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More Than 2 Million Tune In To Watch Europa League Game On Kabel Eins

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 27 / 15

German free-to-air TV channel kabel eins "recorded satisfying ratings for its broadcast of the Europa League game broadcast on Thursday," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. A total of 2.25 million viewers tuned in to watch the first half of the 2-2 draw between Wolfsburg and Napoli. The number tra...

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ESPN Sets On Collaboration For World Cup

A cup of coffee and a few copies -- that was it. During the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, ESPN USA employees seeking a better cup of coffee would grab one in the offices of ESPN Brazil. In turn, ESPN Brazil employees would use the Xerox machine in the offices of ESPN USA. That was the only collabo ...

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TVB Expands Olympics Broadcast Deal

Hong Kong's TVB "has secured right to broadcast" the 2016 Rio Olympics, according to MARKETING INTERACTIVE. The broadcaster "has also snagged" the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics, to be held in Nanjing Aug. 16-28. TVB said that it "has acquired exclusive broadcast rights across all media platforms," incl ...

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ESPN, Fox Reveal "Los Masters" WC Show

ESPN and Fox Sports will "come together" during the World Cup for "Los Masters," a show that will be headed by ESPN's José Ramón Fernández and Fox Sports' Raúl Orvañanos. The show will be a "debate, analysis and recap program" that will also include ESPN's Zague, D ...

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Mediaset Spain Reveals World Cup Plans

Broadcaster Mediaset CEO Paolo Vasile announced that his company will air the 25 best World Cup matches this summer in Spain, one per day -- for a total of 100 TV hours, according to Patricia Cazón of AS. Mediaset channel Cuatro will begin coverage with Spain's friendly against Bolivia on Fri ...

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Media Notes

German media company Axel Springer will sign on as a partner of vehicle manufacturer MAN and its football-themed website manschaftsbus.de starting with the upcoming season. MAN Head of Company Communications Andreas Lampersbach confirmed the deal at the SPONSORs Sports Media Summit in Cologne on Tue ...

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Champions League Final Draws 4.9M On ITV

Real Madrid's victory over Atlético Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday "was watched by an average audience of 4.9 million on ITV, down on the audiences of previous finals that benefited from involving an English side," according to John Reynolds of the London GUARDIAN. The match ...

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Formula E Signs CCTV-5 Agreement

Formula E is forecating a global TV audience of more than 200 million people for its inaugural season after signging a free-to-air broadcast agreement with CCTV-5 -- the main sports channel in China and part of the China Central Television network. The deal will see the station broadcast all 10 Form ...

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BT, Sky To Battle For Scottish Championship

The cash-strapped Scottish Professional Football League "may finally be in for some good news as a result of Hibernian’s relegation from the Premiership," according to Ewing Grahame of the SCOTSMAN. BBC Alba is close to finalizing a contract which would allow it to broadcast 16 Championship ma ...

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RTVE To Pay $53M For 20 Qualifiers

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE President Leopoldo González-Echenique confirmed that RTVE will pay €39M ($53.1M) over four years for broadcast rights for the Spanish national team's Euro 2016 and 2018 World Cup qualifiers, according to the EFE. RTVE's agreement with UEFA includes th ...

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ESPN Fined For Lack Of Audio Description

ESPN has been fined £120,000 ($202,000) "for failing to provide enough audio description around programmes for blind and visually impaired viewers," according to Mark Sweney of the London GUARDIAN. Media regulator Ofcom "has fined the broadcaster after an investigation, conducted last year." O ...

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