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Who should host the Ryder Cup in 2018?

Sports Pro: Great article about the bidders for staging 2018’s Ryder Cup. The announcement, to be made on Tuesday 17th May, will bring almost two years of bidding to a close.  More

Over three billion connected TV devices by 2016

Rapid TV News: A new survey from ABI Research has concluded that connectivity continues its inexorable march into home entertainment, forecasting three billion shipments of connected TV devices by 2016.  More

IPL loses value

isportconnect.com: According to a Brand Finance India report the value of Brand Indian Premier League (IPL) has decreased from US$4.13bn last year to $3.67bn this, representing an erosion of $460m of its long-term value. While the value of the IPL itself has dropped due to last year’s controversies, the value of individual franchises have gone […]  More

London Olympics will drive remote editing

Broadcast Engineering: The 2012 games in London are likely to drive broadcasters toward remote or centralized editing, at least according to Per Lindgren, vice president of business development and founding member of Swedish media transport technology vendor Net Insight.  More

ZDF usurps Sat.1 for Champions League rights

Sports Business: ZDF has wrestled the German free-to-air rights for the UEFA Champions League from rival Sat.1 in a new deal that will run through the 2012-15 cycle.  More

Maracana to need new roof

insideworldfootball.com: Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana, which is intended to host the final of 2014 World Cup, will need a new roof, Brazil Football Federation President Ricardo Teixeira has confirmed.  More

Sony stitches up Wimbledon 3D

TVBE: Sony’s tri-camera picture stitching system will feature during the Wimbledon Tennis in June.  More

ICC cuts Cricket World Cup to 10 teams

Sports Business: The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed on Monday that its showpiece tournament would be reduced in size from 14 teams to 10 from 2015, with smaller cricketing nations set to miss out on a place at the Cricket World Cup. However, to balance that news, the ICC World Twenty20 event, held every two […]  More