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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.