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31 Jul 2014
Spain’s Liga BBVA, the first division soccer league, has long been acknowledged as one of the top leagues in the world, vying for the honours with England’s Premier League. The league’s results over the past few years would certainly attest to that, with Real Madrid’s resounding win, its 10th, over cross-city rival Atlético in last season’s Uefa Champions League final, while top-five Liga contender Sevilla took the Europa League title for the third time in a decade.
17 Jul 2014
France’s pay-television battle between Canal Plus and BeIN Sports shows no sign of abating, as the Vivendi-owned broadcaster continues to face a real threat to its dominance, but having emerged in a strong position after a series of high-profile rights auctions.
20 May 2014
An auction under way for the media rights to Lega Serie A, the Italian top-tier soccer league is a "more modern" tender that caters to new technologies and offers exclusive cross platform rights, changes that will increase competition and bring in more revenue, according to the league and Infront Italy, its agency partner.
15 Apr 2014
The turnover of Italian professional soccer totalled €2.69 billion ($3.71 billion) in the 2012-13 season, a 1.3-per-cent increase on the previous season, even as matchday receipts continued a downward trend, according to a report released by the FIGC, the sport's national federation.
21 Mar 2014
Imagina, the Spanish media group and parent company of sports rights agency Mediapro, posted a sharp rise in net profits in 2013 after increasing its international business activities by a third during the year.
09 Jul 2013
The revenue gap between Serie A, Italy's top-tier soccer league, and the other four major European leagues is widening as domestic club turnover has stagnated over the past eight years, according to Paulo Ciabattini, a leading Italian soccer analyst.
05 Oct 2010
Sportcal Consultant Catherine Davies reports on the distribution of television money from the Olympic Games, which has long been a source of contention among the international federations of Olympic sports, and a new review of the system that rewards the 26 federations that share close to 25 per cent of the total after each summer games looks certain to provoke new unrest.
08 Sep 2010
Sportcal senior sports researcher and European soccer competition specialist Ezechiel Abatan studies the success of leading marketing agencies in securing media distribution rights for Uefa Euro 2012 qualifiers.
12 May 2010
A group of 27 Spanish Liga first- and second-division soccer clubs voted on Monday, during the Liga’s annual general assembly, for political intervention in a growing row over the sale of club media rights.
03 Feb 2010
Canal Plus Events, the events and broadcast rights distribution arm of the pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus, has launched a tender for the broadcast rights of French soccer’s top-tier Ligue 1 in the Americas and Australia, excluding the territory of Brazil.