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The value in broadcast rights is almost exclusively in live coverage, so is sport’s proposed crackdown against Vine over-the-top?

  • Date: 
    1 October 2014

    Match-fixing has overtaken doping as the biggest threat to the integrity of sport at the highest level, however many believe governing bodies have buried their heads in the sand for too long over the issue. Rory Squires spoke to several people who have been involved in match-fixing, both on the pitch and in the fight against it, to find out what sports authorities have to do to finally eradicate the cancer once and for all.

  • Date: 
    1 October 2014

    Hired for his regional expertise in the sports broadcast space, Asian Tour CEO Mike Kerr has brought a fresh perspective to an organisation he believes is perfectly placed to benefit from golf’s shift of influence eastwards. He spoke to Matt Cutler.

  • Date: 
    1 October 2014

    European club rugby union enters a new era this month with the launch of two competitions. But should organisers be concerned about their sparse sponsorship portfolios? Kevin Roberts reports.

  • Date: 
    1 October 2014

    The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)’s newly-appointed CEO Chris Welton describes how he went from practising law to taking the reins of the IOC (International Olympic Committee)’s sponsorship programme.

  • Date: 
    1 September 2014
    On September 19, UEFA will decide which 13 cities across Europe host Euro 2020. SportBusiness International Deputy Editor Owen Evans met UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino to get his take on the opportunities and challenges for the new event set-up.

Daily news summaries

Date: 
2 October 2014

Oslo withdrew its bid for the 2022 winter Olympic Games yesterday (Wednesday) evening, leaving only two contenders for the hosting rights – Beijing in China and Almaty in Kazakhstan.

  • Date: 
    2 October 2014

    A leading group of international women footballers have followed through on their threat to bring legal action against Fifa after the game’s world governing body refused to alter its stance on the use of artificial turf at its 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada.

  • Date: 
    2 October 2014

    Baseball legend Derek Jeter has launched a new media platform following his recent retirement from the sport which aims to deliver the “unfiltered” views of athletes to their fans.

  • Date: 
    2 October 2014

    Satellite-television provider DirecTV has extended an exclusive rights deal for the NFL American football Sunday Ticket package of programming.

  • Date: 
    2 October 2014

    Sport1 has held off competition from rival pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports to renew a rights deal in the Netherlands for the Formula One motor-racing world championship.

  • Date: 
    2 October 2014

    The MP & Silva agency has agreed a one-year partnership with the NBA to distribute programming from the North American basketball league across selected territories in Latin America.