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Labour Party Floats Levy On EPL TV Rights To Support Grassroots Football

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 24 / 14

Britain's Labour Party has accused Premier League clubs of "not contributing enough to grassroots football and suggested that they may be compelled to pay a levy on revenue from television rights," according to Pickard & Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Shadow Culture Secretary Harriet Harman "is a...

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09/12/13
Cup Qualifier Gets High Ratings On ARD

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09/12/13
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09/11/13
NBA To Expand Streaming In China

NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver said that the league "soon will announce plans to increase streaming of league games online in China," according to Mason Levinson of BLOOMINGTON. Silver: "Beginning this season, we’re going to be streaming a game a day” in a deal with Sina Corp., owne ...

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09/11/13
Eurosport Lands Tour De France Until '19

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09/10/13
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09/10/13
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