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

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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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11/20/12
Sky Deutschland Nets Record F1 Ratings

German pay-TV channel Sky Deutschland "set a new season-ratings record with its broadcast of the F1 Grand Prix of the U.S. on Sunday," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. A total of 440,000 viewers watched McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton win the inaugural race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin ...

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11/20/12
Media Notes

German pay-TV channel Motorvision TV "extended its broadcasting deal with NASCAR for another two years." The channel "will live broadcast 25 Sprint Cup Series races a year in '13 and '14." The remaining 13 races "will be shown as a one-hour summary" ( DWDL, 11/19 ). ... German free-to-air TV chann ...

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11/19/12
Del Piero Fuels A-League Broadcast Deal

Australian football's "long-awaited broadcast deal is expected to be announced" Monday, and Football Federation Australia can thank Sydney FC's newest player Alessandro Del Piero "for helping it squeeze every last possible dollar out of Fox Sports and SBS" for a A$39M ($40.4M)-a-year deal, according ...

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11/19/12
IOC Criticizes Cricket Photo Ban

The IOC "has criticised Indian cricket authorities, accusing them of attacking press freedom by preventing photographers from covering games between Indian and England," according to the London TELEGRAPH. IOC Press Commission Chair Kevan Gosper has asked the Int'l Cricket Council "to intervene to al ...

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11/19/12
BCCI Owes TV Channel $21.7M

The Board of Control for Cricket in India will pay more than Rs 120 crore ($21.7M) in damages to Zee Entertainment Enterprises for "arbitrarily" terminating in '07 its five-year contract with the TV channel for telecast rights of India's cricket matches played abroad, according to Dhananjay Mahapatr ...

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11/19/12
Football Tramples F1 Ratings Saturday

German private-TV channel RTL "was unable to rack up big-time numbers for its F1 qualifying broadcast on Saturday, despite German driver Sebastian Vettel's chance to clinch a third consecutive driver's title on Sunday," according to David Grzeschik of QUOTEN METER. RTL obtained a 13.6% market share ...

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11/16/12
IMG Media Partners With Vans

IMG Media has agreed to a deal with Vans to distribute the rights to its events including skateboard and surfing competitions and lifestyle media content developed for Vans’ offthewall.tv digital network depicting action sports, music, art and youth culture. The agreement will see IMG develop ...

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11/16/12
Germany, Netherlands Net Big Ratings

German public broadcaster ARD "attracted more than 10 million viewers to its broadcast of Wednesday's int'l friendly between Germany and the Netherlands," according to Sidney Schering of QUOTENMETER. A total of 10.18 million watched the 0-0 draw between the arch rivals. The game, which started at 8: ...

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11/16/12
Sky Sports May Broadcast F1 In 3D

Sky Sports Managing Dir Barney Francis "wants to introduce 3D to F1 and will have talks" with F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone at the end of the season, according to Kevin Eason of the LONDON TIMES. If the proposal receives the OK, it "could be just the start." Sky's ambitions "could go as far as providing ...

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11/16/12
Media Notes

Recently established cable-TV operator Cable Thai Holding "won the broadcast rights" for EPL games for the next three seasons '13-16, according to the BANGKOK POST. CTH major shareholder Wichai Thongtang said that the company won the rights for not only Thailand, but also Cambodia and Laos, "but he ...

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