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Michelin Says Tires Used In Formula E Could Hit Roads In Three To Five Years

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 01 / 15

Michelin’s involvement in Formula E is accelerating the implementation of new developments in road tires, according to a senior exec at the company. The technological aspect is one of three pillars Michelin looks at when entering a motorsports series, said Chris Baker, motorsports director at...

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10/31/14
Australia Network Replaced

The privately-backed Australian News Channel "will take to the airwaves in international markets at a moment when the previously government-backed Australia Network closes and is replaced by Australia Plus TV," according to Patrick Frater of VARIETY. The new int'l-facing Australian Channel "is backe ...

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10/31/14
BT Lifts Dividend Payout

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TF1 Reports Ad Revenue Up

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