On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) unsealed a 47-count indictment against 14 international soccer officials and sports marketing executives who, according to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, engaged in “corruption that is rampant, systemic, and deeply-rooted both abroad and here in the United States,” on issues ranging from television rights, World Cups hosting rights, and FIFA leadership. Continue reading
Thanks to outspoken fans concerned about missing their home team sports, together with consumer groups, businesses, and other opponents of the deal, the FCC and Dept. of Justice decided to oppose Comcast’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable. Comcast announced it is withdrawing its bid. Both cable companies have atrocious records of mistreating fans by withholding games. Sports Fans Coalition hopes that the outcome of this proceeding will inspire better treatment of fans, particularly in Los Angeles, where Time Warner Cable still withholds Dodgers games from 70% of fans there.