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FIBA World Cup Court Provider Connor Sports Embracing Company's Biggest Int'l Project

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 22 / 14

Viewers tuning into FIBA World Cup games in August and September will notice consistent but distinct designs on the courts at the venues in Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Sevilla, Bilbao and Gran Canaria. One of two companies -- along with FIBA presenting partner Beko -- with a brand prese...

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Franchitti Joins Formula E TV Team

Four-time IndyCar champion and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will join the host TV commentary team for the FIA Formula E Championship. Franchitti will act as co-commentator and driver pundit when the season gets underway in September alongside lead commentator Jack Nicholls. An ...

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04/28/14
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04/25/14
Belarus Football Finds New Data Provider

Sports data provider Sportradar has signed a five-year deal with the Football Federation of Belarus (BFF) "to become the official data partner of the governing body," according to GAMING INTELLIGENCE. Sportradar signed the deal with the BFF’s commercial rights holder, Sports Tube LLC, and "has ...

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04/25/14
ZDF Sets New CL Ratings Record

German public broadcaster ZDF "set a new season-ratings record for its broadcast of the Champions League semifinal between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich on Wednesday night," according to David Grzeschik of QUOTENMETER. A total of 11.66 million viewers tuned in to watch ZDF's broadcast, which started ...

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04/25/14
Canal+ Afrique Acquires World Cup Rights

Canal+ Afrique has acquired 2014 World Cup broadcast rights. All 64 matches of the tournament will be shown on its Canal+ Foot channel in Africa. Canal+ will broadcast a daily highlights show and special shows during the event ( Canal+ Afrique ).

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04/25/14
Eurosport France Extends MotoGP Deal

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04/25/14
Movistar TV Gets Rights To Qualifiers

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04/24/14
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Ten, Fox Land MotoGP Rights In Australia

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