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Football Federation Of Belarus Signs Five-Year Deal With Data Provider Sportradar

04 / 25 / 14

Sports data provider Sportradar has signed a five-year deal with the Football Federation of Belarus (BFF) "to become the official data partner of the governing body," according to GAMING INTELLIGENCE. Sportradar signed the deal with the BFF’s commercial rights holder, Sports Tube LLC, and "has...

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Qatar MotoGP Thriller Racks Up Viewers

As the 2013 MotoGP World Championship kicked off Sunday in Qatar, audiences in numerous key markets reached some noteworthy numbers, according to MotoGP. Spanish TV saw its Tele5 broadcast "increase by a whopping 44.6% over last year’s audience for the race with 4.5 million viewers, with a pea ...

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04/10/13
Japan's NHK To Demo 'Super Hi-Vision'

Japanese broadcaster NHK plans to "record its 'Super Hi-Vision' 8K coverage of the figure skating and opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia, in 2014 and to begin domestic 8K satellite tests to coincide with the 2016 Summer Games hosted in Rio," according to Giardina & Pennin ...

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04/09/13
BSkyB Under Fire For Refusing BT Ads

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04/09/13
Sky's Bundesliga Broadcast Sets Record

German pay-TV channel Sky "set a new viewership record with its broadcast of the Bundesliga on Saturday afternoon," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. A total of 1.45 million viewers tuned in on Saturday to watch one of the five individual games, which started at 3:30pm German time, or Sky's simul ...

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04/09/13
Media Notes

The final series of the Geman Hockey League (DEL) will air live on free-to-air TV channel ServusTV as well as online on www.laola1.tv. In cooperation with the two DEL media parterns, bild.de and sportbild.de will also broadcast the final series online. The Axel Springer AG, with owns both websites, ...

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04/08/13
Grand National Draws Viewers, Criticism

More than 8 million viewers "watched Channel 4's first ever Grand National," according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. The figure was 2 million down from the BBC's final race last year, but "in line with previous years." A peak audience of 8.9 million tuned in five minutes into the race at 4: ...

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04/08/13
Bundesliga With Top Ratings On ARD, ZDF

German public broadcaster ARD "recorded top ratings for its Bundesliga highlight show 'Sportschau' on Saturday evening," according to David Grzeschik of QUOTENMETER. A total of 5.71 million viewers tuned in "to watch the first free-to-air TV footage of the game between Bayern Munich and Eintracht Fr ...

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04/08/13
Media Notes

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04/05/13
Champions League Tops On ZDF, Sky

German public broadcaster ZDF "has received high ratings for its broadcast of the Champions League quarterfinal match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Malaga," according to Fabian Riedner of QUOTENMETER. An average of 9.58 million viewers tuned in on Wednesday night to watch the first leg of the qua ...

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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). ...

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