Featured Story

Olympic TV Channel To Launch In April '16, Months Before Rio De Janeiro Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 24 / 15

The IOC "plans to launch its digital Olympic TV channel in April 2016, just a few months before the Games in Rio de Janeiro," according to the AP. Olympic Broadcasting Services CEO Yiannis Exarchos said that the channel "is hiring a staff of almost 100 people based in Madrid to produce programmes an...

Read More

Tags: Media, Europe

More Stories

01/06/15
ARD Brings Back Tour De France

German public broadcaster ARD "has reportedly decided to show the Tour de France live this year after a several-year hiatus," according to SPIEGEL ONLINE. The broadcaster is expected "to officially announce the Tour's comeback this week." After several doping scandals, public broadcasters ARD and ZD ...

Tags: Media, Europe

01/06/15
Darts Final Attracts Close To 2M Viewers

German free-to-air TV channel Sport1 "recorded close to 2 million viewers" for its broadcast of the 2015 PDC World Darts Championship final on Sunday, according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. The final between Phil Taylor and Gary Anderson had a peak audience of 1.86 million viewers. Sport1 attracted an ...

Tags: Media, Europe

01/06/15
Rangers Scoop 'Borrowed' From French Site

The Scotland Daily Record published an article in which a Scottish Championship side Rangers footballer, Sébastien Faure, “hit out at the stricken club and its fans,” according to Roy Greenslade of the London GUARDIAN. It "was not the scoop it purported to be" because reporter ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

01/06/15
Media Notes

Sky Sports retained the U.K. broadcast rights to the Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup "for the next four seasons." The new deal, which runs until '18, "has been negotiated with B4 Capital," the agency hired to sell Spanish domestic football rights on an int'l basis ( SOCCEREX, 1/5 ). ... Chels ...

Tags: Media

01/05/15
Winter Sports Scores Top Ratings On ZDF

German public broadcaster ZDF scored high ratings for its winter sports broadcasts on Saturday, according to Daniel Sallhoff of QUOTENMETER. The most sought-after event was ZDF's ski jumping coverage, which attracted an average of 3.05 million viewers around 2pm. The number translated into a market ...

Tags: Media, Europe

01/05/15
Sky Deutschland Acquires Handball Rights

German pay-TV channel Sky Deutschland has secured the exclusive broadcast rights for the 2015 IHF Men's Handball World Championships. The network will show all 88 games of the tournament, which takes place in Qatar and starts on Jan. 15. In addition to the TV broadcasts rights, Sky acquired Internet ...

Tags: Media, Europe

01/05/15
Kohli Reaches 5M Twitter Followers

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, who will lead the team in the fourth and final Test against Australia in Sydney starting Jan. 6, "became the first cricketer to cross the 5-million mark on Twitter with 5,004,544 followers," according to the TIMES OF INDIA. Kohli is "on top of the most followed cr ...

Tags: Media, India

12/31/14
ISL Watched By 429 Million Viewers

An aggregate of 429 million viewers watched the inaugural Indian Super League football tournament live on their TV screens, "making it the second most-watched sport in the country after cricket," according to the PTI. The league "cut across demographic boundaries and captured the imagination of a di ...

Tags: Media, India

12/31/14
Shaun Harvey Expresses Frustration

The Premier League's decision to broadcast live matches on Friday nights "has been criticised by the Football League for clashing with a slot which has traditionally been used for lower-league games," according to Martyn Ziegler of the PA. The Friday night games -- up to 10 matches a season -- are p ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

12/31/14
Victoria To Try To Recruit Other States

Victoria "will attempt to recruit other states to fill the void left by TVN’s split with Sky Channel," according to Matt Stewart of the HERALD SUN. South Australia, West Australia and Tasmania "are future targets to pad out coverage on TVN." TVN, in its current form, "will continue for no more ...

Tags: Media, Australia

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug