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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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ESPN STAR To Lanuch New Channel

ESPN STAR Sports is "set to launch a new channel, especially for the Indian sub-continent keeping in mind the growing need of the Indian sports fans," according to the PTI. The new channel -- STAR Sports 2 -- will be officially launched on Monday and "will showcase live and non-live events across sp ...

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Chinese New Year Big Score For NBA

The NBA's second Chinese New Year celebration reached a total of 107 million fans on TV and digital media, an increase of more than 11% compared to last year. The '13 celebration featured a record of 23 live games over eight days from Feb. 7-14. Five NBA teams hosted in-arena celebrations celebratin ...

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Sky Sports Agrees To Darts Deal

Sky Sports has agreed to a new rights deal with the Professional Darts Corporation that "will take their partnership into its 25th year," according to Andrew Laughlin of DIGITAL SPY. Under the new five-year deal, Sky Sports viewers will get "over 50 days of live and exclusive darts throughout the ye ...

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PSL Partners With Mobile Operator 8ta

Telkom powered mobile phone operator 8ta will be the official mobile partner of South Africa's Premier Soccer League for the next five years, according to VENTURES AFRICA. The agreement "covers all mobile voice and data products" to be used by the PSL under the 8ta’s “081 prefix” a ...

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Senator Calls For Ban Of Alcohol Ads

An Australian Greens senator "pushing for gambling advertising to be banned" in the Australian Football League, also "wants the promotion of alcohol to be outlawed in sports broadcasts," according to Adam Cooper of THE AGE. Greens spokesperson Richard Di Natale said that "a loophole in broadcasting ...

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Champions League Hits 5-Year High

ITV's coverage of ManU being knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid "attracted an average of 10 million viewers" in the U.K. Tuesday, according to John Plunkett of the London GUARDIAN. It was "the most-watched Champions League match on ITV" since 11.1 million people watched ManU beat Che ...

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NRL, Sky Reaches Last-Minute Deal

Less than 24 hours out from the start of the competition, the National Rugby League and Sky "have agreed in principle on a new broadcast deal," according to the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. The NRL Premiership, U20's competition and State of Origin "will all be shown on Sky." It is "not known how long the de ...

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Eurosport Signs Three-Year Cycling Deal

Pan-European sports broadcaster Eurosport "has reached a new three-year agreement with Italian media company RCS Sport regarding its cycling events," according to Patricia Schätzler of QUOTEN METER. As part of the deal, Eurosport "will receive the TV rights for the Giro d'Italia and four other ...

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BBC Announces F1 Coverage Plans

F1 practice sessions which air live on BBC will also be shown live on network TV, according to the BBC. There will be around 40 extra hours of network output, "with practice generally shown on BBC Two and BBC Two HD." BBC One and BBC One HD will show nine live races, including those in Canada, Great ...

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EHF Media Reach Increased By 35%

The European Handball Federation and sports marketing agency Infront Sports & Media have announced a new record level of TV coverage of the men’s and women’s EHF European Championships, both held in venues across Serbia. A total cumulative TV audience of 1.85 billion followed the EHF ...

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