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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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CPBL Game Broadcasts To Continue

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07/18/14
BBC News To Cut 415 Positions

BBC News will "cut a further 415 posts and restructure to increase focus on digital journalism," according to Sweney & Deans of the London GUARDIAN. BBC Dir of News and Current Affairs James Harding told staff on Thursday that there will be £48M ($82M) in "annual savings and a total of 500 ...

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07/18/14
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07/17/14
BBC Could Lose Open Championship Rights

BBC Sport’s hold on live TV rights to the Open Championship for more than half a century "could end in 2016 when their contract expires," according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. Tournament organizers the R&A, which has "not considered any other TV partners" for most of its 59 y ...

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07/17/14
Close To 6M Watch World Cup Celebration

German public broadcaster ARD "recorded top ratings for its broadcast of the German national team's welcome home party in Berlin on Tuesday," according to Sidney Schering of QUOTENMETER. An average of 5.83 million viewers tuned in starting at 10am "to watch the team celebrate its World Cup title wit ...

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07/17/14
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07/16/14
EPL Fixture Changes Difficult For Travel

Football fans "are once again bearing the brunt of changes to the Premier League fixture schedule by Sky and BT Sport," according to Charlie Skillen of the London DAILY MAIL. The TV duo released changes to kick-off times for every weekend up until the end of November, "leaving many travelling suppor ...

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07/16/14
Integrated Campaigns See Success At WC

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07/16/14
Now TV Seeks $774K For HKPL Coverage

TV coverage of the inaugural Hong Kong Premier League "is in doubt" with clubs being asked by broadcaster Now TV to pay a fee of HK$6M ($774,000), according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The price was quoted by PCCW that runs Now TV, "which has been the official broadcaster for the ...

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07/16/14
Sky To Produce Doc On 1860 Munich

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