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Constitutional Judge Backs Bremen State Senate's Proposal Regarding Security Costs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 30 / 14

German constitutional judge Peter Müller "has backed the Bremen State Senate in its dispute with the German Football Federation (DFB) and the German Football League (DFL) regarding the financing of police operations ," according to the DPA. Müller said, "Sanction does not replace discussi...

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Coe Pulls Out Of BBC Trust Race

British Olympic Association Chair Sebastian Coe "will not become the next chairman of the BBC Trust, despite being the Government’s preferred candidate," according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. Coe "decided to withdraw his candidacy before the interview stage," so that he can bid t ...

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07/30/14
BT Sport Continues To Invest In Football

BT Sport "continues to invest in its football coverage ahead of the new Premier League season starting next month," according to Arif Durrani of MEDIA WEEK. Former ManU and England player Paul Scholes "has signed a four-year deal to become a pundit for BT Sport." BT Sport also "extended its deal as ...

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07/30/14
TVC Deportes To Carry 20 Copa MX Games

Mexican broadcaster TVC Deportes will broadcast 20 matches during the Copa MX domestic tournament starting next Tuesday, according to LA AFICION. The broadcaster will carry the games involving Copa MX groups 5 and 7, which will include Liga MX sides Monarcas Morelia, Puebla, Veracruz and Chiapas, as ...

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07/30/14
Media Notes

U.S. football goalie Tim Howard "will keep doubling as an English Premier League goalkeeper and TV announcer." Howard "will work up to 10 games for NBC Sports Group during the upcoming season" on days his EPL team, Everton, is not playing. He "will either serve as a game commentator in the booth or ...

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07/29/14
Tour De France Ratings Lower Than In '13

Pan-European broadcaster Eurosport "attracted fewer viewers to its coverage of the Tour de France than in '13," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. Eurosport attracted an average of 340,000 viewers to its broadcast of the Tour de France in Germany. Last year, the channel's tour coverage attracted m ...

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07/28/14
British Pubs Turn Away From Live Sports

Pub companies and landlords "are turning their back on live sport as a magnet for attracting customers and darkening their TVs instead, signalling the decline in a relationship that was integral to the development of the Premier League and Sky," according to Blitz & Mance of the FINANCIAL TIMES. ...

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07/28/14
Scottish Football Viewing Figures Double

Viewing figures for Scottish football "have nearly doubled" since the Scottish Professional Football League came into being, according to the Scotland DAILY RECORD. While "the exact numbers for last season are being kept under wraps for the moment," it is understood they "were almost twice as high a ...

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07/28/14
Telekom Cup Records Top Ratings On Sat.1

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Univ. Guadalajara Finalizes Broadcast Deal

On Friday, Liga MX side Universidad de Guadalajara signed its broadcast deal with Uno TV , which is owned by Carlos Slim's América Móvil, according to LA AFICION. With this agreement, the club's games will be "broadcast globally on the Internet through Uno TV and on Dish." Univ. de Gu ...

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07/25/14
Crowdlending To Finance Nowitzki Doc

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