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Channel Ten Interested In Australian Football League Broadcast Rights

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 27 / 14

Channel Ten "has signalled its interest in bidding" for the next Australian Football League broadcast rights, "even if the AFL decides it wants a 10-year agreement," according to Jon Pierik of THE AGE. AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan "has floated the prospect of an extended deal," with the present five-yea...

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CCTV Kicks Off World Cup Ad Auction

State broadcaster China Central Television Station "kicked off an auction on Thursday for advertising during the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil," according to Qiu Bo of the CHINA DAILY. Two months before the tournament, CCTV "held a fair to preheat the auction." More than 700 representatives f ...

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NBCSN Picking Up Speed On F1 Ratings

NBC Sports Network averaged 594,000 viewers for the Bahrain Grand Prix last Sunday, marking the net’s best F1 audience since it began airing races last year and also marking the best non-U.S. F1 race on cable TV in three years. The telecast from 10:30am-12:53pm was the best-rated cable TV F1 r ...

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More Than 10M Watch ZDF's CL Broadcast

German public broadcaster ZDF "has attracted more than 10 million people to its broadcast of the Champions League quarterfinal return leg between Bayern Munich and ManU," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. A total of 10.42 million viewers tuned in to watch the game, which started at 8:45pm on ...

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Sport1 Acquires FIBA World Cup Rights

German sports network Sport1 "has acquired platform neutral media rights for the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. Sport1 Program Dir Olaf Schröder said that Sport1 "will show a minimum of 18 games." Due to the fact that Sport1 purchased platform neutral ri ...

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Star Sports In Row With Hathway

A "full blown war of words" is taking place between Star Sports and the Raheja group -owned multi-system operator Hathway "after the latter removed signals of channels of the global sports broadcaster from its packages and offered it for the more expensive pick and choose option," according t ...

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Sky Extends Wimbledon Media Rights

German pay-TV channel Sky Deutschland "has extended its exclusive media rights deal with the All England Lawn Tennis Club Wimbledon through '18," according to Uwe Mantel of DWDL. The new deal "guarantees Sky exclusive rights for the 'most prestigious' Grand Slam tournament in Germany and Austria." I ...

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Sky Sets Ratings Record For CL Broadcast

German pay-TV channel Sky Deutschland "has set a new Champions League ratings record for its broadcast of the quarterfinal return leg between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. The game, which started at 8:45pm, attracted an average of 1.23 million viewers o ...

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KBO Launches English-Language Service

South Korea's Korea Baseball Organization "launched an English-language service on its website," according to Kim & Jung of the KOREA TIMES. The league has operated a site in Korean for 18 years, "but aside from a short-lived attempt in 2003 has offered little online information in English." Cho ...

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TVE Cleared For Champions League Bid

A Spanish court "has ruled in favor of public broadcaster TVE pushing to acquire broadcast rights for the Champions League, saying the broadcaster can enter the 'high-value' bidding because the content is 'compatible' with its mission of public service," according to the EFE. The court's ruling said ...

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Bundesliga club FC Schalke, which launched official accounts on Chinese social media sites Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo in February, has already attracted several hundred thousand followers. On Sina Weibo, the club has more than 200,000 followers after less than two months. In addition, Schalke's Te ...

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