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

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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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09/20/13
Media Notes

The Champions League T20 2013 is all set to take off on Star Sports, Star Cricket and Star Cricket HD and this time, the opening and final matches of the tournament "will be simulcast on Star India’s flagship movie channel Star Gold." The tournament featuring four Indian Premier League franchi ...

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09/19/13
Tokyo Games Ups Ante For TV Rights

All three commercial Australian networks "have stepped back into the race for the next Olympic Games TV rights package," amid speculation of a three-Games, A$200M ($187M) rights deal, according to Michael Bodey of THE AUSTRALIAN. The announcement of Tokyo as the 2020 Olympics host boosted IOC "hopes ...

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09/19/13
Sky's Champions League Rates High

German pay-TV channel Sky "recorded top ratings for its broadcast of Tuesday's Champions League games," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. A total of 1.18 million viewers tuned in to watch Sky's simulcast of all eight games or one of its individual game broadcasts. The number translated into a ...

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09/19/13
Study: Women In U.K. Sports Reporting

New research by an academic from the University of East Anglia found U.K. Sunday newspapers promote the weekend as a male domain centered around their activities and interests. The study found that the representation of sportswomen and men is different in weekend newspaper reporting, with women unde ...

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09/19/13
Media Notes

Kickboxing promotion company Glory Sports Int’l has acquired the rights to the majority of kickboxing promotion K-1's programming. The acquisition brings GSI's number of kickboxing programming hours to nearly 3,000 ( Glory Sports Int'l ). ... Infront Sports & Media and the Int'l Ice Hockey ...

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09/19/13
America's Cup Drives Mobile Usage In NZ

As the final races of the America's Cup "are battled out between Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Team USA," Telecom has reported a "massive spike" in mobile data consumption, according to the APNZ. When the catamarans crossed the starting line shortly after 8am on Monday, data consumption "rose ...

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09/19/13
Mediapro To Pay Athletic Bilbao $14.7M

La Liga side Athletic Bilbao and multimedia group Mediapro have signed an agreement "whereby the broadcaster will pay the Basque club" a sum of more than €11M ($14.7M) in outstanding payments "from a contract agreed between the two entities two years ago," according to INSIDE SPANISH FOOTBALL. ...

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09/18/13
Canal+ Outlines '13-14 Football Coverage

Pay-TV channel Canal+ "presented its exhaustive football coverage for the '13-14 season, just hours before the start of the Champions League, which will be an emphasis of the channel's programming," according to Sergi Solé of MUNDO DEPORTIVO. Canal+ Dir General of Content Alex Martínez ...

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09/18/13
UCI Championships Coverage Widespread

The Int'l Cycling Union and marketing partner Infront Sports & Media will receive its highest-level of TV broadcast coverage for the UCI Road World Championships, which begins Sunday in Florence, Italy. The event will be broadcast across 30 TV networks in Europe, North and South America, Africa, ...

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09/17/13
Serie A Seeking Media Rights Windfall

Serie A President Maurizio Beretta has called on the Italian league "to build on its status as Europe’s second biggest competition in terms of broadcast rights," according to SOCCEREX. A meeting is "set to be held on Friday to determine the future course of what has been a contentious issue in ...

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