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Volume 6 No. 216


Ligue 1 side Paris St. Germain "may have won the French title by a 12-point margin from Marseille," but it was pipped by its greatest rivals in terms of income from TV in the '12-13 season, according to the AFP. L'Equipe reported on Friday that Marseille earned just under €48M ($63.6M) in TV income, with PSG earning €44.1M ($58.4M) and Lyon, which finished third, earning just under €44M ($58.2M). That trio was "a significant distance ahead of the next highest earners, Bordeaux," which collected €32.1M ($42.5M). The figures show "how far France's top flight trails behind the English Premier League, which rakes in more money from television than any other in Europe." ManU made €71.4M ($94.7M) in TV income thanks to its Premier League title win (AFP, 6/7).

Pan-European broadcaster Eurosport "has recorded top ratings for its broadcast of the men's French Open final" between Spaniards Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer, according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. An average of 430,000 viewers tuned in on Sunday to watch Nadal's straight-set victory. The game had a market share of 3.3%. In the target demographic 14-49, Nadal's record-setting eighth French Open title obtained a 2.2% share. In addition, German free-to-air TV channel RTL "received rather disappointing ratings for its broadcast of the Canadian F1 Grand Prix." A total of 5.38 million viewers tuned in to watch Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel's first victory on the Île Notre-Dame. In the target demographic, the race obtained a disappointing 14.6% market share. For German pay-TV channel Sky the Canadian GP "was a success." Sky's broadcast attracted 410,000 viewers, which equaled a 1.3 market share. In the target demographic, the race obtained a 1.7% share (DWDL, 6/10).

IN SPAIN: On Spanish TV station Telecinco, the French Open final broadcast drew 1,976,000 viewers for pregame programming, for a 14.6% share. The Nadal-Ferrer match attracted 4,105,000 viewers for a 28% share and 3,931,000 viewers tuned in for the postgame show for a share of 27.3% (TELECINCO). AS reported the first game of the Spanish Basketball League finals, in which Madrid beat Barcelona, drew an audience of 973,600 on La 1, with 239,800 more viewers tuning in through channel TV3. In total, the audience reached 1,213,400 spectators, with an accumulated share of 15.1% (12.1% on La 1 and 3% on TV3) (AS, 6/10).

IN GREAT BRITAIN: In London, Jason Deans reported BBC1's "best rating programme of the day came from live coverage of the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix, which averaged 4.6 million viewers and a 23.6% audience share over nearly three hours" from 6:15pm local time. Sky Sports F1 "averaged 624,000 and 3.3% for its live coverage of the same event" from 5:30pm. ITV's live coverage of Nadal's French Open victory "averaged 1 million viewers and a 9.9% share over five hours" from 1:30pm (GUARDIAN, 6/10).

UEFA has launched the process to select the Master Licensee for UEFA Euro 2016, the 2015 and 2016 UEFA European U21 Championships, UEFA Women's Euro 2017, and the 2014 and 2016 UEFA Futsal Euros. UEFA now invites all qualified parties to register their interest and request the invitation to tender (ITT) for the master licensee rights in respect of the previously mentioned competitions. The ITT process will be administered on behalf of UEFA by CAA Eleven. CAA Eleven is the exclusive marketing agency of UEFA appointed to manage commercial rights to UEFA national team competitions, including the UEFA European Football Championship, UEFA European U21 Championship, UEFA European Women's Championship, UEFA European Futsal Championship and the European qualifiers (UEFA).