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LeSports, PPTV Mounting Bids For Chinese Super League Rights

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 20 / 17

Chinese digital sports company LeSports' exclusive online broadcast rights to the Chinese Super League "may come to an end soon as PPTV, the video streaming unit of electronics retailer Suning Holdings Group, is in talks to acquire the rights to also broadcast" the football matches in the upcoming s...

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02/01/17
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02/01/17
ARD To Show 2017, 2018 Tour De France

German public broadcaster ARD "will cover the Tour de France live this year and next year," according to Jörn Krieger of BROADBAND TV NEWS. SportA, the sports rights agency of public broadcasters ARD and ZDF, "renewed its contract with Amaury Sport Organisation" for '17 and '18. Financial detai ...

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02/01/17
BT Sport Determined To Keep CL Rights

As BT Sport's three-year exclusive contract to broadcast the Champions League "comes to a close," the broadcaster said that it is "determined to continue the football rights deal," according to Emily Tan of CAMPAIGN LIVE. BT reportedly accused rival Sky of "having too much dominance over pay-TV ...

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02/01/17
Media Notes

Accor Hotels  secured a "branded content partnership deal with broadcaster Fox Networks Group Asia ." The one-year collaboration "will see exclusive branded content" across the network’s sports and general entertainment channels, including "tie-ups with major sporting events" such as ...

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01/31/17
Sky Claims Discovery Demanding $1.25B

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The Australian Open "showdown" between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal has "scored Channel Seven its highest TV ratings for a men’s final tennis match in a decade and third most-watched ever," according to Mitchell Bingemann of THE AUSTRALIAN. Some 4.4 million Australians tuned in at the peak o ...

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