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ESPN Prepares To Tell 'Full Story' Of Brazil World Cup, Will Spotlight Mexico, Brazil

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ESPN's World Cup Coverage By The Numbers 2 – host sets at Clube dos Marimbas used by ESPN and ESPN International. 15 – World Cup rosters for English-language TV pundits. 25 – cameras at host set location. 29 – English-language on-air com...

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06/24/13
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Italian pay-TV channel Sky Italia "wants to introduce jersey cameras with the start of the upcoming Seria A season." Football fans "are supposed to watch the game from the players' perspective." The plan "calls for a mini camera to be put on the players' chests" ( BLICK, 6/21 ). ... Liverpool FC ...

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06/21/13
Sky Wins Ofcom Ruling Against BT

Broadcasting regulator Ofcom said that BSkyB "did not unduly discriminate against BT" by blocking its multi-mullion pound TV advertising campaign to promote rival Premier League coverage, according to Josh Halliday of the GUARDIAN. BT complained to the media regulator in February "after BSkyB refuse ...

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06/21/13
Lineker Critizes Premier League Fixtures

Former England captain and Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker has accused the Premier League of having a "disregard for the best interests" of the national team, according to the BBC. Lineker believes the top-flight schedule "does not help" England Manager Roy Hodgson. Liverpool hosts ManU whil ...

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06/21/13
LPFP Appeals To Block Sport TV Deal

Portuguese Football League (LPFP) President Mario Figueiredo has said that the organization "will appeal to the European Commission if the country’s media regulator, the ERC, refuses to block a proposed deal" for telecom company Portugal Telecom to acquire a 25% stake in pay-TV broadcaster Spo ...

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06/21/13
Spanish Basketball Final Draws 2.8M

The fifth and final game of the Spanish Basketball League (ACB) championship series between Real Madrid and Barcelona, broadcast Wednesday on TVE's La 1, drew the most views of any ACB contest since '07, according to AS. Wednesday's game, which Real Madrid won 79-71, drew 2.8 million viewers and a m ...

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06/20/13
Sky TV NZ Loses EPL Broadcast Rights

 Sky TV "has lost the rights to screen next season's English Premier League and it is believed a new player to the market won the bid to broadcast to the popular football competition," according to Daniel Richardson of the APNZ. Int'l media rights company MP & Silva "holds the rights to the ...

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06/20/13
FIFA Could Scrap 3D Broadcasts Of WC

FIFA is "considering scrapping 3-D broadcasts of the next World Cup," describing ESPN’s decision to abandon the format as "another setback for the technology," according to Rob Harris of the AP. The sports network said that there "weren’t enough viewers in the United States to make 3-D b ...

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06/20/13
Ofcom To Probe BT, BSkyB Clash

Broadcasting regulator Ofcom "has opened an investigation" into BSkyB’s refusal to let BT carry two of its key sports channels, in "a sign of growing tensions between the two companies," according to Robert Budden of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The investigation by Ofcom "follows a complaint by BT" a ...

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06/20/13
Nine Claims Input On Player Selection

Network execs claim that "they will have an input in Australian cricket team selection policies and scheduling" under the company's new A$450M ($429M) broadcast deal, according to Michael Bodey of THE AUSTRALIAN. Nine Managing Dir Jeffrey Browne said the rotation policy that rested Australian team m ...

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06/20/13
FFA CEO: TV Bosses Eye Football Rights

Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop said that "Australian sport's big boys should be peering over the shoulders, and now TV networks are joining the chorus" as football rides high on Australia's World Cup qualification, according to Bodey & Gatt of THE AUSTRALIAN. The Socceroos' final ...

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