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Owen Evans spoke to the FIFA presidential race’s inner circle – ex-members, lobbyists and national association chairmen – to see whether anyone can actually oust Sepp Blatter from his FIFA throne.

  • Date: 
    1 May 2015

    Sport’s major rights-holders will be watching closely this month as the European Commission (EC) unveils its attack against thegeo-blocking of media content. Owen Evans finds out what it could mean for the sale of broadcast rights going forward.

  • Date: 
    1 May 2015

    Charly Classen, ESPN’s boss for EMEA, told Elisha Chauhan why recent acquisitions for ESPN Player illustrate its successful approach to broadcasting non-premium sports content.

  • Date: 
    1 May 2015

    SportBusiness International asks Brett Yormark, CEO of NBA (National Basketball Association) franchise the Brooklyn Nets and its Barclays Center home, about criticisms around his marketing strategy for the Nets and new Barclays Center tenant the New York Islanders.

  • Date: 
    1 May 2015

    Britain’s high-end athletic stars have teamed up with a German supermarket known for rock-bottom prices. Matthew Glendinning and Owen Evans look at whether it is a match made in heaven or double trouble for the British Olympic Association (BOA).

  • Date: 
    1 May 2015

    If it does not happen this month, experts predict FIFA President Sepp Blatter will have to finally relinquish his throne in four years’ time. Owen Evans looks at the possible candidates were that to happen.

Daily news summaries

Date: 
5 May 2015

US sports technology, data and content company Stats has sealed its latest acquisition after agreeing a deal for UK-headquartered athlete tracking and sports performance analytics specialist Prozone.

  • Date: 
    5 May 2015

    Football Federation Australia (FFA) has revealed it will bid to host the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup as part of a long-term strategic plan to boost the future of football in the country.

  • Date: 
    5 May 2015

    Thai businessman Bee Taechaubol has said he is confident that a deal for his investment group Thai Prime to acquire a significant stake in AC Milan will be completed soon as Fininvest, the holding company for Silvio Berlusconi’s business interests, maintained the former Italian Prime Minister will maintain control of the ailing Serie A football club.

  • Date: 
    5 May 2015

    UK commercial broadcaster Channel 5 has signed a three-year agreement to show prime-time Saturday highlights of the three divisions comprising the English Football League.

  • Date: 
    5 May 2015

    US sportswear company Under Armour has signed its first partnership with an English Premiership rugby union club after agreeing a multi-year deal with Wasps.

  • Date: 
    5 May 2015

    German automotive services company Dekra has opted to extend its partnership with the German Football Association (DFB).