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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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10/14/14
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 ...

Tags: Media, Middle East, India

10/13/14
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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10/13/14
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 ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

10/13/14
PSG To Release New Comic Line

After launching "PSG Academy: The Official Comics," Paris St. Germain is releasing a “new volume of its heroes in a more futuristic style,” according to Frenzall of SPORTUNE. This album, designed by Philippe Briones in collaboration with Marvel Comics, will be released on Nov. 5. The pit ...

Tags: Media, Europe

10/13/14
Sky, BT Sport Could Face $6B Bid War

Current domestic broadcasters Sky and BT "could face competition" from the likes of Google and Apple pushing cost of each screened match to £7M ($11M), according to Andy Dunn of the London DAILY MIRROR. In six months’ time, the Premier League will sign another record-breaking TV deal and ...

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10/13/14
Sky Wins ICC Tournament Rights

Sky "has beaten off competition from BT Sport to show international cricket’s showpiece events for the next eight years" after the Int'l Cricket Council signed its biggest rights deal, according to Nick Hoult of the London TELEGRAPH. The ICC "sold its rights to 18 tournaments" between '15 and ...

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10/10/14
Canal+ Loses Rights to Top 14

The Paris court of appeals confirmed on Thursday the suspension of the exclusive broadcasting rights of Top 14, the premier division of France’s rugby league, awarded to Canal+ for five years, according to LE MONDE. In July, the Competition Authority suspended the agreement between the TV stat ...

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10/10/14
UEFA Renews Sportradar Agreement

UEFA extended its relationship with Sportradar by signing a new four-year agreement. The agreement will see Sportradar’s security services provide UEFA with betting movement information from more than 30,000 matches across Europe per season, together with additional consultancy ...

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10/10/14
Barça Agrees To Proposed Revenue Share

Two people with "direct knowledge of the situation" said that Barcelona agreed to a "proposal to share" La Liga TV revenue "more equally among smaller teams," according to Alex Duff of BLOOMBERG. The sources, "who asked not to be identified," said that under the plan, Barcelona and Real Madrid would ...

Tags: Europe, Media

10/10/14
Media Notes

Coverage of the Int'l Ski Federation (FIS) Freestyle and Snowboard World Championships "will be broadcast free-of-charge on YouTube for the first time next January." In conjunction with media rights partner Infront Sports & Media, action of the event, due to take place at Kreischberg,  ...

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