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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 27 / 15

RICHARD WRIGHT is the general manager of New Balance Football. Wright, a 33-year industry veteran, has developed football footwear for Nike, adidas and Umbro before joining Warrior to develop its Warrior Football line. In August, Warrior's parent company, New Balance, announced the decision...

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The NBA has partnered with Buenos Aires newspaper Olé to launch a website for fans in Argentina. The site (NBA.com/Argentina) offers localized content. It will feature highlights, interviews, editorial coverage, social media elements and coverage of local activities. The NBA now has 17 int'l ...

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MotoGP Viewership Decreasing

MotoGP's "shift toward pay-TV broadcasts has resulted in drastically decreased viewership numbers for the first several races of the season," according to Gerald Dirnbeck of MOTORSPORT-TOTAL. MotoGP promoter Dorna "signed several new broadcast deals for the '14 season." MotoGP races "are now broadca ...

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Russian TV Set To Boycott Boxing Fight

Russian TV channels "are set to boycott the next fight of Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko," according to the SID. Klitschko "will defend his heavyweight title against Australian Alex Leapai in Oberhausen, Germany on Saturday." Klitschko's Manager, Bernd Bönte, said, "No Russian channel will ...

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Top Ratings For 2nd Bundesliga On Sport1

German sports network Sport1 "recorded top ratings for its broadcast of the 2nd Bundesliga game between FC Cologne and VfL Bochum on Monday night," according to Manuel Nunez Sanchez of QUOTENMETER. An average of 1.12 million viewers tuned in starting at 8:15pm. The number translated into a market sh ...

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Fence-Sitters To Rescue IPL Broadcaster

Elections "have delayed advertisers from getting on board" the Indian Premier League, according to Masoom Gupte of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. Elections have not only edged the event out of the country, but have "dictated its relevance for advertisers so far." With many of them staying away ti ...

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Sky Poaches TV Rights To Top 14 Rugby

The ceasefire between Sky and BT over European rugby "proved short-lived on Thursday night after Sky Sports confirmed it had poached coverage of France's Top 14 from BT Sport," according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. Having lost both Champions League football and Premiership rugby to its "n ...

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Ten Set To Bid On AFL Broadcast Rights

Channel Ten CEO Hamish McLennan has confirmed the former Australian Football League broadcaster "shapes as a player in the next rights deal," according to Jon Pierik of THE AGE. Ten "shared the free-to-air rights with Nine and Foxtel between 2002 and 2006 and with Seven between 2007 and 2011, but op ...

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Bundesliga Scores Top Ratings On Sky

German pay-TV channel Sky Deutschland "obtained high ratings for its Bundesliga broadcasts over the weekend," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. Sky attracted an average of 1.18 million viewers to its simulcast or one of its five individual game feeds on Saturday afternoon starting at 3:30pm. In t ...

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ICC T20 Broadcast Attracts 390 Million

Star Sports "has emerged as the clear winner" for broadcasting the 2014 ICC T20 World Cup , by registering record viewership on TV as well as its website, according to Urvi Malvania of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. According to TAM data provided by the sports broadcaster, "the event registere ...

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Close To 9 Million Watch German Cup

German public broadcaster ARD "attracted close to 9 million viewers to its broadcast of the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) semifinal between Bayern Munich and FC Kaiserslautern," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. A total of 8.71 million viewers tuned in to watch Bayern Munich advance to the final. Th ...

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