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Dyke Says FA Will Not Bid For FIFA Events As Long As Blatter Is In Power

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 23 / 14

Sepp Blatter’s power over FIFA is like that of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, according to FA Chair Greg Dyke, who has called on football’s int'l governing body to introduce fixed terms of office for FIFA’s top execs and said the FA will not bid to host FIFA tournaments as long...

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ASO, France Télévisions Sign New Deal

Amaury Sport Organisation and French public national TV broadcaster France Télévisions have signed a partnership agreement through '20 for the broadcasting of events organized by ASO, including the Tour de France. The partnership makes France Télévisions the official broa ...

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ZDF Tops Last Year's Ratings In CL

German public broadcaster ZDF "has recorded top ratings for its broadcast of the second Champions League semifinal between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. An average of 13.7 million viewers tuned in to watch Dortmund's 4-1 victory on Wednesday night. In c ...

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German free-to-air TV channels kabel eins and Sat.1 "will show the U21 European Championship from Israel" in June. The first game will be the Group B matchup between Germany and the Netherlands on June 6 at 8:15pm German time ( DWDL, 4/24 ). ... Energized by sponsors Bacchus, the multipurpose indo ...

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Virgin Media Secures Sky Sports Deal

Virgin Media "has secured the Sky Sports channels for the coming year, piling further pressure on BT to do a deal with the satellite broadcaster before the next football season begins in August," according to Juliette Garside of the London GUARDIAN. Virgin Media's agreement to carry Sky Sports 1 and ...

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Q&A With ARD Sport Dir Axel Balkausky

German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF have always carried the top sporting events such as FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championships and Olympic Games on their portfolios of channels. With the emergence of private and pay-TV channels, public broadcasters could lose those top events, as they c ...

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A-League Final Sets Ratings Record

Football Federation Australia "has been boosted" by the news that the A-League Grand Final "delivered record television ratings for broadcast partner Fox Sports," according to SOCCEREX. The A-League Grand Final on Sunday, in which the Central Coast Mariners defeated Western Sydney 2-0, dre ...

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Sky Sets New Record With CL Semifinal

German pay-TV channel Sky "set a new record with its broadcast of Tuesday's Champions League semifinal first leg between Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. An average of 1.54 million viewers tuned in to watch Bayern dismantle Barcelona in the first leg of the s ...

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Investor Cancels Loans To 1860 Munich

Second Bundesliga 1860 Munich investor Hasan Ismaik "has come through with his threats and canceled all his loans to the club with immediate effect," according to the SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG. Without Ismaik's loans "the club will likely have to file for bankruptcy." In a letter to the club, Ismaik ...

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Sat.1 Obtains Average FedCup Ratings

German free-to-air TV channel Sat.1 "recorded okay ratings for its first tennis broadcast last weekend," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. On Saturday, the two FedCup singles between Germany and Serbia each obtained a 0.2% market share in the target demographic 14-49. Starting at 4:36pm German ti ...

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Al Jazeera Interested In Tennis Channel

Al Jazeera is "eyeing the Tennis Channel as it looks to become a player" in the U.S. sports market, according to Claire Atkinson of the N.Y. POST. The Tennis Channel would "add to Al Jazeera’s growing collection of niche cable channels." A group of private equity firms, "including Apollo, Bain ...

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