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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.
04 Apr 2014
Spain’s pay-television operators are cautiously optimistic after recent figures released by the national regulator, the CNMC, revealed a slight resurgence in subscriber numbers over the course of the past 12 months.
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.
07 Oct 2010
Sportcal researcher James Marsh explains why the 2010-2011 edition of the European Handball Federation's premier event is its most important to date.
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.
26 Jul 2010
The Fifa World Cup is one of the biggest draws on television of any type of programming, across all genres, and around the world. In this survey, Sportcal’s research team has gathered the television viewing figures from a selection of countries to determine the size and scale of the audiences who watched the games of their home teams as well as the final match between Spain and the Netherlands.
06 Jul 2010
In the lead-up to this summer’s Fifa World cup, Sportcal researcher Daphne Chan speaks to Mile Jovanovic, head of sports at public-service broadcaster Radio-television Slovenia (RTV), who reveals the broadcaster’s 2010 FIFA World Cup programming line-up and his views on the broadcast climate in Slovenia during the World Cup campaign, projections on the performance for this year – as well as his take on Team Slovenia’s chances in the soccer event of the year…
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.