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In Grip Of Youth Movement, FIA Looks To Makes F1 Cars Harder To Drive

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 30 / 14

The FIA is "examining ways of making F1 cars harder to drive," according to Kevin Eason of the LONDON TIMES. As 17-year-old Max Verstappen prepares to make his F1 debut in Friday's free practice ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix, the racing organization is afraid his appearance "will underline fearsw...

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11/21/13
Media Notes

The England and Wales Cricket Board has announced a new four-year broadcast rights deal with sports media company Perform to deliver live and on-demand coverage of England's home int'l matches to fans in North America and the Caribbean ( ECB ). ... ABC radio "is expected to call the first Test despi ...

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11/20/13
BT CEO: More 'Eye-Watering' Bids Ahead

BT Sport CEO Marc Watson has warned that his company "is ready to invest more 'eye-watering sums' and has its eye on the next round of Premier League TV rights," according to the PA. Watson said the £897M ($1.4B) BT spent on '15-18 Champions League rights was "worth every penny," despite Sky's ...

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11/20/13
Liverpool Launches Chinese Website

EPL Liverpool announced plans to launch its first official Chinese language website. The club has partnered with China's leading sports portal, Hupu.com, to launch the site. Liverpool was the first European football club to enter the online Chinese market in July '11 with the launch of an official p ...

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11/20/13
Pick To Show Daily Ashes Test Highlights

Sky will make highlights of the Ashes series available, for the first time, to millions of homes through its free-to-air channel Pick beginning Thursday. During the Ashes series, a one-hour highlights program will be aired at 10pm every day following each Test, ODI and T20 match. Sky's Ashes coverag ...

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11/19/13
Italy Picks Infront For TV Negotiations

Italy's top-flight football clubs have picked Infront "as the main adviser to negotiate a new package of television rights" for the coming three-to-six seasons, according to Masoni & Mackenzie of REUTERS. The league, "which rejected a rival offer" from IMG, will now "hammer out the final details ...

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11/19/13
BR To Increase DEL Coverage

German regional public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk "will increase its coverage of the German Hockey League (DEL)," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. BR's "Blickpunkt Sport" show, which airs Saturday nights, will from now on report about all Friday night games of the five Bavarian clubs in th ...

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11/19/13
Fox Sports Interested In Rugby League

Australia's proposed national rugby club competition "is gaining momentum, with Fox Sports interested in televising games," according to Bret Harris of THE AUSTRALIAN. However, the concept "could run into a road block if it is opposed by Sydney clubs." The Australian Rugby Union board "recently appr ...

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11/18/13
TalkSport Wins Brazil World Cup Rights

TalkSport "has secured broadcast rights" for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, as parent group UTV Media reported its revenue "increased" by 1% in the third quarter, according to Maisie McCabe of MEDIA WEEK. The sports station "will broadcast commentary from every match of the tournament," from the open ...

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11/18/13
SABC Signs Broadcast Deal With CSA

Cricket South Africa and the public service broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), "concluded a broadcast rights deal that will see ball-by-ball coverage return to television screens for all Proteas matches during the upcoming season," according to SPORT 24. All the Sun ...

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11/18/13
IMG Media Bids $4B For Serie A Rights

IMG Media has reportedly offered €3B ($4B) to the Italian football league "to secure the rights to advise and manage TV rights for the Serie A," according to DIGITAL TV EUROPE. According to Italian press reports, IMG Media "put in the offer for the three seasons" from '15-18 and said that ...

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