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TV Ad Ramps Up Support For Manu Samoa Ahead Of Match Vs. All Blacks

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 07 / 15

Support for the Manu Samoa rugby team has "reached fever pitch and has been helped along by local television advertisements calling on locals to get behind their boys," according to Vaimoana Tapaleao of the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. One of the team's key sponsors -- telecom Bluesky -- has been "runni...

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12/23/14
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12/23/14
Twitter Suspends Bleacher Report UK

Twitter suspended the account of "popular sports website" Bleacher Report after a "complaint by the Premier League" that it was displaying unauthorized "video clips of football games," according to Alex Spence of the LONDON TIMES. Fans of Bleacher Report’s British edition received a message sa ...

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12/22/14
Channel Seven Could Bid On NSW, Victorian Rights

Racing "faces a dramatic shake up within days" if Channel Seven goes ahead with a reported A$600M ($488M) bid to telecast Victorian and NSW races, according to Rod Nicholson of the HERALD SUN. After two years of "fruitless talks," TVN and SkyChannel "parted ways at the weekend." The standoff "enable ...

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12/22/14
EOne Grabs U.K. Rights To Gascoigne Film

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12/22/14
LNR Asks For Bids For Top 14 TV Rights

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12/19/14
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