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Constitutional Judge Backs Bremen State Senate's Proposal Regarding Security Costs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 30 / 14

German constitutional judge Peter Müller "has backed the Bremen State Senate in its dispute with the German Football Federation (DFB) and the German Football League (DFL) regarding the financing of police operations ," according to the DPA. Müller said, "Sanction does not replace discussi...

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04/22/13
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World Snooker Chair Barry Hearn has lodged a complaint with the BBC "after it pulled the plug on coverage of Ronnie O'Sullivan's opening Crucible match on Saturday night when victory was in sight" ( PA, 4/21 ). ... Riedel Communications has been named the official radio communications serv ...

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04/19/13
Spain Planning Law For TV Bargaining

Spain Secretary for Sport Miguel Cardenal said that a new Spanish sports law "will include an obligation for football clubs to negotiate the sale of television rights collectively as in other major European leagues," according to Iain Rogers of REUTERS. The legislation, to be presented toward the en ...

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04/19/13
Sky Adds David Beckham As Ambassador

Sky Sports has announced David Beckham as its new ambassador, which will see the footballer encourage grassroots sport and participation across the U.K. Beckham will also be featured in advertisements to promote Sky Sports. Beckham teams up with Sky sporting icons such as Olympic Gold Medal heptathl ...

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04/19/13
Formula E Partners With MP & Silva

The FIA Formula E Championship has appointed int'l media rights company MP & Silva to act as its exclusive partners in devising and implementing its media and broadcasting strategy. The partnership forms part of a long-term commitment from both parties that will ensure a launch for its new city- ...

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04/19/13
Star Bets Big On Sports Growth

When Star India paid the Board of Control for Cricket in India $770M last year for int'l cricket media rights for domesitc matches, it showed that it was becoming "unusually aggressive in chasing the sports business," according to Vanita Kohli-Khandekar of the BUSINESS STANDARD. The deal covere ...

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04/19/13
Mediaset España Gets Int'l Hoops Rights

Spanish communications group Mediaset España has reached a broadcasting agreement with FIBA for the EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia, the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain and the EuroBasket 2015 in Ukraine, according to the AS. Viewers "will be able to follow these major international tourn ...

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04/19/13
ARD Nets High Ratings For DFB-Pokal Semi

German public broadcaster ARD "has recorded high ratings with its broadcast of the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) semifinal match between VfB Stuttgart and SC Freiburg," according to Kevin Kyburz of QUOTENMETER. An average of 7.03 million viewers tuned in to watch Stuttgart's 2-1 victory on Wednesday night. ...

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04/18/13
IMG, SRG Extend Tour De Suisse Contract

Swiss broadcasting corporation SRG has secured all media rights for the Tour de Suisse until '14. Tour de Suisse will still be available to view free-to-air for the next two years. SRG is planning to continue broadcasting the Tour de Suisse on all three national TV channels: Schweizer Radio und Fern ...

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04/18/13
Ex-Rangers Owner Sells Book, Film Rights

Scottish Third Division side Rangers former Owner Craig Whyte "has agreed to sell the book and film rights to his takeover of the club and its subsequent collapse," according to the SCOTSMAN. Details of the deal "were revealed by a stock exchange announcement by Worthingon Group plc," who have boug ...

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04/18/13
DT Marketing Focus In On Sports

German telecoms company Deutsche Telekom has been a fixture in the sports sponsorship world for more than two decades. From Team Tekekom's magenta-colored equipe in the Tour de France to its title sponsorship of Germany's biggest football club, Bayern Munich, the Bonn-based company has turned to spo ...

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