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Spanish Judge Seeking Gag Order On 'Football Leaks' Media

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 07 / 16

A Spanish judge is "seeking a gag order on 12 European media outlets that leaked documents" alleging football players like Cristiano Ronaldo could have been involved in a multi-million-euro tax evasion system, according to the AFP. The injunction claims that the so-called “Football Leaks&rdquo...

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WBBL An Australian Television Ratings Hit

The success of the Big Bash League "has transferred to women’s cricket, with the WBBL Australian television viewership peaking at above 400,000 on Saturday," according to the AAP. In the competition’s debut on Network Ten’s main channel, "a record average of 372,000 viewers tuned i ...

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More Than 5M Watch Ski Jumping

German public broadcaster ARD "recorded more than 5 million viewers for its broadcast of the opening Four Hills Tournament event," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. The first heat, which started at 5:15pm, attracted an average of 4.51 million viewers. The number translated into a market share of ...

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Will C4's Ad-Free F1 Coverage Work?

When Channel 4 announced that it would be taking over the BBC's role as the U.K.'s free-to-air F1 broadcaster, "much of the focus was on its promise to deliver grands prix free from commercial breaks," according to Kate Walker of MOTORSPORT. But given the cost of F1 broadcasting rights -- even the h ...

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Sony Pictures Networks Acquires MCL Rights

Sony Pictures Networks India has "bagged the exclusive telecast rights to the first edition of the Masters Champions League," a T20 cricket league which is slated to begin on Jan. 28, according to INDIAN TELEVISION. Further "expanding its bouquet of international sporting events, Sony Six will telec ...

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ESPN Invites Candidates To TV Debate

ESPN is taking steps to organize a live televised debate "between the five candidates still in the running to become the most powerful man in world football," according to James Corbett of SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. The U.S. broadcaster has proposed a date of Jan. 29 and a location of London for the FIF ...

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Leeds Owner Allows Sky Inside Stadium

League Championship side Leeds United "reluctantly" allowed Sky Sports' production staff into Elland Road to broadcast Tuesday's Championship match with Derby County live "after a stand-off with club Owner Massimo Cellino threw the match's coverage into doubt," according to Jack de Menezes of the Lo ...

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Aussie Athletes Can Use Social Media

It is running with the slogan "Are you going to tweet or are you going to compete?" but the Australian Olympic Commission "will not contemplate a blanket ban on social media use for athletes during next year's Rio Games," according to Carly Adno of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. Some Australian Ol ...

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Real-Barcelona Hoops Draws 1.7 Million

The Spanish Basketball League (ACB) game between Real Madrid and Barcelona on Sunday drew an average audience of 1.7 million on TVE's La 1, which translated to a market share of 11.3%, according to MUNDO DEPORTIVO. The audience peaked with 2.36 million viewers tuning in at 8:17pm local time. Barcelo ...

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Cricket Commentator Banned From Interviewing

The "best performing" West Indian this summer has not been on the cricket pitch but in the commentary box, with Fazeer Mohammed "offering insightful analysis of the game in the Caribbean on the national broadcaster's radio coverage," according to Barrett & Wu of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Howeve ...

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Porto Sells TV Rights For $500M

Portuguese side Porto announced it signed an agreement to sell its TV rights for a decade to Portugal Telecom for €457M ($501.6M), according to the EFE. The contract between the club and PT -- which is owned by Altice -- will take effect on July 1, 2018, "as the club's rights until then be ...

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