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Sport1 Looking To Renew Broadcast Rights Deal With MLB Beyond 2016 Season

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 27 / 16

German sports network Sport1 is considering renewing its broadcast rights deal with MLB, capitalizing on the heightened interested in the ongoing World Series between Chicago and Cleveland. The network's current contract with the league will expire...

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Zamparini Calls For Better Distribution

Serie A side Palmero President Maurizio Zamparini has called for "more equitable distribution of television money to curb Juventus' dominance," according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. Juventus has won the league the past five years in a row, and "opened-up a four-point lead after seven games this term." Zampa ...

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Wolves In Talks To Secure China TV Deal

Chinese conglomerate Fosun plans to exert its "influence" to spread the name of League Championship side Wolverhampton across China, according to the EXPRESS & STAR. During a meeting of the Wolves Fans' Parliament, Fosun supremo and main club Dir Jeff Shi: "We are in the process of negotiating t ...

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Man City To Star In Reality TV Series

Man City will participate in the first football-focused reality TV series to be broadcast in China. The club will be featured in Football Mania, which will follow a newly-formed team and track its progress from the start, including a training program for a match against a City Academy squad. The pro ...

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FFA Aiming For TV Bidding War

Football Federation Australia "is set to formally test the market" on broadcast rights to a suite of its "products" now that its exclusive period of negotiations with current broadcaster Fox Sports is over, according to Michael Lynch of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. FFA will be hoping that free-to ...

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BBL Signs Media Deal With Perform

The British Basketball League has agreed to a six-year deal with digital sports content and media group Perform, for the distribution and sale of all global media-related rights. Perform will manage the broadcast and digital rights for all BBL games, including exclusive streaming and data right ...

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AFL, NRL Finals Bump Circulation

The weekend’s Australian Football League and National Rugby League grand finals were a "fascinating look at the development of modern national football codes and the effect of interstate expansion versus traditional suburban loyalties on newspaper sales," according to Chris Mitchell of THE AUS ...

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Media Notes

Insight TV , the TV channel for fans of "action, adventure and extreme sports," will become part of German HDTV platform HD+ on Astra (19.2 degrees East) on Tuesday, "increasing the line-up to a total of 22 channels." For operating company TV Entertainment Reality Network, the collaboration ...

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Paris St. Germain Signs Esports Players

Paris St. Germain reportedly signed two FIFA esports players, "and has interest in acquiring EU LCS organization Vitality," according to Guilherme Arten-Meyer of SPLIT PUSH. According to the report, "nothing is yet confirmed regarding the ...

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LFP Opens Complaint Against Canal+

The “tension is rising” between the French Professional Football League (LFP) and its main broadcaster Canal+, according to Étienne Moatti of L’ÉQUIPE. Since the start of the season, the first of a four-year cycle for which Canal+ is paying €540M ($607M) annually ...

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M7 Group To Broadcast Esports TV

MTG and M7 Group have concluded an agreement to make ESL’s Esports TV channel available in HD "on a number of M7 Group’s satellite TV platforms," according to Robert Briel of BROADBAND TV NEWS. The channel has become available in the Netherlands (Canal Digitaal), Belgium (TV Vlaanderen), ...

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