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  1. BBC Switches Women's World Cup to Flagship Channel as Ratings Soar

    4:06 am PDT 06/25/2015
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    England's quarterfinal matchup against Canada on Thursday will air live on BBC1. READ MORE

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  2. Amid FIFA Scandal, EBU Buys Euro 2016 Rights

    5:18 am PDT 06/24/2015
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    The European Broadcasting Union has acquired rights across 26 European countries for next year's European soccer championships. READ MORE

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  3. FIFA Scandal: Vladimir Putin Says Russia Fought "in an Honest Manner" for 2018 FIFA World Cup

    7:46 am PDT 06/20/2015
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    "If anyone has evidence, let them present it. We won in a fair fight and we are going to host the World Cup. Any other decision we will consider unfair," Putin told reporters. READ MORE

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  4. FIFA Scandal: Director Frederic Auburtin Responds to 'United Passions' Critics (Q&A)

    6:20 pm PDT 06/17/2015
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    "I think all of this is very unfair for a filmmaker doing his job," the French director says of accusations that he acted as a propagandist for FIFA. READ MORE

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  5. FIFA Scandal: Swiss Probe Could Lead to New Vote on Russia, Qatar World Cups

    3:56 am PDT 06/17/2015
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    The world soccer body confirms it may reopen bids for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments if investigators uncover clear evidence of bribery. READ MORE

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  6. FIFA's PR Boss Steps Down After Corruption Joke

    3:17 pm PDT 06/11/2015
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    Walter De Gregorio, the PR face of the FIFA scandal, resigned Thursday, after a cracking wise on Swiss TV. READ MORE

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  7. FIFA Scandal: Global Media Outlets Offer Divergent Views

    5:11 am PDT 06/10/2015
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    While the U.S. media takes the high ground, calling for a clean up at soccer's governing body, networks from Russia, China and Qatar slam the FBI for 'meddling' by investigating corruption allegations. READ MORE

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  8. FIFA President Sepp Blatter to Resign

    9:50 am PDT 06/02/2015
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    The world soccer body, the target of two major criminal investigations, will hold a new election, with Blatter staying on until a new president is picked. READ MORE

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  9. FIFA Scandal: Sepp Blatter Wins Re-election After Opponent Concedes Defeat

    10:08 am PDT 05/29/2015
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    Despite the crisis facing the world soccer association, with U.S. and Swiss authorities pursuing criminal investigations against the group, Blatter was elected to a fifth term as president. READ MORE

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  10. FIFA Scandal: What You Need to Know

    7:52 am PDT 05/28/2015
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    Twin raids in Switzerland Wednesday have sparked a crisis at world soccer's governing body. READ MORE

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  11. German Cup Soccer Scores Record Ratings

    2:04 am PDT 04/29/2015
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    More than 13 million viewers watched the semi-final of the German Cup, the largest TV audience for any show in 2015. READ MORE

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  12. German Box-Office 2014: Fewer Local Hits, But 'Hobbit' and 'Hunger Games' are Holiday Treats

    1:50 am PST 12/24/2014
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    Fantasy franchises help make up for damage done by the World Cup to German receipts READ MORE

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  13. Germany 2014 in Review: World Cup Fever Grips Country, Shia Shocks Berlinale

    4:02 am PST 12/23/2014
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    Also, German media giants flexed their muscle with acquisitions abroad, Netflix launched and Sky Deutschland made its moves READ MORE

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  14. Media Weighs in After FIFA Clears Qatar of World Cup Corruption

    5:42 am PST 11/13/2014
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    NBC Sports Commentator Gary Lineker says he wishes soccer ruling body was "disbanded" after an ethics commission report into Qatar and Russia hosting bids READ MORE

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  15. World Cup Gives German Box Office a Kicking

    8:11 am PDT 08/27/2014
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    Hollywood and local revenue in Germany hits 22-year low in the first half READ MORE

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  16. Univision Second-Quarter Financials Improve Amid World Cup

    4:29 am PDT 07/22/2014
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    Revenue increased 23 percent, boosted by $115.5 million in Cup advertising revenue, and operating profit rose nearly 18 percent. READ MORE

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  17. Europe, Latin America Look for Box-Office Rebound After World Cup (Analysis)

    6:47 pm PDT 07/18/2014
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    "Transformers 4" has boosted attendance after revenue drops of 50 percent and more in recent weeks, with "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" hitting key foreign markets this weekend. READ MORE

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  18. Soccer's Post-World Cup Challenge: How to Keep Ratings Momentum

    12:00 pm PDT 07/16/2014
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    ESPN and Univision post big gains, and U.S. star Tim Howard earns endorsement riches, but momentum-killers are coming. READ MORE

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  19. Univision Digital Exec Talks World Cup Streaming, Building Soccer Momentum

    8:00 am PDT 07/15/2014
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    Univision senior vp digital Mehul Nagrani says that the network's audience "leapfrogged onto mobile" as it brought the streaming service 10 million unique viewers during the monthlong event. READ MORE

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  20. World Cup Final Sets Airline Viewing Record

    7:35 am PDT 07/15/2014
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    Some 40,000 airline passengers on nine carriers watched Sunday's final match in-flight. READ MORE

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