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FIBA condemns violence in basketball

FIBA condemns violence in basketball | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

The FIBA Europe Executive Committee has issued a statement, reacting to the incidents around the game between Galatasaray and Fenerbahce at the EuroLeague Women Final Eight.

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BBC lose televised racing rights

BBC lose televised racing rights | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

Channel 4 will show all terrestrial racing - including the Grand National, Royal Ascot and the Epsom Derby - for "at least the next four years" from 2013, the broadcaster said in a statement. BBC coverage will continue on radio, online and TV news.

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Young people watch more sport online than on TV, new survey reveals

Young people watch more sport online than on TV, new survey reveals | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it
The internet has surpassed television as the primary platform for 18 to 35 year-old sports fans to watch their favourite sport according to new research.
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Coe denies Brits are morose over Olympics

London Olympic Games chief Sebastian Coe denied there was any "sense of moroseness" from the British public surrounding the summer sporting extravaganza.

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Sky lines up multi-platform F1 coverage

Sky lines up multi-platform F1 coverage | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

As the start of the 2012 Formula 1 season fast approaches, Sky Sports has revealed further details of the multi-platform coverage it is putting in place to accompany coverage on Sky Sports F1 HD, which goes live on Sky channel 408 on Friday 9th March.

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Behind the Scenes of the Contador CAS hearing

Alberto Contador’s Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing was awash in controversy. The president of the three arbitrator panel, Efraim Barak, was accused by Radio Shack-Nissan team owner Flavio Becca of being biased for Contador. Then WADA lawyers were blocked from cross examining their expert witness Michael Ashenden, an act that nearly drove the WADA lawyers to walk out in protest. Finally, the panel’s ruling settled on a theory that Clenbuterol entered Contador’s system via a tainted supplement, a theory that Contador flatly rejected.

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UEFA to unveil centralisation strategy

UEFA to unveil centralisation strategy | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

Soccerex has announced that UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino and marketing director Guy-Laurent Epstein will be part of an exclusive session on UEFA’s plans to centralise media rights for national team matches at next month’s European Forum in Manchester.

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London 2012 Olympics: Locog wrestles with logistical challenges thrown up by Games opening ceremony

London 2012 Olympics: Locog wrestles with logistical challenges thrown up by Games opening ceremony | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

With the Olympic test event programme in full swing, attention at the London organising committee is increasingly focused on the real thing, and in particular on delivering a successful opening 36 hours of the Games to set the tone for the fortnight that follows.

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Pub landlady wins TV court case

Pub landlady wins TV court case | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

A pub landlady has won her court fight with the English Premier League over using a Greek TV decoder to screen games.

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Eurosport renews major winter sports package

Eurosport has renewed its deal for a significant package of winter sports rights until the 2015-16 season. The package agreed with the Infront Sports & Media agency includes a raft of alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, freestyle skiing, nordic combined skiing, ski jumping and snowboard FIS World Cup events.

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Azerbaijan to submit Baku’s Bid Book for Olympic Games 2020 to International Olympic Committee

Azerbaijan to submit Baku’s Bid Book for Olympic Games 2020 to International Olympic Committee | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

Azerbaijan is to submit Baku’s Bid Book for Olympic Games 2020 to International Olympic Committee on 14 February.

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France-Irlande: ce que l'annulation du match coûte à France 2

France-Irlande: ce que l'annulation du match coûte à France 2 | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

Une ardoise de 130 000 euros: c'est le résultat du report du match du tournoi des Six nations, ce samedi, pour la chaîne publique.

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BBC Sport: Olympic page launch

BBC Sport: Olympic page launch | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

Following the roll-out of the new BBC Sport website (bbc.co.uk/sport), the BBC is launching some new pages in the Olympics section.

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FIFA announces anti-corruption reforms

FIFA announces anti-corruption reforms | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

FIFA announces anti-corruption reforms after critical independent report.

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Blatter to meet with Brazil president - Chicago Tribune

Blatter to meet with Brazil president - Chicago Tribune | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it
FIFA president Sepp Blatter will meet Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday to clear the air following the recent spat over preparations for the 2014 World Cup.
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Coe says British media are an asset

A “forensic “ and free media has been one of the key assets in London’s successful build-up to this summer’s Olympic Games, according to Lord Sebastian Coe.

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talkSPORT changes to 24 hour sport

talkSPORT changes to 24 hour sport | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

talkSPORT will fully live up to its name from April 2nd when it switches to a 24 hour sports station. It will offer breaking sports news both day and night and increase its coverage of international sports, including NBA, NFL and MLS updates, with correspondents around the globe.

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Blatter: Work hard, love football

Blatter: Work hard, love football | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter has sent a statement to FIFA's 208 Member Associations and the football family worldwide about his activities during the month of February.

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ESPN Goals app nearing 2m downloads

ESPN Goals app nearing 2m downloads | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

Sports broadcaster ESPN has launched a new global football app for its Soccernet brand, offering news, live scores, audio and video content. The ESPNsoccernet app is initially being released for iPhone, with Android, Windows Phone and Symbian versions to follow. 

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BSkyB goes on the offensive over sports rights

Just when it appeared BSkyB may have lost control over sports rights in the UK because of a European court ruling on foreign satellite decoder usage, a legal loophole has allowed it to hit back hard.

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talkSPORT becomes TuneIn content partner

The free online listening service TuneIn has agreed a deal with talkSPORT to become a strategic content partner. It means talkSPORT content will be featured via the TuneIn website and iPhone app.

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Pescante quits as IOC vice-president following Rome’s Olympic exit

Pescante quits as IOC vice-president following Rome’s Olympic exit | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

Mario Pescante has resigned from his role as International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president after admitting he was “embarrassed” by Rome’s early exit from the race to host the 2020 Olympic Games.

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EBU and ASO renew agreement to distribute La Vuelta

EBU and ASO renew agreement to distribute La Vuelta | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

The European Broadcasting Union and Amaury Sport Organisation/Unipublic, have renewed an agreement on the terms for broadcasting the Spanish Vuelta for the next four years, from 2012 to 2015 inclusive.

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Al Jazeera Sport to launch two channels

Al Jazeera Sport is set to launch two channels in France in June. The broadcaster is also bidding for the Euro 2012 football rights.

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Sky Deutschland raises cash for soccer bid

Sky Deutschland raises cash for soccer bid | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

Sky Deutschland has raised €155.8 million in a share sale to load up for the auction for key rights to top-flight soccer, its main draw for subscribers. The company placed about 70.8 million new shares at €2.20 each, with Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp taking up about half of the new shares to keep its stake in Sky Deutschland stable at 49.9 percent.

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