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Soccer - 26 Oct 2004
Details of the exclusive FIFA workshop dedicated to the World Cup TV & Commercial strategy at Soccerex 2004 have now been finalised.
Soccer - 11 Oct 2004
The Football Association has announced the appointment of Stuart Turner as Head of Broadcast and New Media. Turner joins the FA from BSkyB where he was Business Development Manager and formerly with the Sports Internet Group.
Soccer - 07 Oct 2004
At its meeting yesterday, Wednesday, 6 October 2004, the FIFA Executive Committee acted on the suggestions of the Strategic Studies Committee meeting held on 5 October 2004.
Soccer - 29 Sep 2004
(DOHA)— In a joint news conference today, Qatar Sports International (QSi) announced a stunning double first with Etihad Airways, the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates in the upcoming 17th Gulf Cup.
Soccer - 02 Sep 2004
The Premier League today announced the appointment of Emma Joussemet as Head of Corporate and Community Affairs.
Soccer - 23 Aug 2004
The Premier League today announced a series of key measures to ensure the highest standards of governance are maintained and improved by its member clubs.
Soccer - 12 Aug 2004
The Champions League qualifying match between SL Benfica and RSC Anderlecht took place on Tuesday night in Lisbon. Many broadcasters have acquired the television rights to this match, but they had to face a black screen for nearly the whole match.
Soccer - 11 Aug 2004
Haymarket Publishing has appointed Premium TV, Europe's largest digital sports publisher, to run an online version of its flagship monthly football magazine, FourFourTwo.
Soccer - 22 Jul 2004
FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter and the Honourable Ochilo Ayacko, Kenyan Minister for Gender, Sports, Culture and Social Services, met in Zurich on 20 and 21 July 2004.
Soccer - 09 Jul 2004
Moscow, Russia (9 July 2004) - G2 Strategic announced today that it has secured its second major European client, CSKA Moscow. G2 Strategic is a new consulting firm, based in Boston, Massachusetts that was recently launched by sports business veteran Marshall Glickman.
Soccer - 28 Jun 2004
Marketing Communications company, The GEM Group has been appointed to handle the PR for Vodafone’s sponsorship of Manchester United.
Soccer - 16 Jun 2004
TWI has won a four-year deal for the international broadcasting rights to French football’s top league, becoming the new partner of the LFP (Ligue de Football Professionel.)
Soccer - 09 Jun 2004
UEFA today opened the tendering process for interested companies to submit their proposals for the exploitation of the commercial rights of the UEFA Cup finals for the seasons 2004/05 and 2005/06, as well as the 2005 UEFA Super Cup.
Soccer - 03 Jun 2004
The FIFA Emergency Committee has suspended the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) with immediate effect as a result of interference in the affairs of the federation by Kenyan governmental authorities, constituting a clear violation of the FIFA Statutes.
Soccer - 02 Jun 2004
Flextech owned men’s entertainment channel Bravo today proudly announces a groundbreaking new football contract around reigning World Champions Brazil for all their 2006 World Cup Qualifiers.
Soccer - 01 Jun 2004
UEFA today announced the total income generated from EURO 2004™ to be CHF 1,250 million, how it will be utilised, and the split of prize and appearance money that will be shared amongst the 16 competing nations.
Soccer - 26 May 2004
On 26 January 2004, the Board of Manchester United PLC announced that it would conduct a thorough internal review of recent transfer dealings ('the Review'), looking at its internal processes and the role of agents, committing to publish and implement any changes or improvements required from this Review before the next transfer window.
Soccer - 21 May 2004
The six-point deduction from Cameroon's 2006 FIFA World Cup(tm) qualification table was lifted today by FIFA at the world governing body's Centennial Congress in Paris.
Soccer - 20 May 2004
marcus evans television is pleased to announce that a new football programme is ready for global distribution. The World Football Show is a weekly 26 minute feature based football programme. It is fast-paced, lively, informative and entertaining. The World Football Show is based on the successful Western Union World Football programme that was seen all over the world for six years and is produced for marcus evans television by the same team at Octagon CSI.
Soccer - 05 May 2004
FLPTV, the joint venture between Premium TV and the Football League that incorporates 75 of the broadband sports network's official football club websites, has secured a three-year network sponsorship deal with Nationwide Building Society.
Soccer - 27 Apr 2004
Everton Football Club has joined forces with First Union Mortgages to form Everton Mortgage Services – a service that gives Everton supporters the chance to save money on their mortgages and support their club.
Soccer - 27 Apr 2004
The Dutch Eredivisie opens the tendering process for the exploitation of the Leagues mobile content for three seasons from 2004/05 through to 2006/07.
Soccer - 22 Apr 2004
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 21, 2004--Through an agreement reached between Fox Sports International and UEFA, Fox Sports World will retain the exclusive U.S. telecast rights to this year's UEFA Cup final and Super Cup matches. Also included in the agreement are extended telecast rights for Spanish-language sports television services Fox Sports en Espanol in the U.S. and Fox Sports Latin America. This year's telecasts will mark the fourth consecutive year the two championships have aired
Soccer - 07 Apr 2004
FIFA has made a successful start to the four-year period 2003-2006. As reported on 20 February, world football's governing body closed the first year of its new cycle with a net surplus of CHF 141 million and equity amounting to CHF 94 million.
