Germany's 2002 World Cup rights deal is still up in the air despite last month's agreement between pubcasters and the Kirch Group.
RTL Group and Vivendi Universal are reportedly looking to save Swiss sports-marketer ISMM from bankruptcy and stop the Kirch Group from landing worldwide rights to the next two World Cup…
A Swiss court has started bankruptcy proceedings against the world's second-largest sports marketing group, ISMM. The Swiss-based group -- whose subsid ISL Worldwide holds international rights to the…
French media giant Vivendi Universal is rumored to be the mystery savior of sports marketing group ISMM, which has put itself up for sale in an attempt to avoid bankruptcy.
Negotiating TV rights to World Cup soccer, known as the beautiful game, has become an ugly business.
Greg Dyke, the director general of the BBC, has lashed out at how the TV rights to the 2002 World Cup soccer tournament are being sold in the U.K.
Money-losing satellite platform Sky Perfect Communications, which scored a coup by landing Japanese broadcasting rights to the 2002 World Cup soccer final, will broadcast the games free to woo new…
The European soccer association UEFA has banned German pubcasters ARD and ZDF from selling pay TV rights to the 2004 European Championship matches to the Kirch Group.
German pubcasters ARD and ZDF have agreed to buy rights to the 2002 World Cup soccer games from the Kirch Group for the record sum of DM250 million ($119 million).
Following the intervention of Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder last week, German media group Kirch and pubcasters ARD and ZDF look set to restart negotiations today over the broadcast rights to the 2002…
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