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New Zealand Rugby Union, Sky TV Sign 'Conditional' Deal For Broadcast Rights

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 24 / 14

The New Zealand Rugby Union and Sky TV signed "a conditional five-year deal for broadcasting rights from 2016," according to Greg Stutchbury of REUTERS. A final agreement is expected to be signed off by the end of November. NZRU CEO Steve Tew said that no financial details were disclosed "due to the...

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Zee Rebuts Dhoni's Allegations

India's leading media company Zee Media Corp. Ltd. on Tuesday "vehemently rebutted the allegations in the defamation civil suit" filed by India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the Madras high court, where he alleged Zee news of telecasting "malicious" news about him, according to the PTI. Th ...

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Indian Cricketer Sues Zee TV

India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni "has sued" private TV network Zee TV "for defamation," according to the BBC. Dhoni filed a case in the Madras High Court demanding 1B rupees ($16.4M) in damages from the channel. He said that Zee TV "has been showing false reports suggesting his involvement ...

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UTV Media Sees Pre-Tax Profit Drop

TalkSport owner UTV Media suffered a 15.9% decline in pre-tax profits last year, with no major int'l football tournament, but "expects its performance to pick up in 2014 helped by the World Cup in Brazil," according to John Reynolds of the London GUARDIAN. The company also disclosed that it is "cons ...

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NBTC: Threatens World Cup Fines

Thailand's Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission warned Monday that RS, Thailand's broadcasting right holders for this summer's FIFA World Cup, "runs the risk of being fined" up to 17.3M baht ($538,800), should the company fail to allow all 64 matches from Brazil to b ...

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Sky Sport News Continues Positive Trend

German pay-TV operator Sky "is very satisfied with the development of its sports news channel Sky Sport News HD," which was launched in '12, according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. The channel's "daily average viewership has increased by 57%, from 210,000 viewers in '12 to 330,000 in '13." During the l ...

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Sky Renews Masters Broadcast Deal

German pay-TV operator Sky "has renewed its broadcast deal for The Masters golf tournament," according to Malte van Oven of GOLF POST. Sky announced that it "has extended its contract with The Masters for multiple years." The pay-TV network "did not disclose the exact length of the extension." In ad ...

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F1 Gives RTL, Sky Strong Ratings

German private-TV channel RTL “recorded an average of 3.12 million viewers for its broadcast of the Australian F1 Grand Prix on Sunday morning,” according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. The number translated into a market share of 43.2%. RTL’s broadcast of the season-opening race, whi ...

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New 123on App To Offer La Liga Highlights

The Spanish Football League (LFP) and multimedia group Mediapro have signed an agreement with Swedish technology company 123on, which will offer an app allowing fans to watch high-definition video clips of La Liga and Spanish second division goals and game summaries on their mobile phones. Fans will ...

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Telemundo Media Partners With Chevrolet

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Formula E Secures Deal With U.K.'s ITV

All 10 rounds of the '14-15 FIA Formula E Championship will be televised live and free-to-air in the U.K. after series organizers confirmed a broadcast deal with U.K. network ITV. Brokered by int'l media company MP & Silva, the ITV agreement adds to existing deals with Fox Sports and Japan&rsquo ...

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