Eurovision Goes Blink

Eurovision Goes Blink

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The European Broadcasting Union , colloquially known as Eurovision, just signed an international TV rights agreement with the organizers of the Blink festival and it's a big deal: The EBU is agglomeration of public television channels across Europe, from Portugal to Russia, to collectively bargain for rights and to swap (mostly news-related) footage. "Public" means "funded by either a compulsory license fee or by subvention from a national parliament". For historical reasons, those are the most watched channels across the continent - and most likely to show the second tier sports I.e. popular but not popular enough for viewers to pay for, like football or Formula 1. The EBU is powerful and is ever interested in keeping ratings reasonably high to fight purely commercial channels. The Geneva-based bosses must have…
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Yeezys And Speedmaxes Or How To Make Skiing Cool

Yeezys And Speedmaxes Or How To Make Skiing Cool

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A picture is worth a thousand words. Especially when you're talking a thousand dollar item. The gentleman on the left - let's call him Ola for the sake of argument - is sporting Yeezys. Our "Yeezyxperts" are telling us that the model is, most likely, Boost 350 V2 Core Black Red. Google be your friend if you want to know how much they retail for - and be prepared for your jaw to drop. However, price in itself is not the point. The point is that they make one look cool in the eyes of one's peers. Especially if one belongs to Gen Z. Huff and puff all you like if you disagree - but that's how the world works for the last circa 5000 years ( and possibly much…
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Shock: There Is Someone Who Doesn’t  Want To Live Close To Martin Sundby!

Shock: There Is Someone Who Doesn’t Want To Live Close To Martin Sundby!

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A newly crowned World champion Martin Johnsrud Sundby might have to split his attention between skiing and going to court next season. According to to ABC Nyheter a 34 year old plans to sue municipality of Ringsaker for revocation of already issued building permit. Four years ago Sundby bought some land at one of the Norwegian ski paradise locations - Sjusjøen. It looks like he only got around to building a cabin on it this year with municipality first OKeying his blueprints, but then abruptly cancelling it. Something to do with a Norwegian law stipulating how close the walls of your house could be from the land plot borders and whether the neighbors agree to getting too close to them and/or blocking their views. [caption id="attachment_12230" align="alignnone" width="1920"] According to…
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Marketing Potential Of Ski Prodigy: 25 Agents Applied To Represent Frida  Karlsson

Marketing Potential Of Ski Prodigy: 25 Agents Applied To Represent Frida Karlsson

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If you manufacture anything with even remote appeal to broader public AND had a way of foretelling the future, chances are you would apply last year to become Friday Karlsson's sponsor. Or, if you are representative of a burgeoning profession of intermediary between sport stars and sponsors, you'd do anything to become her business development & marketing agent. It's too late now though: in interview with SVT Sport her mother ( and former world class skier), Mia Karlsson says that only during the World Championship some 20 to 25 agents contacted the family and offered to represent Frida Think about it and tell your friends: 25 already highly paid professional reps, all queuing for the honor to represent hitherto unknown Nordic skier. Honor - and a lot of money. The…
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Haakon Klaebo:  It Is Actually Athlete Who Owns Market Rights

Haakon Klaebo: It Is Actually Athlete Who Owns Market Rights

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In written response to the Daily Skier, Haakan Klaebo, Johannes'father and manager , clarifies what the agreement between the Norwegian Ski Federation and the world's best skier contains - and why it took so long to reach it: "In short, we have reached a better understanding with the Ski Federation ( NSF) side in relation to the fact that it is actually the athlete who owns the market rights, and that the NSF can thus not enter into as many agreements as they want without this being stipulated in the contract with the athlete himself. ” "We have achieved a proper delineation as to when an athlete is a private person, can represent his club and when he represent the NSF»   "The NSF has accepted that they have to…
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