Soccer - 31 Mar 2004
The Scottish Football Association (SFA), together with the Scottish Executive and sportscotland, has launched a £31.1m action plan to increase the number of players in Scotland and raise standards at all levels of the game.
Soccer - 15 Mar 2004
The UEFA Champions League continues to go from strength to strength – much to the satisfaction of UEFA Chief Executive Lars-Christer Olsson.
Soccer - 20 Feb 2004
FIFA ended the first year of the 2003-2006 financial period with revenue of CHF 712 million and expenditure of CHF 571 million, leading to a surplus of CHF 141 million.
Soccer - 23 Dec 2003
The Cologne district court today pronounced that the termination of the cancellation insurance for the FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan 2002(tm) by the insurance company Axa was null and void. FIFA has therefore won its declaratory action against the insurance company.
Soccer - 24 Oct 2003
Nine standing committees are due to convene at FIFA headquarters in the final week of October (cf. programme below). During these meetings, the spotlight will fall upon future FIFA competitions, but most of the attention will focus on the FIFA Club World Championship, which is to be relaunched in 2005. The Organising Committee will therefore hold its first working meeting for the 2005 event.
Soccer - 21 Oct 2003
On 19 October, Doha/Qatar not only played host to the FIFA Congress, but also to a discussion between FIFA Executive Committee member and AFC President Mohamed Bin Hammam, FIFA Deputy General Secretary Jérôme Champagne, other members of the FIFA administration and Mark Clark, a representative of the coalition provisional authority (CPA) and an adviser to the Iraqi Ministry of Youth and Sport.
Soccer - 20 Oct 2003
The FIFA Extraordinary Congress, meeting today in Doha (Qatar) under the chairmanship of President Joseph S. Blatter, gave unanimous approval to FIFA's financial results for the 1999-2002 period.
Soccer - 10 Oct 2003
The 2003 Extraordinary FIFA Congress is due to be held in Doha (Qatar) on 19 and 20 October. The ratification of the revised FIFA Statutes and other items on the agenda, such as FIFA's finances, confer a very wide scope on this assembly of FIFA's parliament.
Soccer - 10 Oct 2003
The members of the Executive Committee will once again be faced with a very varied agenda when they meet in Doha (Qatar) on 17 October -two days prior to the Extraordinary FIFA Congress.
Soccer - 09 Oct 2003
Transnet today announced that it would sponsor SAFA's bid for the 2010 Soccer World Cup to the tune of R12m cash and some R4m in services.
Soccer - 30 Sep 2003
The national associations of Egypt, Libya, Morocco, South Africa and Tunisia (listed in alphabetical order) - all bidding for the honour of hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup(tm) - have submitted their bid dossiers to FIFA today during official presentations at the headquarters of world football's governing body in Zurich.
Soccer - 24 Sep 2003
The Scottish Premier League (SPL) clubs faced yet another year of trouble and strife with combined losses during the 2001/2002 soaring to a record £60 million. Their combined net debt has risen for the fourteenth consecutive year and now stands at £144 million (up from £132 million last year).
Soccer - 24 Sep 2003
DENVER (Tuesday, September 23, 2003) – Major League Soccer (MLS) Commissioner and Soccer United Marketing (SUM) Chief Executive Officer Don Garber announced today that Kroenke Sports Enterprises today purchased Denver’s Major League Soccer club, the Colorado Rapids, and announced that the team will play in a new stadium to be tentatively built by 2006.
Soccer - 18 Sep 2003
Projected UEFA figures show that an average amount of €582m will be available each season for distribution from the marketing revenue from the UEFA Champions League over the next three seasons.
Soccer - 15 Sep 2003
Coors Brewers has hired Hill and Knowlton’s Sports Marketing and Sponsorship Division (H&K) on an initial two year contract to handle its PR and Sponsorship Press Office work for the Football League’s newly sponsored Carling Cup. H&K won the business following a three-way pitch against the incumbent Golin/Harris Weber and another undisclosed agency.
Soccer - 08 Sep 2003
Gross Transfer spending by Premiership clubs in 2003 of around £250 million is down (by over 20%) from £323 million in 2001/02
Soccer - 03 Sep 2003
UEFA today announced that an agreement has been reached with Sharp Corporation to support the UEFA Champions League from season 2003/04 through to 2005/06.
Soccer - 01 Sep 2003
FIFA will no longer hold a traditional insurance policy to cover the risk of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™ being cancelled, having opted for a transaction on the international capital market instead. Under the guidance of investment bank Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), world football’s governing body will transfer the risk of cancellation by issuing bonds to the amount of CHF 350 million to international investors during September 2003.
Soccer - 26 Aug 2003
The start of the FIFA Women’s World Cup is less than a month away. In order to create awareness for the world’s biggest women’s football event, the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003 Road Show will travel across the United States.
Soccer - 01 Aug 2003
Ten businesses have been fined a total of £18.6 million by the OFT for fixing the price of Umbro replica football kit in breach of the Competition Act 1998.
Soccer - 01 Aug 2003
Manchester United was informed today that the Office of Fair Trading has decided to fine the group £1.652m. Manchester United is disappointed that the OFT has taken this action.