Featured Story

IAAF World Championships Record More Than 1.5 Million Viewers On Friday

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 31 / 15

German public broadcaster ZDF "recorded more than one-and-a-half million viewers for its broadcast of the IAAF World Championships on Friday," according to Robert Meyer of QUOTENMETER. ZDF's coverage, which started at 1pm, attracted 1.66 million viewers. The number translated into a market share of ...

Read More

Tags: Europe, Media

More Stories

02/02/15
BBC Loses The Open To Sky Sports

Sky Sports will pay more than £10M ($15M) a year "to snatch exclusive live rights for Open Championship golf from the BBC," according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. The contract "will be announced by the sport’s ruling body, the R&A, early next week" and will end the BBC&r ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

02/02/15
Media Notes

New Zealand pay-TV provider Sky Television "is making top rugby and motorsport events available to nonsubscribers online." It is expected Sky will announce "new packages enabling sports fans to tune into" Super Rugby, the National Rugby League and F1 on the Internet. A "Fan Pass" will allow Sky spor ...

Tags: Media

01/30/15
BBC Pays $308M To Keep MOTD Until '19

The familiar theme tune to Match of the Day "will remain a fixture on the BBC until at least the end of the decade," after the corporation paid £204M ($308M) to renew the rights for three more years, according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. Under the new deal, which runs from '16-17 un ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

01/30/15
More Than 500K Watch Handball On Sky

German pay-TV network Sky Deutschland "recorded more than half a million viewers for its broadcast of the handball world championship quarterfinal match between Germany and Qatar," according to Fabian Riedner of QUOTENMETER. The pregame coverage, which started at 3:30pm on Sky Sport HD1, attracted 1 ...

Tags: Media, Europe

01/30/15
Pay-TV To Be Considered For Six Nations

Six Nations officials "will consider offers from pay television operators for their next broadcasting deal, which could end live free-to-air match coverage after the 2017 championship," according to Alex Lowe of the LONDON TIMES. Six Nations CEO John Feehan said the BBC remains the preferred partn ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

01/30/15
Eurosport Nets Grass Court Tennis Rights

Discovery’s British Eurosport "agreed a three year deal" with the Lawn Tennis Association to be the exclusive pay TV broadcaster of the five British grass court tournaments that take place in the lead up to The Championships, Wimbledon, according to Toby Keel of EUROSPORT. Under the terms of t ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

01/29/15
Aussie Open Match Attracts 3.5M Viewers

Despite the major interest in the Socceroos' Asian Cup semifinal against the UAE on Tuesday night, Nick Kyrgios' quarterfinal against Andy Murray "was a ratings hit," according to Michael Chammas of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Channel Seven's coverage of the match on Rod Laver Arena "averaged 2.5 mil ...

Tags: Media, Australia, Europe

01/29/15
Ten Sports To Bring MotoGP To India

The avenue for non-cricket sports properties like kabaddi, tennis, wrestling, and football, "which saw a great start last year is set to grow bigger," according to Herman Gomes of INDIAN TELEVISION. The newest entrant "is the niche sport Moto Grand Prix popularly known as MotoGP." Ten Sports "has in ...

Tags: Media, India

01/29/15
Silva Suggests Changes For Serie A

MP & Silva President Riccardo Silva said that avoiding going "head-to-head with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo" and not stopping "for Christmas" would "make drastic improvements" in the slumping Serie A, according to Andrew Dampf of the AP. Silva: "The bottom line is that the Spanish league ...

Tags: Europe, Media

01/29/15
Bradford City Co-Chair Blasts Broadcasters

League One side Bradford City has launched a "scathing attack on the FA Cup broadcasters for failing to reward their giant-killing exploits with live coverage of their fifth round tie," according to Chris Bascombe of the London TELEGRAPH. The Yorkshire club was hailed for "breathing life into this y ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug