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German Court Issues Injunction Against Sky Deutschland For Bundesliga Promotion

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 28 / 17

Eurosport "won its fight to stop the largest satellite TV service provider in Germany from marketing itself as the exclusive home" of the Bundesliga, after a German court issued an injunction against Sky Deutschland, adding that the satellite service misled consumers, according to Mike Farrell of MU...

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Facebook To Stream Champions League

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06/28/17
Cricket Rights Battle Could Push £1B Mark

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06/28/17
Media Notes

Poland’s Polsat "secured the rights to both the Champions and Europa Leagues for three seasons" from '18-19. It said that the rights "encompass a total of 1,029 matches, or 343 per season, and all methods of distribution, including TV, the internet and mobile devices." The matches will be ...

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06/27/17
Channel Nine To Air NRL Night Matches

Channel Nine plans to simulcast five Saturday night matches in the closing rounds of the National Rugby League season each year in the next broadcast cycle, "but could again miss out on the regular season's most pivotal match despite providing wall-to-wall coverage of this year's finals run-in," acc ...

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06/27/17
Perform, Trinity Mirror, Telegraph Partner Up

Digital sports content company Perform "paired up" with the London Telegraph and Trinity Mirror to "produce bespoke branded content solutions" around the 2018 World Cup in Russia, according to Emily Tan of CAMPAIGN LIVE. The three platforms combined "reach more than 20 million football fans on ...

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06/27/17
St. George Bank To Sponsor ScreenPlay

St. George Bank has become a foundation partner of Channel Seven's esports platform, ScreenPlay, according to Arvind Hickman of AD NEWS. The platform is the "first major push" by an Australian commercial free-to-air TV network into esports. St. George was the first financial institution in Aust ...

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06/27/17
Italy's TIM Gets Mobile Olympic Rights

Italian telecom TIM signed a deal with Discovery to become the “Official Mobile Broadcaster” of the 2018 and 2020 Games, giving it rights to carry Eurovision’s production of the events across Europe via mobile and broadband. In addition to picking up the rights to market with the O ...

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06/27/17
Media Notes

The Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF) awarded the domestic TV rights to the country’s top two football divisions to cable channel Gol TV . Under the deal, which runs from '18-27, the pan-regional network will "show matches from Ecuador’s Primera Categoría Serie A and Serie B ...

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06/26/17
Sky Promises No More Post-Haka Ads

Reaction from rugby fans "forced a u-turn by Sky Television" after it "came under attack" for screening a commercial between the end of the All Blacks' haka and the kickoff of Saturday's first test against the British & Irish Lions, according to the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. Viewers took to Facebook t ...

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Media Notes

German public broadcaster ZDF "is open for partnerships with commercial competitors" to improve its chances in "bidding races for attractive sports rights" after losing the rights for the UEFA Champions League and the Olympic Games  ( BROADBAND TV NEWS, 6/23 ). The Int'l Cricket C ...

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