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Mario Balotelli & Danny Welbeck receive most social media abuse, Chelsea top PL club chart

Sport’s Anti-discrimination group Kick It Out has carried out a wide-ranging and important study on social media abuse, and produced the shocking results. With most Premier League players, and all clubs now a presence on both Facebook and Twitter (plus Instagram), the level of abusive trolling has escalated in recent years. The phenomenon of anonymously […]

Ooyala Knows What You’re Watching

This week, Ooyala Analytics announced a new product that allows media companies to better track and monetize audience behavior. Currently, Sky Sports, Media Prima, Fairfax Media, Telegraph Media Group, Vox Media, and Dell are all beta...Show More Summary

Braekhus Joins The Klitschko Management Group; Leaves Sauerland

2 weeks agoSports / Boxing : BoxingNews24

Norwegian world champion boxer Cecilia Brækhus today announced a new management and representation consortium including IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion and media, and K2 Promotions and Klitschko [...] More boxing news on BoxingNews24.com

Wizards apologize for comparing team owner to Martin Luther King Jr.

The team acknowledged that its presentation for a Black History Month social media campaign "may have missed the mark." Monumental Sports and Entertainment, the group that owns the Washington Wizards, Capitals and Mystics, did what many teams do in February: honor Black History Month with a social media campaign. Show More Summary

Group Wants ‘Pornographic’ SI Swimsuit Issue Banned

2 months agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (previously known as Morality In Media) is asking retailers to not display the new Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue. In a letter to Walmart, CVS, 7-Eleven and Costco, the group who doesn’t...Show More Summary

Wanda Group to Buy Marketing Firm for $1.2 Billion

Wanda has purchased a 68.2 percent stake in Infront Sports & Media from Bridgepoint, a European private equity firm.

China’s Richest Man’s Latest Overseas Buy: Sports Marketing Firm Infront For $1.2 Bln

Dalian Wanda Group, led by China’s richest man, said today it will buy Infront Sports & Media AG,  one of the world’s largest international sports marketing company,  from European private equity firm Bridgepoint $1.2 billion. “This acquisition of Infront will significantly increase the future impact of the Wanda Group in the culture and entertainment […]

Dalian Wanda says to buy Swiss sports firm for $1.2 billion

BEIJING (Reuters) - Dalian Wanda Group Co, which controls China's biggest property developer and largest cinema chain, said it has agreed to buy Swiss sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media AG with a group of investors for 1.05 billion euros ($1.19 billion). Show More Summary

Zealot Networks Acquires J.B. Smoove's Converge Media Group (Exclusive)

The acquisition comes on the heels of Zealot's purchase of management firm Premier Sports & Entertainment. read more

Former Viacom CEO Tom Freston Joins Raine Group as Senior Advisor

The merchant bank launched by Jeff Sine and Joe Ravitch in partnership with WME Entertainment also closes its second fund with $850 million for growth investments in media, entertainment, sports and lifestyle firms. read more

Jay Leno’s Decision to Cancel on Newtown Group Sparks Further Outrage

5 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Media Matters For America has a good summary of the social media and MSM blowback sparked by Jay Leno‘s decision to cancel out of commitment with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSFF). The former Tonight Show host was set to...Show More Summary

Jay Leno Cancels Appearance With Newtown-Based Gun Lobby Group, Conservative Media Melts Down

Conservative media are freaking out after Jay Leno canceled an upcoming gig at the gun industry's 2015 trade show, the National Shooting Sports Foundation's (NSSF) SHOT Show, calling the comedian a "coward" who has "no spine." The NSSF...Show More Summary

NBA tabs sports exec as new D-League president

The NBA has hired former Wasserman Media Group executive Malcolm Turner to be the president of its Development League.

Media Conference Call: Miller, Feherty, Nobilo Preview 2014 Ryder Cup

7 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

TODAY NBC SPORTS GROUP HOSTED a media conference call to preview the 2014 Ryder Cup. Golf Channel analyst Frank Nobilo, Golf Channel host David Feherty and NBC/Golf Channel lead analyst Johnny Miller were on the phone sharing their thoughts about the upcoming matches at Gleneagles. Show More Summary

'FOX Sports Digital – Sporting News Media' Reaches Number 1 in Digital Sports Video

– “FOX Sports Digital – Sporting News Media,” the newly formed joint entity created by FOX Sports Digital and Sporting News Media, a PERFORM Group company, ranked no. 1 in digital sports video

DraftKings, a Fantasy Sports Site, Raises $41 Million

The investment was led by the Raine Group, the merchant bank that specializes in media and technology deals, and included existing investors Redpoint Ventures, GGV Capital, and Atlas Venture.

It’s Trading Day! Five Station Groups Buy and Sell Ten Stations

Five station groups have undertaken a station swap similar to what happens at the trading deadline in professional sports. This time, though, the moves affect hundreds of people. Media General and LIN Media, looking to comply with Federal...Show More Summary

Sacramento’s TV Deal Indicates Clippers Cannot Expect $125 Million For Rights

9 months agoSports : SportsMoney

Are the local television rights for the worth 250% more than the rights for the ? The Kings recently inked a 20-year media rights extension with NBC Sports Group worth an average of $35 million a season, reports SportsBusiness Journal. The new agreement is a three-fold increase over the NBA team’s current deal. bid book [...]

Fox doesn’t need to be ready for the World Cup by 2018, they need to be ready now

10 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

I’m sure any usual follower of sports media might have suspected the 2014 World Cup in Brazil to be a bit of a lame duck in the United States. No, not the thought that the United States team was marooned in a group of death, but that the ESPN broadcast would be treated like a […]

Man of the Match at the World Cup Has Become a Popularity Contest

While most major sports competitions honor their outstanding individuals through a vote by media members or a survey of their peers, the World Cup has entrusted this hallowed process to a group of experts who are hardly renowned for measured judgments, rational thinking or carefully considered opinions: Twitter.

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