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Michelin Says Tires Used In Formula E Could Hit Roads In Three To Five Years

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 01 / 15

Michelin’s involvement in Formula E is accelerating the implementation of new developments in road tires, according to a senior exec at the company. The technological aspect is one of three pillars Michelin looks at when entering a motorsports series, said Chris Baker, motorsports director at...

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03/31/15
Media Notes

Fans are being given the chance to vote for the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year -- the first award of its kind hosted by a global broadcaster. The award will celebrate the top female footballers currently competing. A panel of experts -- including administrators, journalists, coaches and former p ...

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03/30/15
Sky Confident About Bundesliga Rights

German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland "is confident about a potential battle for the Bundesliga broadcast rights in '16," according to the SID. Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch: "We have an appetite for investments." The Bundesliga's longtime partner currently "does not have to fear competition and is theref ...

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03/30/15
ICC WC Was Most Followed Cricket Event

Overwhelmed by the World Cup's success, Int'l Cricket Council CEO David Richardson said that "it has been the most followed cricket event in the history of the game with the India-Australia semifinal drawing the biggest crowd so far," according to the PTI. Richardson said, "This Cricket World Cup ha ...

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03/30/15
Seven Signs On For Paralympic Coverage

The Seven Network, Australia’s most-watched broadcast TV platform, confirmed the signing of an agreement for an all-encompassing coverage of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Seven’s agreement with the Australian Paralympic Committee delivers free broadcast TV and subscription TV rights, a ...

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03/27/15
Close To 10M Watch Friendly Match

German public broadcaster ZDF "recorded close to 10 million viewers for its broadcast of the friendly between Germany and Australia on Wednesday," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. The game attracted an average of 9.84 million viewers starting at 8:35pm.  The number translated into a mar ...

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03/27/15
Sport1 Acquires EuroHockey Media Rights

German sports network Sport1 has acquired the platform-neutral -- and in Germany exclusive -- distribution rights to all games of the women's and men's European Hockey Championships 2015 and 2017. The EuroHockey Championships 2015 will be held at London's Olympic venues on Aug. 21-30, and two years ...

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03/27/15
Channels Set High Rates For India-Australia Match

TV channels bet big "with higher spot rates for the India-Australia World Cup clash," according to Vijayakumar & Subbu of THE HINDU. Brands paid up to Rs 25 lakh ($40,000) for a 10-second advertisement slot on TV "to be associated with the country’s favourite sport." The spot rates that br ...

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03/27/15
Spanish Clubs Decide Not To Strike

Spain's 42 professional football clubs have "rowed back from a threat to go on strike and will give the government more time to push through a law mandating collective bargaining for TV rights," according to Iain Rogers of REUTERS. Spanish Football League (LFP) President Javier Tebas said that club ...

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03/27/15
Media Notes

Competitor Group, Inc., the organizer of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, and iHeartMedia announced a strategic collaboration to amplify the 2015 Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series. The brands will partner to deliver an entertainment experience for runners, while leveraging iHeartMedia’s nationwi ...

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03/26/15
No Way To Change Anti-Siphoning

A "legal quagmire is blocking a ­solution to the escalating fight over the broadcast rights" for the Australian Football League and National Rugby League, as expert advisers "warn Malcolm Turnbull against trying to legislate a compromise between rival media companies," according to David Crowe of TH ...

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