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Eurosport To Broadcast Wimbledon, Qualifying Tournament In 34 Territories

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 23 / 17

For the first time, Eurosport will show Wimbledon in as many as 34 countries. Eurosport will have exclusive coverage of the tournament in markets including Belgium, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Romania, Russia and Sweden. As well as comprehensive coverage of the tournament on Eurosport linear channels...

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Optus' Streaming Of EPL Has Issues

When Optus "shocked the Australian sporting landscape by buying the rights for the English Premier League," there were "murmurs of discontent within the football fraternity," according to Jamie Marcuson of THE AGE. The murmurs "grew to howls of disapproval after Optus released their packages an ...

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German Super Cup Beats Rio Olympics

German public broadcaster ZDF drew more than 7 million viewers for its broadcast of the German Super Cup on Sunday, according to Sidney Schering of QUOTENMETER. The game between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund attracted 7.22 million viewers starting at 8:30pm. The number translated into a market ...

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ESPN To Announce Football Rights Deal

ESPN will on Monday formally announce its purchase of a U.S. package of European football rights that was agreed to nearly 10 months ago. ESPN agreed to pay around $110M for a package that includes Euro 2020 and its qualifiers, the European 2022 World Cup qualifiers, a planned UEFA Nations League to ...

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LFP, Canal+ In Talks Over Scheduling

Canal Plus’ Ligue 1 offering “will be expanded this season with an extra match being broadcast to subscribers of the pay-TV channel,” according to MEDIA SPORTIF. Discussions are “currently underway” between the French ...

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Media Notes

RTVE 's HBBtv  application for the Rio Olympics  has "run into trouble with some so-called Smart TV 's that are unable to process the signals." The Spanish public broadcaster is "offering viewers up to 19 channels of action from Rio 2016." However, according to Engan Chados a la TV som ...

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Bayern Takes Ownership Of Digital Future

Screenshot of Bayern Munich's redesigned website. Bayern Munich will this week unveil its new online and mobile presence following the club's decision to take ownership of its digital infrastructure ...

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Olympics TV Ratings Down, Streaming Up

It "looked like 2012 all over again," according to Anna Nicolaou of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Swimming legend Michael Phelps "soared past" rival Ryan Lochte in the final lap of the 200m race, winning Gold, "just as he had at the London Games." For the TV business, the "similarities stopped there." About ...

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BT, Sky Prepare For Battle As EPL Starts

With the kick-off of the Premier League season this weekend, BT and Sky "are set for their biggest match yet, battling to win over football fans with aggressive marketing campaigns and cut-price offers," according to Lauren Fedor of the FINANCIAL TIMES. BT, which launched its sports broadcasting div ...

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Fox, Nine Eying Jarryd Hayne

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Sky TV's Interim Injunction Bid Fails

Sky TV "lost its bid for an interim injunction against Fairfax Media regarding the use of its Olympic Games footage," according to Cowlishaw & Dennett of STUFF. Sky TV sought the judgment arguing Fairfax, publisher of Stuff, was "effectively stealing" its material under the guise of fair use. La ...

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