Media Notes: Balls Channel Acquires Premier League Rights In Philippines
ABS-CBN sports network Balls Channel acquired the rights to show live Premier League matches in the Philippines (SPIN, 8/22). ... German sports broadcaster sportdigital "has become available in neighbouring Switzerland for the first time." The country's largest cable operator UPC Cablecom "has added the pay-TV channel to its line-up" (RAPID TV NEWS, 8/21). ... National Rugby League Melbourne Storm veteran Brett Finch has signed a deal with Channel Nine after announcing his retirement from the game. Finch: "The time has come for me to enter a new phase of my life" (HERALD SUN, 8/22).