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Spanish Judge Seeking Gag Order On 'Football Leaks' Media

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 07 / 16

A Spanish judge is "seeking a gag order on 12 European media outlets that leaked documents" alleging football players like Cristiano Ronaldo could have been involved in a multi-million-euro tax evasion system, according to the AFP. The injunction claims that the so-called “Football Leaks&rdquo...

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Eleven Sports Network  signed a multi-year agreement with cable operator Toya , meaning the network has close to 100% TV distribution of its Eleven and Eleven Sports channels in Poland . Both channels are available on a total of 53 cable operators across the country, including the five large ...

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08/03/16
Eurosport Expands Wimbledon Rights

Eurosport extended its partnership with The All England Club, Wimbledon, to present all matches of The Championships live in an additional 16 countries. The new agreement means Eurosport will show all four Grand Slam tournaments in 25 countries across Europe. The announcement marks a significant exp ...

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08/03/16
Seven 'Steps Up' Olympics Coverage

Australia's Channel Seven has "dedicated a stack of technology and some 300 staff to bring absolutely all of the action from Brazil to keen viewers at home, with more choice than ever before," according to Shannon Molloy of NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA. Seven Head of Sport Saul Shtein said that Rio ...

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08/03/16
Google Sending YouTube Creators To Rio

Google is "bringing its team of tech offerings to the 2016 Olympics this month," according to Marty Swant of AD WEEK. Google is "sending 15 of its YouTube stars to livestream various parts of the games and other events across host city Rio de Janeiro." Among them "will be YouTube stars Liz ...

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08/03/16
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Chinese sports agency Shankai Sports "secured the new media rights to Euro 2020 for mainland China, with just under four years to go until the tournament kicks off." According to Yutang Sports, the agency, which was granted UEFA's exclusive Chinese hospitality rights for Euro 2016, "also operate ...

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08/02/16
Vodafone Portugal Gets Stake In Sport TV

Vodafone Portugal "has signed an agreement with operator Nos and sports-rights owner Olivedesportos to become a shareholder in premier sports channel Sport TV Portugal," according to TELECOM PAPER. As a result of the agreement, Sport TV "will get a new shareholding structure, in which Vodafone, Nos ...

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08/02/16
German GP Draws Close To 5M Viewers

German free-to-air TV channel RTL "recorded close to 5 million viewers for its broadcast of the German F1 Grand Prix," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. The race, which was won by Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, drew 4.94 million viewers starting at 2pm on Sunday. The number translated into a mar ...

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08/02/16
ESPN Launches U.K. Version Of App

ESPN launched the localized U.K. edition of its flagship app as it revealed strong growth across its mobile properties. U.K. traffic to ESPN’s mobile properties -- including multi-sports hub ESPN UK, cricket site ESPNcricinfo and global football brand ESPN FC -- has grown by 53% between J ...

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08/02/16
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08/01/16
'Go To Rio' Campaign Cleared By Court

The Australian Olympic Committee has "lost its first Olympic competition before the 2016 Games even begin," with its legal action against Telstra and the telecom's "Go to Rio" Olympic-themed advertising campaign dismissed, according to Max Mason of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Justice Michael Wigney " ...

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