Featured Story

SAP Co-Founder Dietmar Hopp To Become Majority Owner Of TSG Hoffenheim

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 19 / 14

SAP co-Founder Dietmar Hopp "is expected to become the majority owner of Bundesliga side TSG Hoffenheim" in '15, according to the SID. The German Football League (DFL) on Thursday confirmed that Hopp "will be allowed to take over the majority ownership on July 1." Hopp is therefore avoiding the so-c...

Read More

Tags: Franchises, Europe

More Stories

06/03/14
More Than 11M Watch Friendly On ARD

More than 11 million viewers "tuned in to watch the int'l friendly between Germany and Cameroon on Sunday evening," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. An average of 11.16 million viewers watched the game's broadcast on German public broadcaster ARD. The number translated into a market share of ...

Tags: Media, Europe

06/03/14
BT Sport Gets Caribbean T20 Coverage

BT Sport has secured a two-year broadcast rights deal in the U.K. and Ireland for the Caribbean Premier League T20 tournament. Ashes-winning former England off-spinner Graeme Swann will form part of the commentary team. BT Sport will broadcast live prime-time TV coverage of all 30 matches in the tou ...

Tags: Media, North America

06/03/14
India's MSM Lines Up World Cup Sponsors

India's Multi Screen Media is "roping in sponsors" for the World Cup, according to Urvi Malvania of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. The network has landed three new sponsors -- Hero Moto Corp., Xolo Mobile and Micrcosoft. The network "is in talks" with Havells, Sony India, Samsung, the UB Group, Micro ...

Tags: Media, India

06/03/14
Media Notes

The Argentine FA on Monday launched the official Twitter account of the Argentine national team -- @Argentina. The account debuted 10 days before the World Cup kickoff on June 12. The account's first tweet said, "Bienvenidos a la cuenta oficial de la AFA que acompañará a la Selecci&oac ...

Tags: Media

06/02/14
Boxing Obtains High Ratings On Sat.1

German free-to-air TV channel Sat.1 "recorded high ratings for its broadcast of the IBF boxing fight between Felix Strum and Sam Soliman on Saturday night," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. A total of 3.58 million viewers tuned in to watch the fight, which started at 10:30pm. It was the chan ...

Tags: Media, Europe

06/02/14
Sky Deutschland Takes Issue To Club TV

German pay-TV channel Sky Deutschland "has taken issue with several football clubs and their own club-TV offerings,"  according to Petra Schwegler of W&V. Sky pays an average of €486M ($662.5M) per season for exclusive Bundesliga TV rights until '17. As the league's "biggest source of ...

Tags: Media, Europe

06/02/14
Discovery Finalizes Eurosport Deal

Discovery Communicatons said Friday that "it has completed its acquisition of a controlling interest in international sports programmer Eurosport," according to Mike Farrell of MULTICHANNEL. The deal, which was announced in January, increases Discovery’s stake in the programmer from 20% to 51% ...

Tags: Media

06/02/14
Fox LatAm Picks Up Two Liga MX Rights

Fox Sports Latin America "has nabbed the exclusive broadcasting rights and non-exclusive online rights to all local matches" played by Liga MX side Pachuca, and "has also renewed its rights over Club León," according to Joel Marino of WORLD SCREEN. The multi-year deal means that Fox Sports "w ...

Tags: Media, North America

06/02/14
IPL Playoffs Attract 2.8M Online Viewers

Starsports.com, the digital sports channel owned by Star India Pvt. Ltd., said that its coverage of the Indian Premier League playoff matches Wednesday attracted 2.8 million online viewers, "the highest for a sporting event" outside of the U.S. Super Bowl, according to LIVE MINT. The coverage of two ...

Tags: Media, India

05/30/14
BT Gets Pre-Wimbledon Tournaments

BT Sport "has made its first move into men's tennis buying the TV rights to pre-Wimbledon tournaments including Queen's," according to John Reynolds of the London GUARDIAN. BT Sport "will share live coverage of the pre-Wimbledon event with the BBC," which first began screening the event in '79, "in ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug