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27 Aug 2014
The 2014 Fifa World Cup was a record-breaking event in many respects, from the number of television viewers worldwide to the billions of hits and views on social media. The tournament had significant repercussions in its host country and region as well: in Brazil, for example, television network Globo reaped record advertising revenues, with a 30-second spot during national team matches selling for nearly as much as an ad during the NFL Super Bowl.
14 Aug 2014
Sportcal’s media team takes a look back at this summer’s Fifa World Cup, which attracted huge international television audiences and broke records, and analyses some of the key viewing figures in the major European markets.
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.
12 Jun 2014
Domestic television broadcasters are set to generate close to R$3 billion ($1.35 billion) in turnover from sponsorship packages sold around their coverage of the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.
15 May 2014
Audiences in three of Europe’s ‘big five’ markets for the final of last night’s Uefa Europa League, European soccer’s second-tier clubs competition, showed a decrease on last year’s figure, although the match attracted an impressive audience in Spain, with La Liga’s Sevilla lifting the trophy.
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.