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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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TF1 Acquires CL Final Rights In France

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MP & Silva Expands With Paris Office

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01/17/13
TV, Newspaper Ad Revenue Down In '12

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01/17/13
ARD Again With Top Ratings For IHF WC

German public broadcaster ARD "received once again high ratings" with its broadcast of Germany's third group stage game of the Int'l Handball Federation World Championship against Argentina, according to Sidney Schering of QUOTEN METER. However, the numbers "were lower than in the first two games." ...

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01/16/13
Seven Gives V8 Supercars 'Major Haircut'

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Sport1 Acquires WRC Rights For '13

German free-to-air TV channel Sport1 "has acquired an extensive rights package for the '13 World Rally Championship season," according to MOTORSPORT TOTAL. The agreement between the channel and the WRC promoter, a joint-venture of sportsman media and Red Bull Media House, "runs only for one year and ...

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Sky In Talks With Vodafone About IPTV

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STAR Sports Names New Ambassador

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Premier League Chair David Richards will assist the FA of Thailand "during negotiations over the broadcast rights to the Thai Premier League." FAT President Worawi Makudi said that the TPL "will be seeking a three-year deal, beginning in '14, worth at least" 600M baht ($19.9M) annually. Negotiations ...

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