SportBusiness International Newswire

Date: 
23 April 2014

The English Football Association (FA) has suffered a £34m (€41.8m/$56.9m) drop in income during a year in which the governing body set a record for the amount it re-invested in the sport.

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    23 April 2014

    Spanish Liga football club Barcelona will be able to strengthen its squad during the summer transfer window after Fifa elected to suspend a ban it had imposed on the Catalan giant.

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    23 April 2014

    NBA basketball team Golden State Warriors has agreed a deal to buy 12 acres of land in San Francisco’s Mission Bay area to build its new arena.

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    23 April 2014

    The Slingshot Sponsorship agency has launched a new division that will primarily focus on commercial opportunities in the sports industry.

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    23 April 2014

    The Government of Dubai has agreed to extend its groundbreaking sponsorship of the Chinese Table Tennis Association until 2017.

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    23 April 2014

    US-headquartered multinational sandwich chain Subway has secured its first move into football’s English Premier League through a multi-year partnership with title-challenger Liverpool.

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    23 April 2014

    Movistar TV, the IPTV platform of telecommunications company Telefónica, has acquired the Spanish broadcast rights, excluding the country’s national team, to European qualifiers for the Uefa Euro 2016 and 2018 Fifa World Cup football tournaments.

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    23 April 2014

    US sports broadcaster ESPN will televise its first NFL Wild Card Playoff game during the American football league’s 2014 season.

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    23 April 2014

    The Infront Sports & Media agency and International Olympic Committee have hailed the success of the sub-Saharan broadcast strategy put in place for the 2014 Sochi winter Games, adding the initiative will be repeated for the forthcoming Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

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    23 April 2014

    The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) has announced Mexican brand Pacifico as the official beer sponsor for its elite tour events in the US.

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    23 April 2014

    Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke has stated Sao Paulo’s Arena Corinthians will be ready for the opening game of the 2014 World Cup, but added that organisers “don’t have a single minute to lose” to complete preparations.

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    23 April 2014

    TVE is “playing fair” in its bid to acquire the Spanish national team's media rights to European qualifiers for the Uefa Euro 2016 and 2018 Fifa World Cup football tournaments, according to the public-service broadcaster’s president Leopoldo González-Echenique.

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    23 April 2014

    Qatari retail chain Fifty One East and electronics giant Sony have agreed a three-year deal with the Qatar Football Association to extend their sponsorship of the Emir Cup club football competition.

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    23 April 2014

    The Association of Tennis Professionals has announced that its ATP World Tour 250 event in St. Petersburg, Russia, will be relocated to Tel Aviv, Israel, in a move that will see the men’s tour return to the country for the first time since 1996.

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    23 April 2014

    Russian state broadcaster VGTRK has opted against purchasing the rights for the world heavyweight boxing match between Ukraine’s unified champion Wladimir Klitschko and Australia’s Alex Lepai.

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    23 April 2014

    Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports and commercial broadcaster M6 have retained the rights for the Uefa Europa League club football competition in France for three seasons, from 2015-16 to 2017-18.

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    23 April 2014

    Sochi has submitted a bid to host the International Skating Union’s (ISU) 2017 World Figure Skating Championships as the Russian city looks to build a tangible legacy from its staging of this year’s winter Olympic Games.

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    23 April 2014

    Australian commercial broadcaster Ten and pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports have agreed two-year extensions to their rights deals for the MotoGP motorcycling championship.

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    23 April 2014

    Havas Sports & Entertainment (HS&E), the brand engagement agency of the Havas Group, has appointed Tove Okunniwa as the new chief executive of its UK division.

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    23 April 2014

    US media company Comcast has said the Sochi winter Olympics generated over $1.1bn (€797.1m) in revenue, with its NBCUniversal division’s broadcasts of the 2014 Games making a significant contribution to a first quarter net income rise of 30 per cent.

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    23 April 2014

    Military housing and services company Defence Housing Australia has extended its partnership with Australian National Rugby League club Canberra Raiders through the 2015 season.

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