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Constitutional Judge Backs Bremen State Senate's Proposal Regarding Security Costs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 30 / 14

German constitutional judge Peter Müller "has backed the Bremen State Senate in its dispute with the German Football Federation (DFB) and the German Football League (DFL) regarding the financing of police operations ," according to the DPA. Müller said, "Sanction does not replace discussi...

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10/22/13
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U.S. firm Time Warner Cable Sports signed a two-year programming deal with EPL side Aston Villa that will see it carry "Aston Villa Weekly" on TWC SportsNet and TWC Deportes. The weekly, three-hour program launches on TWC SportsNet at 11am Tuesday. This week, it will be repeated three times on TWC S ...

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10/21/13
BSkyB Reports Subscriber Gains

U.K. pay-TV operator BSkyB on Thursday reported "stronger TV subscriber gains than in the year-ago period," according to Georg Szalai of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Earnings "were affected by higher sports programming costs," particularly from a new deal for rights to English Premier League football mat ...

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10/21/13
Abu Dhabi Sports To Telecast F1 GP

The Etihad F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, "one of the region's most awaited annual sports events," will be telecast live on the Abu Dhabi Sports network channels 2 and 6, according to GULF NEWS. Starting Monday, Abu Dhabi Sports will launch the F1 coverage, which will include eight special programs a ...

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10/21/13
Weak Ratings For Boxing Night On Sat.1

German free-to-air TV channel Sat.1 "received weak ratings for its boxing night program on Saturday," according to David Grzeschik of QUOTENMETER. The super middleweight fight between champion Robert Stieglitz and Isaac Ekpo attracted 2.09 million viewers. The fight, which started at 11:20pm German ...

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10/21/13
Mediapro To Donate To Youth Sports

Spain's Youth Sports Foundation and multimedia group Mediapro's Gol channel on Friday signed an agreement for Gol to donate 1% of its revenue from new subscribers for next week's "Clásico" between Barcelona and Real Madrid, according to the EFE. Spanish Superior Sports Council (CSD) President ...

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10/21/13
Australia's Capitals Seek Live Stream

Australian Women's Basketball League side Canberra Capitals "hope to be given permission to live stream home matches late this season," insisting its continued delay is denying the WNBL a "huge" promotional opportunity, according to Jon Tuxworth of the CANBERRA TIMES. The Capitals "were fuming" ...

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10/21/13
Media Notes

A World Cup berth "appears unlikely" after Ethiopia's home defeat to Nigeria, but a growing legion of Ethiopian fans "are taking to Twitter to lure overseas-based players eligible to represent the Walyas." Ethiopian fans have now launched what they dub a "Twitter diplomacy" campaign to snap up Arsen ...

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10/18/13
SINA, NBA Add To Chinese Offering

SINA Corp. and NBA China have expanded their partnership to provide fans in China with access to NBA content on multiple SINA platforms. The enhanced partnership makes the NBA the first U.S. professional sports league to offer specific destinations for all 30 teams online and via mobile, a ...

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10/18/13
ProSport: RFPL Dives Into Pay-TV

Liga TV General Dir Ilya Hercus told the ProSport conference in Moscow on Thursday that Liga TV, the TV arm of the Russian Football Premier League, aims to turn its channel, Nash Futbol, into a flagship of the rapidly developing sports pay-TV market in Russia by '16. “The main strategic goal i ...

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10/18/13
Russian Sports Channel Stays Pay

Russia’s state-run TV company VGTRK has canceled plans to make its pay-TV channel Sport available free-to-air. VGTRK is withdrawing its application for a free-to-air license for Sport in digital terrestrial multiplex 2, which will be launched as part of Russia’s switch to digital TV ...

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