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Gaza Protestors Attack Israeli Premier League Side Maccabi Haifa In Austria

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 25 / 14

Protesters against Israel's military offensive in Gaza attacked Israeli football players "at a friendly match in Austria on Wednesday evening, stopping play five minutes before the end," according to Georgina Prodhan of REUTERS. Salzburg police said on Thursday that around 20 people with flags and p...

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ICC To Webcast World Cricket Matches

The Int'l Cricket Council "hopes cyberspace will help them attract 'tens of thousands' of viewers to a level of the sport which has previously struggled for exposure of any sort," according to Paul Radley of THE NATIONAL.The Dubai-based ruling body "will stream live on its website 16 matches from th ...

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Telecom Italia Sells La7 For Only $1.3M

Telecom Italia Media said Monday that it "would sell its control of La7," Italy’s smallest national TV network, to Cairo Communications, while at the same time revealing financial results that "showed an increase in viewership numbers by far weaker financials," according to Eric J. Lyman of th ...

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Sky Scores High Ratings With Football

German pay-TV channel Sky "received high ratings" with its broadcasts of Monday night's 2nd Bundesliga and Premier League games, according to Timo Nöthling of QUOTEN METER. A total of 160,000 viewers tuned in to watch the 2nd Bundesliga game between MSV Duisburg and Eintracht Braunschweig, whic ...

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Premier League Appoints Data Partner

The Premier League, along with three of the U.K.’s professional football Leagues (The Football League, the Scottish Premier League and the Scottish Football League) have appointed Opta as their official media data collection and distribution partner for three seasons commencing with the '13-14 ...

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Sky Nets Double-Digit Bundesliga Ratings

German pay-TV channel Sky "obtained a double-digit market share with its simulcast of Saturday's Bundesliga games," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. A total of 1.16 million viewers tuned in on Saturday afternoon. In the target age demographic of 14-49, Sky recorded a 10.9% market share. The matc ...

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Media Notes

Italian pay-TV channel Sky Italia has hired Sarah Winkhaus from German pay-TV channel Sky "to support its F1 coverage team." Winkhaus "will become the main presenter of Sky Italia's new channel Sky Sport F1 HD" and report live from all 19 races of the '13 season together with former-F1 driver Jacq ...

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Channel Nine Brings Spidercam to NRL

Australian Rugby League "lovers will get a swooping bird's eye view" as Channel Nine introduces Spidercam to league coverage this season, with "the cutting-edge camera to take fans directly above scrums and play-the-balls," according to Ben Dorries of the COURIER-MAIL. Nine indicated it wo ...

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BSkyB In Talks About Cycling Series

Three people familiar with the situation said that BSkyB is in talks about "becoming a partner in a new cycling championship involving most of the teams that compete in the Tour de France," according to Duff & Panja of BLOOMBERG. The U.K.'s biggest pay-TV provider "wants to increase its bet on c ...

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NBC, ID Partner To Produce Pistorius Docu

The desire "to produce a quick documentary on Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius and the shooting death of his live-in girlfriend has led to a new partnership between two television networks," according to the AP. The Investigation Discovery Network on Sunday will premiere a special, "Beauty & The B ...

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DFB Pokal Games Top On ARD, Sky

German public broadcaster ARD "has recorded Wednesday's top rating" with its broadcast of the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) matchup between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, according to Sidney Schering of QUOTEN METER. A total of 11.45 million viewers tuned in to watch Wednesday's quarterfinal match. T ...

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