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Channel Nine Keen To Show Saturday Night A-League Matches, Go Head-To-Head With AFL

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 22 / 15

Channel Nine "wants to screen Saturday night A-League games" and go head-to-head with the Australian Football League on Seven, according to David Davutovic of the HERALD SUN. Nine is the favorite to take over SBS’s A-League rights "as Seven’s interest is complicated by its AFL contract."...

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LFP Execs Praise Passing Of Real Decreto

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Moko Acquires 10% Stake In BigTeams

An Australian social media company called Moko Social Media signed a low seven-figure deal for a 10% stake in BigTeams, a Virginia-based company that produces websites and scheduling software for high-school athletic departments. Deal terms give Moko the option to acquire up to 23% of the company, w ...

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05/01/15
More Than 7M Watch German Cup Game

German public broadcaster ARD "recorded more than 7 million viewers for its broadcast of the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) semifinal matchup between Wolfsburg and Bielefeld," according to Uwe Mantel of DWDL. An average of 7.02 million viewers watched the game starting at 8:30pm. The number translated into ...

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05/01/15
Spain Approves Of Real Decreto Law

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05/01/15
Women's AFL To Be Shown On Free-To-Air TV

In a sporting first, the Seven Network will broadcast -- live -- one of the two Australian Football League-sanctioned women's curtain-raisers this season: "an August exhibition match between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs," according to Samantha Lane of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The breakthroug ...

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05/01/15
Media Notes

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04/30/15
Close To 13M Viewers Watch German Cup

German public broadcaster ARD "recorded close to 13 million viewers for its broadcast of the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) semifinal between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday," according to Timo Nöthling of QUOTENMETER. A total of 12.87 million viewers tuned in to watch the matchup starti ...

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04/30/15
SPFL Playoffs Will Be Screened On BT Sport

The Scottish Professional Football League has "struck a six-match deal" with BT Sport to screen this season's playoffs, according to Andy Newport of the SCOTSMAN. The broadcaster has "agreed to show both legs" of the quarterfinals, semifinals and final, while BBC Scotland will provide live radi ...

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04/30/15
Channels To Fight Over Racing Rights

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04/29/15
Spanish Football Federation Asks For More

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