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Words To Live By: Quotes Of The Year, Part One

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 22 / 14

No matter how the criminals may justify their actions, there is no justification for crimes committed against civilians, especially against women and children. -- Russian President Vladimir Putin , after suicide bombers killed more than 30 people in Volgograd. I am the master of my socia...

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08/11/14
Media Notes

Fox Sports Latin America and ESPN Int'l have secured the rights to the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League across Latin America and the Caribbean until '17-18. Both broadcasters will remain UEFA partners in the region in a new three-year deal starting in '15. Fox Sports Latin America ...

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08/08/14
ESPN Int'l Renews UEFA Rights

ESPN Int'l reached a broad multimedia rights agreement with UEFA to continue broadcasting the Champions League, Europa League, and the Super Cup in Spanish-speaking Latin America and select countries and territories across the Caribbean, effective '15-18. ESPN and Fox Sports will divide the matches ...

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08/08/14
Argentina To Cancel Racing Programming

Argentina's "Automovilismo Para Todos" ("Motor Racing For Everyone") program's "days are numbered," according to Alejo Iriart of OLE. The money for the racing broadcasting program "will be allocated to football" and racing body ACTC is "reviewing its media alternatives" for the '15 season. Although ...

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08/08/14
SPFL Agrees To Deal With BBC Scotland

The Scottish Professional Football League confirmed BBC Scotland "will broadcast television highlights, radio commentary and online clips of the Championship this season," according to the HERALD SCOTLAND. The package "forms part of a range of broadcast deals agreed with the BBC, STV and also the B ...

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08/08/14
Media Notes

Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen "has reached an agreement with BT Sport to show the home leg of their third round Europa League match against Real Sociedad on Thursday." All tickets for the match at Pittodrie "were sold" on Tuesday and the Dons "have agreed to allow the channel to broadcast the m ...

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08/07/14
BBC Announces Football League Show

The BBC announced "the addition of the Football League show being shown on a Sunday morning on BBC Two, while the FA Cup returns to the channel after a six-year absence," according to Tom Sheen of the London INDEPENDENT. There will be 16 live matches, including the final at Wembley, "as well as hig ...

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08/07/14
Channel 4 Racing Declines In Viewership

Viewing figures for the first six months of the year reveal that Channel 4 Racing "has more work to do in order to reverse the decline in its audience," according to Chris Cook of the London GUARDIAN. The average audience for its afternoon programs fell below the '13 equivalent on 28 days, against 1 ...

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08/06/14
Sport1 Attracts More Than 1M Viewers

German sports network Sport1 "recorded top ratings for its broadcast of Monday night's 2nd Bundesliga game between FC Kaiserslautern and 1860 Munich," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. A total of 1.02 million viewers tuned in to watch the game starting at 8pm. The number equaled a market share of ...

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08/06/14
Seven Wins Olympic Broadcast Rights

Kerry Stokes "is one of Australia’s most powerful men," but in a rare show of public emotion "the notoriously private business mogul revealed how much it means to him for Seven Network to regain its crown as the Olympics broadcaster," according to Darren Davidson of THE AUSTRALIAN. The Olympic ...

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08/06/14
SABC Going To War Over Bafana TV Rights

A "bullish" South African Broadcasting Corp. "is going to war" over the rights to broadcast the country's national football team matches live, according to Andile Ndlovu of TIMES LIVE. SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng held a meeting with the South African FA "at which Bafana Bafana TV rights were discusse ...

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