The Premier League in England continues to be the gold standard when it comes to TV deals. It should be no surprise that five of the world’s ten most valuable soccer teams hail from England’s Premier League. To describe the league as a marketing success is an understatement. Launched in 1992/93 the Premier League ushered… to read more click on the link.
Although the Bundesliga operates a centralized selling and distribution model it is quite different from others in approach. In fact, when each of the major centralized selling models (Premier League, Ligue 1, Serie A and Bundesliga) are considered more closely you realize that all vary and all have diverse approaches that deliver different outcomes. To read more please click on the link.
This past weekend two incredibly long and impressive unbeaten streaks ended. In Germany Borussia Dortmund’s run of 31 games without a loss finally hit the wall.
Over a year ago, Dortmund, fresh from their first Bundesliga title since 2002, travelled to Hannover and…for more click on the link.
A check of the record book speaks volumes. Over 57 editions of the Champions League (and its predecessor the European Cup) Italian teams have appeared in 26 finals and have won the competition 12 times.
No country has produced more finalists and only Spain has produced more winners with 13. Narrow the focus to the last decade and Italy still looks good. Three wins (Inter ’10 and Milan ’07 and ’03) matches the number of victories by Spain (Barcelona ’11, ’09, ’06) and England (Chelsea ’12, Manchester United ’08, and Liverpool ’05).
But perhaps only the most-blinkered fans of Italy’s top league Serie A would suggest that another successful… for more please click link to Forbes.com.