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Channel Nine To Simulcast National Rugby League Night Matches In Closing Rounds

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 27 / 17

Channel Nine plans to simulcast five Saturday night matches in the closing rounds of the National Rugby League season each year in the next broadcast cycle, "but could again miss out on the regular season's most pivotal match despite providing wall-to-wall coverage of this year's finals run-in," acc...

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08/24/16
BCCI For Transparency In IPL Media Rights

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08/24/16
Half Of Most-Shared Oly Ads From Rio

Half of the top 10 most shared Olympic ads of all time "come from the Rio Games, with ads from Channel 4, Under Armour, Nike and P&G making the all-time chart," according to PR WEEK. Channel 4’s "We’re the superhumans" is the "most shared ad of the Rio Olympics." The ad promotin ...

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08/24/16
Football Takes Gold In Twitter Olympics

Football emerged with the Gold Medal in the Twitter Olympics, with Neymar's "decisive spot-kick in the penalty shoot-out against Germany generating more Tweets per minute than any other piece of Rio 2016 sporting action," according to David Owen of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The home side’s talism ...

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08/24/16
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Liga MX side Chivas Guadalajara owner Grupo Omnilife CEO José Luis Higuera said that errors during Chivas TV's broadcast of Saturday's game against Atlas "were caused when the platform for the streaming service was hacked." Higuera said, "We are having problems, the problems from Saturd ...

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08/23/16
Bundesliga Opener In Virtual Reality

Fox Sports and NextVR will provide football fans with a unique perspective by producing Friday’s opening match of the '16-17 Bundesliga season in virtual reality. The game between defending German champion Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen will be the first live broadcast of a Bundesliga match t ...

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Mediaset Seeking Court Enforcement

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08/23/16
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