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Channel Nine Keen To Show Saturday Night A-League Matches, Go Head-To-Head With AFL

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 22 / 15

Channel Nine "wants to screen Saturday night A-League games" and go head-to-head with the Australian Football League on Seven, according to David Davutovic of the HERALD SUN. Nine is the favorite to take over SBS’s A-League rights "as Seven’s interest is complicated by its AFL contract."...

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Discovery Finalizes Eurosport Deal

Discovery Communicatons said Friday that "it has completed its acquisition of a controlling interest in international sports programmer Eurosport," according to Mike Farrell of MULTICHANNEL. The deal, which was announced in January, increases Discovery’s stake in the programmer from 20% to 51% ...

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Fox LatAm Picks Up Two Liga MX Rights

Fox Sports Latin America "has nabbed the exclusive broadcasting rights and non-exclusive online rights to all local matches" played by Liga MX side Pachuca, and "has also renewed its rights over Club León," according to Joel Marino of WORLD SCREEN. The multi-year deal means that Fox Sports "w ...

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IPL Playoffs Attract 2.8M Online Viewers

Starsports.com, the digital sports channel owned by Star India Pvt. Ltd., said that its coverage of the Indian Premier League playoff matches Wednesday attracted 2.8 million online viewers, "the highest for a sporting event" outside of the U.S. Super Bowl, according to LIVE MINT. The coverage of two ...

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BT Gets Pre-Wimbledon Tournaments

BT Sport "has made its first move into men's tennis buying the TV rights to pre-Wimbledon tournaments including Queen's," according to John Reynolds of the London GUARDIAN. BT Sport "will share live coverage of the pre-Wimbledon event with the BBC," which first began screening the event in '79, "in ...

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Nike, Samsung Lead WC Video Shares

Football content from brands not affiliated with the World Cup "have driven more than half of online video shares as the tournament approaches," according to Ben Hall of MARKETING MAGAZINE. The data, colated by Unruly, "reveals Nike, Samsung and Castrol led the competition with a combined 3.2 millio ...

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CL Final Broadcast Draws 165 Million

Nearly 165 million people worldwide watched Real Madrid win the Champions League final last Saturday against Atlético on TV, according to the EFE. A "statement released on Wednesday in Portugal said that the final reached 380 million viewers (including fans who watched online) and was broadca ...

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Media Notes

The World Rowing Federation launched its new website, www.worldrowing.com, which was built by deltatre ( deltatre ). ... The 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and FIBA World Championship for women will be broadcast on free-to-air TV in Australia for the first time. Boomers and Opals games will be telev ...

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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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