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Hangin' With ... The Aspire Group Director Of Australian Operations Ben Pincus

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 30 / 15

The Aspire Group Director of Australian Operations BEN PINCUS is managing a collaborative initiative with the National Rugby League that recently opened the first centralized Fan Relationship Management Center devoted exclusively to outbound sales calls in the history of the NRL. Pincus's team of ...

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Uno TV To Carry U. De Guadaljara Games

Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim "is continuing to invest in football," as he has decided that his Uno TV channel will televise Liga MX side Universidad de Guadalajara's home games during the upcoming season, according to Rigoberto Juárez of LA AFICION. Since the club earned promotion to the top fl ...

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Internet Buzzing After Semifinal Game

The Internet and social media sites were buzzing after Germany's "shocking" 7-1 semifinal victory over World Cup host Brazil on Tuesday. Users from across the globe took to the Internet to share their opinions and thoughts on the match. BUZZFEED created the following compilation of tweets posted in ...

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Ingenious Media Warns Investors

A string of business leaders, sports stars, entertainers and other investors "were told on Monday to prepare for tax demands" totalling at least £520M ($891M), in a crackdown by U.K. tax authority HMRC, according to Vanessa Houlder of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Ingenious Media, an investment company ...

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World Cup To Boost U.K. Ad Revenue

The Advertising Association's annual forecast for the U.K. ad market has improved thanks to "strong TV and radio advertising in Q1" and the expectation that the World Cup will contribute a "significant boost" in the second quarter, according to Simon Nias of CAMPAIGN LIVE. The latest AA/Warc Expendi ...

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Int'l Champions Cup Signs Broadcast Deals

The Int'l Champions Cup preseason football tournament in the U.S., organized by Relevent Sports, has secured "additional broadcast deals for this year's edition in multiple territories," according to SOCCEREX. Mediaset España has acquired the "live rights to all matches, as well as additional ...

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Media Notes

German public broadcaster ARD "is reportedly interested in acquiring the TV rights for EuroBasket 2015 qualification games of the German national basketball team." The news "comes as a surprise" after ARD recorded only average ratings for its broadcast of EuroBasket 2013. The report suggests that AR ...

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Sky's Wimbledon Ratings Decline

German pay-TV channel Sky Deutschland "recorded a significant decline in ratings for its Wimbledon coverage," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. Saturday's women's final between Eugenie Bouchard and Petra Kvitova attracted an average of 40,000 viewers. In the target demographic 14-49, Kvitova's st ...

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Sponsors Congratulate Djokovic

Adidas, clothing chain Uniqlo and watchmaker Seiko "have congratulated Novak Djokovic on his second Wimbledon victory through ad campaigns," according to Simon Nias of CAMPAIGN LIVE. Adidas "served up a quick congratulatory tweet following Djokovic's thrilling five-set victory" over seven-time Wimbl ...

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Fox Sports Rebrands In Asia

Fox Int'l Channels "will implement a wide-scale rebranding" of its Fox Sports Asia network across most of the continent starting in August, with the exception of China and South Korea, according to Joel Marino of WORLD SCREEN. The upgrade "will affect the network’s portfolio of channels," whic ...

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Atresmedia, TV3 Secure Spanish CL Rights

UEFA is "expected to confirm" that Spanish broadcaster Atresmedia (Antena 3 and La Sexta) and Catalan channel TV3 "have obtained Spanish broadcast rights for Champions League matches" starting with the '15-16 season, according to MUNDO DEPORTIVO. The deal will be for three seasons. Though Mediaset ( ...

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