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Polish Football Side Stomil Olsztyn Lines Up New Investor To Save Club

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 26 / 15

Polish football club Stomil Olsztyn "is close to bringing on board a new investor with the aim of putting club's finances into order and prevent the club going bankrupt," according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. CEO Robert Kildanowicz: "There is an entity which wants to invest in St...

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Juventus-Madrid Draws 7.1M Viewers

More than 7 million viewers tuned into Tuesday's Real Madrid-Juventus matchup in the Champions League, which ended in a 2-2 draw, on Spanish broadcaster TVE's La 1, according to EP. The match drew the most viewers of any Champions League broadcast this season and recorded a 36.3% market share ( EP, ...

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Marathon Nets Low Eurosport Ratings

Pan-European broadcaster Eurosport "recorded low ratings for its broadcast of Sunday's New York City Marathon," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. An average of 150,000 viewers tuned in starting at 3:30pm. The two-and-a-half-hour live broadcast obtained a 0.8% market share. In the target demograph ...

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STAR Unifies Branding For Sports

STAR TV India is putting in "a substantial" Rs 20,000 crore ($3.2B) in the next three to five years to "revamp its sports channel offerings," according to Surajeet Das Gupta of the India BUSINESS STANDARD. STAR is "not just content buying expensive broadcasting rights." For one, it "wants to develop ...

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Slim Sells Winter Olympic TV Rights

Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim's telecom company América Móvil has agreed to sell the exclusive Mexican broadcast rights of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games "to government-owned television channel Canal 22," according to Dolia Estevez of FORBES. Slim's spokesperson, Arturo Elias Ayub, de ...

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Arsenal Reaches 3M Twitter Followers

Arsenal has become the first sports team in the U.K. "to reach three million followers on Twitter," according to FC BUSINESS. Launched in '09, Arsenal's official account has become one of the club's primary communication channels "with its worldwide supporter base." Over the course of the ...

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Bundesliga, F1 Rate High On Sky

German pay-TV channel Sky "has recorded top ratings with its Bundesliga and F1 broadcasts," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. On Friday evening, Sky aired the Bundesliga game between Dortmund and Stuttgart. Dortmund's 6-1 victory attracted an average of 750,000 viewers and had a 2.3% market s ...

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SPFL Agree To China Broadcast Deal

Scottish football "will be screened live" to up to 60 million TV viewers in China "as part of a long-term deal" which is expected to bring in £2M ($3.1M) a year to clubs, according to Fraser Wilson of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The Scottish Professional Football League "has announced a broadca ...

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Fairfax Secures Cricket Broadcast Rights

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Chase For Viewers Puts F1 At Crossroads

The F1 season "has come to resemble a car at the back of the grid: fast-moving but prone to technical problems and in need of something new and exciting," according to Blitz & Allen of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel’s victory at last weekend’s Indian Grand Prix ...

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FIFA Club World Cup On German TV

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