Featured Story

A-League Refs To Wear Microphones For Final Series, Allowing Viewers More Transparency

04 / 16 / 14

Referees in Australia's A-League "will wear microphones for the end-of-season Finals Series," according to the BBC. TV viewers "will be able to hear referees in five matches," starting on Friday as Melbourne Victory hosts Sydney FC, and in the Grand Final. Referees in both rugby codes "commonly wear...

Read More

Tags: Australia, Media

More Stories

04/05/13
Lagardère Sells 25% Of Amaury Group

France-based media conglomorate Lagardère Group "has sold its 25% stake in French media group Amaury," according to Alexandre Debouté of LE FIGARO. The Amaury Group "bought back the 25% stake that Lagardère held in the company for 13 years" for €91.4M ($117.4M). ...

Tags: Europe, Media

04/04/13
Sky's Champions League Coverage A Hit

German pay-TV channel Sky "has recorded more than 1 million viewers for its broadcast of the Champions League match between Bayern Munich and Juventus," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. A total of 1.12 million viewers tuned in to watch the first leg of the quarterfinal matchup on Tuesday nig ...

Tags: Media, Europe

04/03/13
ARD Denies Accusations By The BBL

German public broadcaster ARD Sports Dir Axel Balkausky "has denied accusations by the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) about too little air time," according to the DPA. Balkausky "pointed to the new contract between ARD/ZDF marketing partner Sport A and the three sports hockey, handball and basketball." ...

Tags: Media, Europe

04/03/13
IIHF World Championship To Air In U.K.

The 2013 Int'l Ice Hockey Federation World Championship will for the first time be broadcast live on TV in the U.K. and Ireland after reaching an agreement with Premier Sports. Premier Sports, which operates on the British Sky platform, will show 20 games of the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championsh ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

04/03/13
Media Notes

Pehla Media & Entertainment will broadcast live all 72 matches of the Indian Premier League's regular season on its CricOne TV channel, "including the four decisive knockout matches" ( GULF NEWS, 4/2 ). ... Heineken launched a new element to its "Road to the Final" TV campaign Tuesday to coi ...

Tags: Media

03/29/13
U.S. Network Fox Soccer To Close

The only U.S. TV network dedicated to football -- Fox Soccer -- will "make way for a new youth entertainment network in September," according to the London GUARDIAN. The rest of Fox Soccer's matches, including Champions League fixtures, "will be transferred to Fox Sports 1," a new sports network to ...

Tags: Media

03/29/13
Perform, Sporting News Brand Team Up

Perform Group and American City Business Journals have struck a major joint venture to combine Perform's U.S. sports assets, including its popular ePlayer sports video service, with ACBJ's Sporting News brand. The new company, Perform Sporting News Limited, will operate under the brand name Spo ...

Tags: Media, North America, United Kingdom

03/28/13
Lineker To Stay At BBC, Takes Pay Cut

Match of the Day anchor Gary Lineker "is understood to have agreed a new deal to keep him at the BBC," according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. Lineker "will have to take a significant drop" in his current £2M ($3M)-a-year contract "due to both cost-cutting across the board and the ...

Tags: United Kingdom, Media

03/28/13
Channel 4 Partners With TalkSport

Channel 4 has partnered with sports radio station TalkSport to "promote its coverage of this year's Grand National race in a multiplatform campaign," according to Louise Ridley of MEDIA WEEK. The activity, planned and bought by OMD UK, "will feature promotions" that aired on TalkSport Tuesday aftern ...

Tags: United Kingdom, Media

03/28/13
M6 Interested In Roland Garros Rights

French free-to-air channel M6 President Nicolas de Tavernost revealed the channel "could be interested" in the media rights to Roland Garros in France, according to L'EXPRESS. The channel is studying "with interest" the next invitation to tender from the French Tennis Federation (FFT). Tavernost sai ...

Tags: Media, Europe

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug