sports "will broadcast 60 live IPL matches each season from next year." T ...

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