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Words To Live By: Quotes Of The Year, Part One

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 22 / 14

No matter how the criminals may justify their actions, there is no justification for crimes committed against civilians, especially against women and children. -- Russian President Vladimir Putin , after suicide bombers killed more than 30 people in Volgograd. I am the master of my socia...

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03/17/14
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A documentary titled "Maracaná," which tells the story of Uruguay's "surprising 2-1 defeat of Brazil in the finals of the 1950 World Cup in Brazil," will debut in March. The film's directors are Uruguayans Sebastián Bednarik and Andrés Varela. Its trailer was released o ...

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03/14/14
Francis: Sky Sports 'Spurred' By Rivals

Sky Sports' coverage of F1 tops the BBC's and has indulged racing fans like never before, while the arrival of BT as a significant rival in the pay sports TV market has simply “spurred us on,” Sky Sports Managing Dir Barney Francis said. Since '12, Sky has shared the U.K. coverage of F1 ...

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03/14/14
Disappointing Ratings For CL Game On ZDF

German public broadcaster ZDF "recorded disappointing ratings for its broadcast of the Champions League game between Bayer Leverkusen and Paris St. Germain on Wednesday night," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. A total of 4.58 million viewers tuned in starting at 8:45pm. The number translated ...

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03/14/14
ESPN Names Nigerian Ad Rep

ESPN named Ventra Media Group as its ad sales representative in Nigeria. Ventra Media Group specializes in delivering digital marketing and commercialization services for premium brands and rights owners in Africa. Headed by CEO Daryn Wober, Ventra has experience in advertising, marketing and busine ...

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03/14/14
KLPGA Criticized Over Sale Of TV Rights

The Korea LPGA "has been accused of selling tournament broadcast rights that fattened its own coffers at the expense of sponsors, advertisers and golfers," according to the KOREA JOONGANG DAILY. In February, the KLPGA, under the leadership of Chair Koo Ja-yong, "sold exclusive broadcast rights for t ...

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03/14/14
SingTel Wins FIFA World Cup Rights

SingTel announced that "it has inked an exclusive deal" with the FIFA for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, according to the STRAITS TIMES. Under the Media Development Authority's cross-carriage rule, SingTel "has to share the content with StarHub" in the same way that it is sharing its EPL content. All ...

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03/13/14
High Ratings For Sky's CL Broadcasts

German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland "recorded top ratings for its Champions League games broadcast on Tuesday night," according to Christopher Schmitt of QUOTENMETER. A total of 1.11 million viewers tuned in to watch Sky's simulcast, which consisted of the Bayern Munich vs. FC Arsenal and Atletic ...

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03/13/14
One World Sports Extends Yomiuri Deal

One World Sports has reached a contract extension with Nippon Television Network Corp. to broadcast Nippon Professional Baseball club Yomiuri Giants home games in '14. Yomiuri games will be broadcast live on the network's linear channel and digital platforms. Highlights and short-form video will be ...

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03/13/14
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Barcelona and Twentieth Century Fox have unveiled the "Simpsonized" versions of Lionel Messi, Neymar, Xavi Hernandez and Andrés Iniesta as part of a collaboration with the TV series "The Simpsons." Barcelona will co-create a line of merchandise that will be available this year. The agreement ...

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03/12/14
Outdoor Channel Inks New Deal In Asia

The Outdoor Channel (Asia) has become the pan-regional broadcaster of the IndyCar Series, X Games Austin and X Games Aspen in Southeast Asia and parts of the wider Asia-Pacific region following a new agreement with ESPN. Outdoor Channel and ESPN will jointly promote and market the IndyCar Series and ...

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