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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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TV Rights Issue Could Lead To Strike

Officials from Spain's 42 professional football clubs met in Barcelona on Wednesday "to decide whether to strike in a bid to force the government to pass a law mandating collective bargaining for TV rights," according to Iain Rogers of REUTERS. Many clubs in La Liga, including the likes of champions ...

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03/26/15
McGuire: No Role For Players In TV Talks

Australian Football League side Collingwood President Eddie McGuire "has led the charge in labelling the push by the AFL players to play a first-hand role in the forthcoming broadcast negotiations as 'ridiculous,'" according to Caroline Wilson of THE AGE. McGuire said that the request from players' ...

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03/25/15
Partners Benefit From Winter Sports

German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF are looking back at a very successful winter sports season. The viewership numbers were distinctively higher than during the previous winter. In particular, biathlon, Alpine skiing and ski jumping saw an average increase of 600,000 viewers. The channel's winter ...

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03/25/15
Some Aussie Sports Could Shift To Pay-TV

TV viewers could see "more sporting events shifted from free-to-air to pay-TV" as the federal government considers new rules for broadcasting rights but "rejects big changes" to Australian Football League and National Rugby League telecasts, according to David Crowe of THE AUSTRALIAN. Australian Com ...

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03/25/15
Clásico's Reach Evident On Social Media

Sunday's Clásico between Barcelona and Real Madrid -- which Barcelona won 2-1 -- "was played not only at the Camp Nou, but also on Twitter," according to Luis Alberto Díaz of MARCA. Tweets registered under the hashtag #ElClásico were seen more than 400 million times, "which show ...

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03/25/15
Female Pundits To Commentate In IPL

The procession of Australians to the Indian Premier League "has been given a twist for the upcoming season, with former Southern Stars players Lisa Sthalekar and Mel Jones hired as TV commentators for the world's biggest Twenty20 competition," according to Jesse Hogan of THE AGE. Jones "has been a m ...

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03/25/15
Sky To Air Mayweather-Pacquiao In U.K.

Sky has won the "battle for the rights" to screen Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao in the U.K., according to Jeff Powell of the London DAILY MAIL. The "richest fight of all time will not come cheap, either, for Sky Sports or its subscribers," even though Sky is "keeping faith with its core follow ...

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03/25/15
Media Notes

FIFA’s new weekly magazine show, FIFA Football, will be launched in the first week of May. FIFA Football, produced and distributed by Pitch Int'l, will deliver a half-hour TV show full of features, action, news, interviews with top players and magic moments from the archives. The show will c ...

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03/24/15
Bundesliga Draws Top Numbers On Sky

German pay-TV network Sky Deutschland "attracted 1.16 million viewers to its broadcast of Sunday's Bundesliga game between Bayern Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. The number translated into a market share of 7.4% in the target demographic 14-49. The all ...

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03/24/15
AFLPA Wants Say In Media Rights Talks

The Australian Football League Players Association made a "bold pitch to take part in the forthcoming broadcast rights talks in a simultaneous push for a percentage share of the game's future media revenue," according to Caroline Wilson of THE AGE. In a "significant policy switch," AFLPA CEO Paul Ma ...

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