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Hangin' With ... New Balance Football General Manager Richard Wright

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 27 / 15

RICHARD WRIGHT is the general manager of New Balance Football. Wright, a 33-year industry veteran, has developed football footwear for Nike, adidas and Umbro before joining Warrior to develop its Warrior Football line. In August, Warrior's parent company, New Balance, announced the decision...

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12/01/14
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Türk Telekom "acquired broadcasting rights for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europe League matches for three seasons" from the beginning of the '15-'16 season. A deal "was also inked with Turkey’s state-run TRT for the matches which must be broadcasted on free-of-charge channels in l ...

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11/26/14
BBC To Show All FIFA Women's WC Games

Every game from next year's FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada will be broadcast by the BBC. England has qualified for the tournament which will be shown on BBC Two, BBC Three and the Red Button. Radio 5 Live and the BBC Sport website will also offer extensive coverage. The announcement ensures it wil ...

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11/26/14
Nos Bows Out Of Champions League Race

Public broadcaster Nos has not bid for the rights to show Champions League football in the Netherlands, but commercial channels RTL and SBS have done so, the Volkskrant said on Friday. Nos said last year it would not bid for the rights to broadcast the 2015-2018 events, citing a lack of cash. Howev ...

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11/25/14
Women's Sport A Casualty Of ABC Cuts

National TV coverage of women’s sports in Australia "will be devastated by cuts in ABC funding," with the Women's National Basketball League and football’s W-League to be abandoned next year, according to Nagy & Migliaccio of the COURIER MAIL. Coverage of the WNBL "will conclude with ...

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11/25/14
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BT is seeking to "regain its former status as Britain's dominant telecoms provider" with a £10B ($15.7B) acquisition of either the EE or O2 mobile networks -- "more than a decade after it spun out its own Cellnet division." BT on Monday confirmed it was in talks with EE's owners Orange an ...

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11/24/14
Top Football Clubs Emphasize Social Media

Just three years ago, many big football clubs were not "even on Twitter or Facebook," according to Simon Kuper of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Today they "all are, in multiple languages, adding new followers by the minute." ManU Group Managing Dir Richard Arnold boasts that his club generates "more engageme ...

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11/24/14
France Averaged 9.6 Million Viewers

Following France’s friendly against Sweden on Nov. 18, European research firm Kantar Sport compiled the average audience ratings for the French national team during '14 and "found that the Bleus attracted an average of 9.6 million viewers per match," according to L’EQUIPE. Of the 15 meet ...

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11/24/14
EPL Could Be Set For Friday Night Games

Friday night football "could be heading to the Premier League," according to Bill Mills of the London MIRROR. There "have been suggestions that Sunday night could be an option," but TV companies favor Friday. The battle for the next set of TV rights "gets under way in the new year with Sky and BT se ...

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11/21/14
Eurosport Consolidates Wintersports Offer

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11/21/14
WRC TV Audience Increases By 35%

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