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National Rugby League Side Gold Coast Titans Fined $263,000 For Salary Cap Breach

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 24 / 14

National Rugby League side Gold Coast has been fined A$300,000 ($263,000) "and hit with a suspended penalty of four competition points over a salary cap breach in regard to former playmaker Scott Prince," according to the AAP. Prince left the Titans at the end of '12 and the penalty "was issued aft...

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Sky TV To Step Up NZ Domestic Content

Sky Television said that "it will pursue domestic sport content more aggressively as the broadcasting giant adapts to New Zealand's rapidly-changing market," according to Simon Plumb of STUFF. Organizers of the New Zealand Open revealed that the tournament "had secured live TV broadcasting, both in ...

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ManU Launches UAE TV Channel

ManU is planning to launch its TV channel in the UAE before the end of this year as it looks to "increase its fan base in the Middle East," according to Triska Hamid of THE NATIONAL. The club announced the launch of Manchester United Television in Saudi Arabia at Gitex with partner Saudi Telecoms Co ...

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Ronaldo Close To 100M Facebook Followers

Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo "will sometime on Tuesday become the first athlete to have 100 million Facebook followers," according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. This puts him nearly 30 million fans in front of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. The commercial power of Ronaldo, who ...

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Media Notes

The Indian Super League "will be telecast across five continents, besides eight channels on the STAR network." The list of int'l territories and broadcasters: Southeast Asia (Eurosport), Australia (Fox Sports), U.S. (Fox Sports), Sub-Saharan Africa (Fox Sports/Zuku and Supersport), U.K./Europe/Afric ...

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Russian F1 GP Attracts 4M Viewers On RTL

German free-to-air TV channel RTL "attracted more than 4 million viewers to its broadcast of the Russian F1 Grand Prix on Sunday," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. The race, which started shortly after 1pm, was watched by an average of 4.14 million viewers. The number translated into a market sh ...

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Proximus TV Extends Champions League Rights

Belgian telecom Belgacom’s Proximus TV "has extended its rights to broadcast UEFA Champions League matches for a further three seasons," according to DIGITAL TV EUROPE. Proximus TV "already holds Champions League rights for two seasons until June 2015." The latest deal "will enable subscribers ...

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LIV Sports Wins Euro '16 Qualifying Rights

Multi Screen Media announced that "its digital property, LIV Sports, holds the mobile and internet broadcast rights of the UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifiers for India," according to INDIAN TELEVISION. The qualifying schedule "is currently underway" and will run through Nov. '15. LIV Sports "will offer both ...

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ICC Enters Star India, Star Middle East Deal

The Int'l Cricket Council announced cricket’s biggest-ever global broadcast partnership by jointly awarding its audio-visual rights for ICC events from '15 to '23 to Star India and Star Middle East. The decision was made by the ICC Business Corp. Board, the ICC’s commercial arm, during a ...

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More Than 11M Watch Euro '16 Qualifier

German free-to-air TV channel RTL "recorded more than 11 million viewers for its broadcast of the Euro 2016 qualifier between Germany and Poland on Saturday," according to Daniel Sallhoff of QUOTENMETER. The second half of the matchup, with started at 9:48pm, "broke the 11-million-viewers mark." A t ...

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FA Cup Draws To Return To Mondays on BBC

FA Cup draws will return to Mondays in a new evening slot on the BBC for the '14-15 season. The first-round draw will come from the National Football Centre at St. George's Park in front of a live audience on Oct. 27. BBC Sport TV producer Mark Cole said, "We're delighted to bring back the tradition ...

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