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Record-breaking figures for Paralympic broadcast rights

Record-breaking figures for Paralympic broadcast rights | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has announced a record-breaking collection of Rights Holding Broadcasters to screen the Paralympic Games across the globe this summer.

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La Liga stadiums bar Spanish radio broadcasters in growing rights row

La Liga stadiums bar Spanish radio broadcasters in growing rights row | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

The Spanish football league (LFP) is challenging the government over a decree passed on Friday that seeks to end a row with radio broadcasters and allow them back into stadiums to cover La Liga matches.

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Modern sport has morality at its core

By choosing to race in a kingdom whose suppression of human rights has been so widely broadcast to the world, the petrol-heads are not only damaging their own sport but also the credibility of the wider sports movement.

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BBC Sport launches connected TV app

BBC Sport launches connected TV app | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

BBC Sport has launched an app for connected TVs, enabling audiences to access the BBC’s interactive coverage of major sporting events via the BBC Red Button. Amongst other features, it will offer true on-demand video clips for the first time.

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Olympics 2012: branding 'police' to protect sponsors' exclusive rights

Olympics 2012: branding 'police' to protect sponsors' exclusive rights | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

There are fears that stringent restrictions on the use of terms such as London 2012 may limit the economic benefits of the Olympic Games to London's economy.

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Bahrain activists call on BBC and Sky to boycott Formula One race

Bahrain Grand Prix's future in doubt amid mounting pressure over continued violence and fears for health of hunger striker.

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Olympic fury over Australia's anti-siphoning rules

Olympic fury over Australia's anti-siphoning rules | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

The International Olympic Committee has slammed Australia's rules for keeping major sports events on free-to-air TV, saying they are choking off competition, and warning that tough new federal laws could inflict commercial damage on valuable TV rights that bankroll the Olympic movement.

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Len McCluskey: unions should consider disrupting London Olympics

Len McCluskey: unions should consider disrupting London Olympics | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

Len McCluskey, the general secretary of Unite, urges trade unions to consider disrupting the Olympics as part of their campaign against government cuts.

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New deals confirm global reach of Euro 2012

New deals confirm global reach of Euro 2012 | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

Uefa has awarded the media rights to this summer’s European Championships to a number of broadcasters covering territories in the Asia and Oceania regions.

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Nephew of FIFA president could bring visual revolution to Russian football — RT

Nephew of FIFA president could bring visual revolution to Russian football — RT | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

Swiss company Infront Sports & Media has sent the Russian Premier League an improved offer to buy TV coverage rights. The league’s authorities are taking their time, as agreement will mean a number of earth shattering changes to Russian football.

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WADA the real loser as Olympic drugs case goes to court

WADA the real loser as Olympic drugs case goes to court | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

One of the most contentious drugs cases of recent years comes to a climax in London on 2 April when the British Olympic Association (BOA) seeks a ruling that it remains compliant with international doping rules. For 20 years, the BOA has maintained a bylaw that any competitor found guilty of a serious drugs offence is ineligible to represent Britain in the Olympics.

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European Broadcasting Union extends World Cup media rights deal

European Broadcasting Union extends World Cup media rights deal | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it
The world's leading supplier of information, media and B2B marketing services to the sports industry, SportBusiness Group, with its network of partners and agents, assists companies from all over the globe in achieving their business goals.
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FIFA announces major governance reforms

FIFA announces major governance reforms | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

Chaired by FIFA President Blatter, the FIFA Executive Committee convened at the Home of FIFA in Zurich on 29 and 30 March for its first meeting of the year and agreed to major reforms of its governance, in particular relating to ethics, audit and compliance.

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Las emisoras de radio insisten en defender el derecho a la información en los campos de fútbol

Ante la publicación en el BOE del Real Decreto Ley 15/2012, que modifica la Ley General de Comunicación Audiovisual en el sentido de "disponer el libre acceso a los estadios para retransmitir en directo los acontecimientos deportivos que tengan lugar en los mismos", las emisoras públicas y privadas de nuestro país desean agradecer esta decisión del Gobierno en nombre de los 25 millones de españoles que escuchan la radio todos los días.

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Al Jazeera and Orange Sport close to deal

Al Jazeera and Orange Sport close to deal | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

Al Jazeera has approached France Telecom’s Orange to explore the possibility of either buying Orange’s sports channels or establishing a joint venture.

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TalkSport signs Premier League radio rights for outside Europe

TalkSport signs Premier League radio rights for outside Europe | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it
Broadcaster to air commentary on 380 matches a year in English, Spanish and Mandarin.
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NZRU profits from World Cup strategy

NZRU profits from World Cup strategy | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

The New Zealand Rugby Union’s (NZRU) staging of the 2011 World Cup has allowed the organisation to report a NZ$9.6 million (US$7.9 million) profit for last year, reversing near identical losses for the previous 12 months.

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Uefa anger over Euro 2012 costs

Uefa anger over Euro 2012 costs | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it
Uefa President Michel Platini accuses "bandits and crooks" of hiking up hotel prices ahead of the Euro 2012 football championships.
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Final whistle for free to air football in Spain?

At the heart of what could be a severe blow for the many passionate football fans currently engrossed in the battle between Real Madrid and Barcelona for the championship, in the country is the plain fact that no conventional TV channel wants to pay for television rights and the rights of the current holder, Mediapro’s laSexta, will end following its merger with Grupo Planeta’s Antena 3.

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Formula One teams break ranks over Bahrain GP – report

Formula One teams break ranks over Bahrain GP – report | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

Formula One’s teams have called on the sport’s stakeholders to cancel, or at least postpone, the forthcoming Bahrain Grand Prix amid continuing concerns over security in the country, according to a report.

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EBU to distribute European aquatics media rights until 2016

EBU to distribute European aquatics media rights until 2016 | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

The Ligue Européenne de Natation (LEN) has appointed the European Broadcasting Union as its preferred partner to distribute the worldwide media rights until 2016.

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Doping expert quits project over 'gag'

A leading Australian anti-doping expert has quit cycling's biological passport project because of attempts to gag him from speaking publicly about drugs in sport.

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Anti-Doping Chief Calls for More Blood Testing to Catch ‘Cheats’

Athletes using performance- enhancing drugs such as human growth hormone are “getting away with it” because not enough blood testing is being done, the president of the World Anti-Doping Agency said.

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RTE could lose major sporting event in cuts drive

RTE could lose major sporting event in cuts drive | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it
RTE faces the prospect of losing out on a major sporting event as a result of a mammoth €25m cost-saving plan, the station's head of sport admitted last night.
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EBU seals major rights deal with FIFA

EBU seals major rights deal with FIFA | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

The European Broadcasting Union has secured all exclusive media rights for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Russia and 2022 FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar.

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