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ESPN Prepares To Tell 'Full Story' Of Brazil World Cup, Will Spotlight Mexico, Brazil

04 / 17 / 14

ESPN's World Cup Coverage By The Numbers 2 – host sets at Clube dos Marimbas used by ESPN and ESPN International. 15 – World Cup rosters for English-language TV pundits. 25 – cameras at host set location. 29 – English-language on-air com...

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EPL Sees Uptick In Worldwide Value

Overseas TV rights are becoming "an increasingly important part of the growing wealth" of the Premier League, and in particular its top clubs, according to Jonathan Dyson of the London INDEPENDENT. Although negotiations over these rights for the next three-year cycle, starting in the '13-14 season, ...

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ONE World Partners With Yomiuri Giants

English-language network ONE World Sports has entered into a licensing agreement with free-to-air broadcaster Nippon Television Network Corp. to bring Japanese baseball team Yomiuri Giants to fans in North America. The Yomiuri Giants are the reigning champions of the Nippon Professional Baseball lea ...

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Canal+ Acquires F1 Rights In France

In France, pay-TV group Canal+ has acquired the media rights to F1 for €29M ($38.7M) annually, according to L'EQUIPE. The news "will strike the F1 world like a small earthquake" after free-to-air channel TF1 had held the rights since '92. The contract is for three years and will go into effect ...

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Channel 4 Adds 'Another Milestone'

Channel 4 is building "on the success of last year's London Paralympic Games to secure a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Rio de Janeiro" in '16, according to Arif Durrani of CAMPAIGN LIVE. Winning the TV rights for the Paralympics in Brazil and the Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia in '14 "is another m ...

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ZDF Scores Top Ratings With CL

German public broadcaster ZDF "obtained Wednesday's top rating" with its broadcast of the Champions League round of 16 matchup between Borussia Dortmund and Shakhtar Donetsk, according Manuel Weis of QUOTEN METER. The game, which started at 8:20pm German time, was watched by 7.52 million viewers. Th ...

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Media Blackout Has Aussie Fans In Dark

Australian publishers "are fuming" that they will have to restrict coverage of their national team's tour of India because of "unusually harsh demands from Indian cricket administrators," according to Jesse Hogan of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Less than a week after ABC Radio confirmed it would have ...

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Wrestling Moves From Sky To Sport1

Total Nonstop Action Impact Wrestling "has found a new home on German TV and will switch from pay-TV channel Sky to free-to-air TV channel Sport1," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTEN METER. The first episode of the weekly "TNA Impact Wresting" show on Sport1 will air on March 6 at 10pm German time a ...

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Lagardère Sues Vivendi For $2.16B

French media group Lagardère has filed a €1.6B ($2.16B) lawsuit against media and telecom company Vivendi, according to Renault & Gonzales of LE FIGARO. The lawsuit stems from a dispute over the two companies' Canal+ France pay-TV venture. After "years of bitter negotiations" wh ...

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Media Notes

In France, pay-TV channel Canal+'s broadcast of the Champions League round of 16 matchup between Ligue 1 Paris St. Germain and La Liga Valencia was watched by 1.7 million viewers for a 28% share ( OZAP, 2/13 ). ... The Premier League has awarded TV rights in Turkey to Saran Media. The deal include ...

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Gus Johnson Makes Football Debut

Fox Soccer "will take a leap of faith" when it introduces new play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson for Wednesday’s Champions League match at the Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid, according to Jack Bell of the N.Y. TIMES soccer blog Goal. In Madrid, Johnson, 45, "will work in the booth with War ...

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