Media Notes: BBC Lands EuroHockey Nations Championship Broadcast Rights
BBC Sport "has secured rights to the EuroHockey Nations Championship." Beginning August 17, the BBC "will air all games on iPlayer, the red button or online" (England Hockey). ... Indian Premier League team Rajasthan Royals will launch the "RR TV." Launched in partnership with "Engage Sports Media" in order to provide fans access to exclusive original content, RR TV fired up a week before the IPL 2013 started, "and goes behind-the-scenes with Captain Rahul Dravid and Royals team" (PTI, 6/27). ... Sports rights agency Kentaro "has secured the global media rights to leading pre-season competition the Audi Cup." Kentaro has previously distributed the int'l TV rights to the '09 and '11 tournaments, "but has added rights in the German market to this year's package" (SOCCEREX, 6/27). ... LeadOff Sports Marketing will become the official Japanese social media partner of the North American Soccer League New York Cosmos (LeadOff Sports Marketing).