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MP & Silva Agrees To NBA Media Rights Deal In Latin America For '14-15 Season

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 02 / 14

MP & Silva has agreed to a partnership with the NBA, which will see it distribute NBA programming across selected territories in Latin America. This new agreement builds on the previous contract to distribute NBA rights in Scandinavia. Under the terms of the new agreement, MP & Silva will di...

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EPL Supporters Unite Over Ticket Row

Supporter groups of Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham "have come together to criticise the Gunners for reducing the ticket allocation for away fans for FA Cup ties at the Emirates," according to Julian Bennetts of the London EVENING STANDARD. The Arsenal Supporters’ Trust, Black Scarf Movement, ...

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Flowers Withdraws Leeds Takeover Bid

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Everton Announces Umbro Partnership

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Charlotte To Host EPL Clubs In Exhibition

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Super League Chiefs Blast TV Deal

Super League rugby side Wigan Warriors Chair Ian Lenagan "has questioned the wisdom" of the league's new TV deal, according to the BBC. The Super League last week revealed a new five-year deal with Sky worth around £200M ($325M), to begin when the current contract expires at the end of '16. Le ...

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Leeds Sponsor Tries To Block Takeover

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UK Sport Strips Funding In Seven Sports

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NFL's Super Bash Takes Over London

On Super Bowl Sunday, London went NFL crazy. Jacksonville Jaguars cheerleaders danced on the stage, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford talked to adoring fans in replica shirts and Jaguars’ players discussed how much they loved London. The NFL’s official Super Bash took place at t ...

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