Media Notes: MUTV Signs Distribution Deals In Norway, Iceland, Myanmar
ManU's in-house pay-TV channel MUTV "has signed distribution deals in Norway, Iceland and Myanmar." The channel "has struck deals" with Norwegian commercial broadcaster TV2, Icelandic media group 365 and pay-TV broadcaster SkyNet in Myanmar. The agreements with SkyNet and TV2 "represent the first time MUTV programming will be broadcast to the club’s fans in Myanmar and Norway" (SOCCEREX, 6/24). ... Worldwide TV audiences for the Confederations Cup "continue to grow" despite the adverse publicity generated by the widespread protests in Brazil. In the second round of matches, markets in Japan, Spain, Germany and the U.K. -- the last two of which don't have a team in the competition -- "all witnessed increases in viewing figures" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 6/24). ... German free-to-air TV channel Sat.1 Gold, which targets a female audience, "will launch a new magazine show on the weekend." Starting on Saturday at 8:05am, the channel "will air the new weekly magazine show 'Golftotal -- Das Magazin,' which provides domestic and int'l golf news, as well as the most beautiful golf courses in Germany and around the globe" (DWDL, 6/24). ... Pan-European sports network Eurosport "has extended its deal with the Automobile Club de l'Quest, operator of the Le Mans 24 Hours race, for another three years" until '16 (DWDL, 6/24).