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01 Sep 2017
Uefa Women’s Euro 2017 in July and August in the Netherlands highlighted the growing interest in women’s soccer in recent years, with TV audience figures rising in a range of territories, compared with the previous edition of the tournament in 2013. Uefa reported the 2017 tournament surpassed the 2013 tournament by more than 50 million viewers overall. Sportcal Media takes a closer look at some of the key nations in the tournament.
09 Feb 2017
Following a new domestic pay-TV deal for the A-League, Sportcal Media analyses sports media rights revenues in Australia using the new Revenue Dashboard available in the Media Intelligence Centre.
11 Aug 2016
Uefa's European Championships expanded in 2016 to 24 teams. Sportcal Media analyses some of the viewing figures from the first of the newly-expanded tournaments, which comprised 51 matches.
14 Jan 2016
The FA Cup is the oldest club soccer cup competition in the world, but has arguably suffered from a saturation of televised soccer. However, early signs show a boost in viewers following a broadcaster change.
06 Aug 2015
The 2015 Fifa Women’s World Cup in Canada was the largest edition in the competition’s history and broke records as huge television audiences tuned in to watch the action. The tournament was broadcast in 187 territories, and while the projected potential reach of 1 billion viewers does not reflect the actual number who tuned in, the viewing figures themselves show a successful World Cup as women’s soccer continues to grow globally.
25 Jun 2015
The 2015 Copa América, the South American soccer championships presently taking place in Chile, has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons over the past month. By looking beyond the bribery scandal presently engulfing the international game, Sportcal provides a detailed overview of how media rights fees for the tournament have soared over the years - despite the revelations that much of the takings ended up in the wrong pockets.
30 Apr 2015
The cost of Spain's La Liga top-tier soccer league, calculated on a "cost per pay-TV subscriber basis", is the highest among Europe's big five soccer leagues, according to a new Sportcal study.
20 Nov 2014
Much has been written of the success of the Uefa Champions League model, its highly effective branding, the presence of the best clubs and best players in the world and the massive global television audiences - even in far-flung countries with no apparent links or bond to the clubs or players on the pitch.
11 Sep 2014
Italy’s Serie A soccer league has been the second-richest league in terms of the media rights revenues it earns from domestic and international sales for several years now; it passed the coveted €1 billion-per-year milestone in 2012, at the beginning of the present three-year cycle, and looks set to bring in close to €1.2 billion per year from 2015-16, following the recent auction held by the league and its agency partner, Infront Italy.
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.