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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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Poland's TVP Reaches Deal With UEFA

Polish public broadcaster TVP entered into an agreement with UEFA that "confirms the purchase of exclusive media rights to the most important football events" in the period '18-22, according to Chris Dziadul of BROADBAND TV NEWS. TVP "won a tender for the rights that was announced by UEFA" and ...

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BBC Pledges For More Women On-Air

The BBC has pledged that women "will make up half the people who appear on its TV and radio stations and in leading on-screen roles by 2020," according to John Plunkett of the London GUARDIAN. The promise was made on Friday as part of a new package of diversity measures, and "follows criticism that ...

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German Cup Match Draws More Than 9M

German public broadcaster ARD recorded more than 9 million viewers for its broadcast of the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) match between Hertha Berlin and Borussia Dortmund, according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. Dortmund's 3-0 victory on Wednesday drew 9.09 million viewers. The number translated into a m ...

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MLS Expands TV Presence In Asia

MLS has further expanded its Asian broadcast portfolio, signing a new two-year deal with Japan’s Fuji TV, and expanding its existing deal with China’s Le Sports. Fuji TV will now broadcast two MLS regular-season matches per week, as well as select MLS playoff games and MLS Cup. The leagu ...

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Streaming Considered 'Time Bomb'

Live streaming of sport is the "ticking time bomb" facing broadcasters across the world, according to Omar Oakes of CAMPAIGN LIVE. An advertising panel "heard that major global competitions have ballooned in value," such as the Premier League, which commands "overseas rights dwarfing that" of t ...

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Mediaset To Fight $58M Fine

Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset said that it would appeal after being fined more than €50M ($56.5M) by Italy's antitrust authority for "breaching competition laws" during the '14 sale of football TV rights, according to Jewkes & Segreti of REUTERS. The competition watchd ...

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BT Sport May Air CL Final On YouTube

BT Sport is considering broadcasting its exclusive live coverage of the Champions League final "on social media platform YouTube to boost viewing figures," according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. European club football’s flagship occasion will also be shown on BT’s Freeview c ...

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NBA, Econet Media Bring NBA To Africa

The NBA and multinational telecom Econet announced a multi-year partnership to provide the most expansive NBA coverage ever across sub-Saharan Africa. The new deal represents the largest one ever for the NBA in Africa and will include NBA content across Econet Media's TV, Internet and mobile assets, ...

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Media Notes

The BBC agreed to a three-year deal to show the London Marathon until '21. Under the agreement, the broadcaster will hold exclusive U.K. TV, radio and digital rights to the race. Having televised every London Marathon since the event's inception in '81, the BBC's coverage will continue up to and ...

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Optus Partners With Paralympics Team

Optus has become the "official telecommunications partner" for the Australian Paralympic team under a new 10-year sponsorship deal, according to Corinne Reichert of ZDNET. The deal "will see Optus sponsor the Australian team through the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016, Tokyo 2020, and 2024, as well as ...

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