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ESPN Prepares To Tell 'Full Story' Of Brazil World Cup, Will Spotlight Mexico, Brazil

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ESPN's World Cup Coverage By The Numbers 2 – host sets at Clube dos Marimbas used by ESPN and ESPN International. 15 – World Cup rosters for English-language TV pundits. 25 – cameras at host set location. 29 – English-language on-air com...

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10/21/13
Mediapro To Donate To Youth Sports

Spain's Youth Sports Foundation and multimedia group Mediapro's Gol channel on Friday signed an agreement for Gol to donate 1% of its revenue from new subscribers for next week's "Clásico" between Barcelona and Real Madrid, according to the EFE. Spanish Superior Sports Council (CSD) President ...

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10/21/13
Australia's Capitals Seek Live Stream

Australian Women's Basketball League side Canberra Capitals "hope to be given permission to live stream home matches late this season," insisting its continued delay is denying the WNBL a "huge" promotional opportunity, according to Jon Tuxworth of the CANBERRA TIMES. The Capitals "were fuming" ...

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10/21/13
Media Notes

A World Cup berth "appears unlikely" after Ethiopia's home defeat to Nigeria, but a growing legion of Ethiopian fans "are taking to Twitter to lure overseas-based players eligible to represent the Walyas." Ethiopian fans have now launched what they dub a "Twitter diplomacy" campaign to snap up Arsen ...

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10/18/13
SINA, NBA Add To Chinese Offering

SINA Corp. and NBA China have expanded their partnership to provide fans in China with access to NBA content on multiple SINA platforms. The enhanced partnership makes the NBA the first U.S. professional sports league to offer specific destinations for all 30 teams online and via mobile, a ...

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10/18/13
ProSport: RFPL Dives Into Pay-TV

Liga TV General Dir Ilya Hercus told the ProSport conference in Moscow on Thursday that Liga TV, the TV arm of the Russian Football Premier League, aims to turn its channel, Nash Futbol, into a flagship of the rapidly developing sports pay-TV market in Russia by '16. “The main strategic goal i ...

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10/18/13
Russian Sports Channel Stays Pay

Russia’s state-run TV company VGTRK has canceled plans to make its pay-TV channel Sport available free-to-air. VGTRK is withdrawing its application for a free-to-air license for Sport in digital terrestrial multiplex 2, which will be launched as part of Russia’s switch to digital TV ...

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10/18/13
Sky's Earnings Hit By BT Sports Battle

Sky "suffered a decline in operating profits over the quarter as it ramped up spending on content and marketing to defend against BT’s move into televised sports," according to Robert Cookson of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The 8% decline in operating profits to £285M ($460M) over the three mont ...

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10/18/13
Media Notes

WWE and Dutch TV station RTL announced that "WWE Raw" will be broadcast in the Netherlands. Beginning Saturday, the two-hour show will air on RTL7 at 8pm local time each Saturday ( RTL ). ... Sportal.com.au has re-launched. Sportal has also joined with the Sporting News to provide coverage of the NF ...

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10/17/13
Sportel: AS Roma Takes Social Approach

AS Roma Head of Digital Shergul Arshad said that the Italian club’s social media strategy is aimed at growing the fan base. At Sportel Monaco on Wednesday, Arshad said, “Growing the top of the funnel is paramount because then when you do something that has commercial overtone to it, ther ...

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10/17/13
FIC To Broadcast French Open In Asia

Fox Int'l Channels Asia announced that it has secured a new multi-year contract for the exclusive rights to broadcast the French Open across 20 territories in Asia. The tournament will be showcased on Fox Sports' networks across multiple platforms including TV, broadband, mobile and IPTV. Unde ...

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