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

04 / 17 / 14

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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03/31/14
Boca-River Plate Attracts Global Media

Sunday's Argentine first division Superclásico between Boca Juniors and River Plate attracted 153 media outlets from 15 countries. Boca Juniors "announced before the match that it expected its La Bombonera stadium to be completely full." Sunday's game marked the teams' 202nd meeting. The 153 ...

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03/28/14
Bundesliga Draws High Ratings On Sky

German pay-TV channel Sky "recorded high ratings for its Bundesliga broadcasts on Tuesday evening," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. The most-watched game was the matchup between Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke, which attracted 510,000 viewers. The 0-0 draw obtained a market share of 2.8% in th ...

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03/28/14
EPL Delivering Ratings For NBC

NBC Sports Group "has attracted a surprising number of early-bird sports fans" to watch the EPL since it started airing live league games this season, according to Debbie Emery of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. NBC Sports Group President of Programming Jon Miller said, "The ratings continue to deliver and ...

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03/28/14
European Rugby Broadcasts Revealed

The new broadcasting agreement between rivals BT and Sky Sports for the new European club competitions to replace the Heineken and Amlin Challenge Cups next season "can be revealed," according to Gavin Mairs of the London TELEGRAPH. The "pick deal" agreed as part of the compromise between the two br ...

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03/28/14
Sky In Talks For GAA TV Deal

Sky Sports "is believed to be at an advanced state of negotiations" with Croke Park Stadium to enter the Gaelic Athletic Association market "as part of an overall deal featuring a range of broadcasters" for this year's All-Ireland champion games, according to Breheny & Boyle of the IRISH INDEPEN ...

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03/28/14
TVE Reportedly Offering Hefty Sum

Spain's national football team "remains the star that all broadcasters want to sign," according to Raúl Piña of EL MUNDO. UEFA is selling rights for 20 of Spain's Euro 2016 and 2018 World Cup qualifying matches. Three Spanish broadcasters -- Mediaset's Telecinco, Atresmedia and pu ...

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03/28/14
Media Notes

SVT and TV4 "have been awarded the Swedish broadcast rights" to UEFA Women’s Euro 2017. Public broadcaster SVT and TV4, which has pay-TV and free-to-air commercial channels, "will share coverage of the tournament" after agreeing to terms with UEFA. The continent’s 16 leading women’ ...

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03/27/14
BT TV Head Watson To Step Down

BT TV CEO Marc Watson "has been squeezed out as part of a major revamp of the telecoms company’s media divisions," according to Nic Fildes of the LONDON TIMES. Watson will leave "as his division is merged with BT Sport into one unit." BT is "now looking for a new managing director for the expa ...

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03/27/14
UEFA Wants Games Available On Free-TV

UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino assured that "UEFA supports Champions League (and Europa League) games being shown on free-TV, and believes that there should always be a local game that fans do not have to pay to watch," according to Francesc Aguilar of MUNDO DEPORTIVO. In cases "like Spani ...

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03/27/14
Media Notes

One World Sports has secured exclusive multiplatform North American rights to carry this year's tournaments from the OneAsia Golf Tour. The OneAsia Golf Tour is comprised of tournaments throughout the Asia-Pacific region annually. One World Sports will carry 10 events live and in HD this year beginn ...

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