Four Top European Football Clubs: FC Barcelona, Juventus FC, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain Appoint Warner Bros. Consumer Products Master Licensee for the Americas

About Paris Saint-Germain

Passion and tradition. “FC Barcelona is touring the States this summer and it is clear that there is massive support for Barca and other leading European clubs. Consumer Products. “Manchester United has a huge following in the region and is keen to extend its reach in this increasingly important market for world football. Worldwide Consumer Products. This agreement represents a big step forward for all four clubs.”

This new deal grants WBCP the rights to license, manufacture, distribute, promote and sell club-branded merchandise throughout the Americas. The club’s theme is “Mes que un club” (More than a club). Greater access to outstanding football matches from around the globe, along with an unprecedented number of pre-season tours by leading European club teams, has fueled the demand and the passion of millions of fans. Consumer Products (WBCP) as the clubs’ Master Licensee for the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, Brazil and the rest of South America. Several high-profile players including Ronaldinho, Rafael Marquez, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Pedro Pauleta play for these highly-regarded European football clubs and were some of the biggest names during the recent World Cup. The broad licensing program will include leisure apparel and accessories, toys and games, housewares and domestics, stationery, gifts and collectible items, among other key categories.

FC Barcelona is one of the greatest football clubs in the world, with a history of 107 years since its foundation in 1899 by the swiss Joan Gamper. We very much look forward to this exciting cooperation.”

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is one of the best supported football clubs in France. The history and legend of the club is inextricably connected to the Agnelli family, the entrepreneurs at the helm of Italian global icons such as Fiat or Ferrari. Their football team, Juventus, has become a symbol of success in Italy and internationally. The club has been the most successful club in the UK over the last 15 years, collecting eight Premiership titles and the European Cup under the stewardship of their legendary manager, Sir Alex Ferguson. FC Barcelona is the club that has most members and one of the most impressive track records in winning titles. We are delighted to be part of what is a very substantial initiative.” . Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. 2, 2006–Top European football clubs, FC Barcelona, Juventus FC, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain announced today the appointment of Warner Bros. “Football merchandising is a fast growing business for us and nowhere is the going-forward opportunity more exciting than right here in the United States. “We’re excited to work with great partners and apply our expertise and creativity to develop product that will expand the fan base of these highly successful football brands.”

BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. As the youngest club in the French league, established in 1970, PSG has great European awareness thanks to its fantastic run of success in European competition in the mid 1990s with six consecutive semi-finals and two finals. The philosophy of attractive and offensive play has specifically won the support of the youth, to whom stars like Ronaldinho, Eto’o and Messi are role models and idols. About Juventus FC

“WBCP has long been one of the most successful entertainment licensing enterprises and with our global infrastructure we have the unique ability to create a licensing and merchandising program that speaks directly to football fans,” said Brad Globe, President, Warner Bros. The Club is owned by the US-based Glazer family, owners of the NFL team, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Consumer Products

About FC Barcelona

“These are prestigious clubs that we are adding to our already broad football portfolio,” said Jordan Sollitto, Executive Vice President of International Licensing and New Business Initiatives, Warner Bros. The club won its first European Title in 1996.

About Manchester United

“Juventus has always enjoyed the support of millions of fans in the Americas,” said Jean-Claude Blanc, Chief Executive and General Manager, Juventus FC. continues to soar. The club’s stadium is the beautiful and historically important “Parc des Princes” with 48 000 seats, the second biggest stadium in France. “We are all aware of the increasing popularity of the game of football in the region and of the support there for the leading European teams. The club, UEFA Champions-League title holders and winner of the last two years’ Spanish league, is not only active in the sporting field with several professional sports (football, basketball, handball, etc.), but also has a strong social responsibility that goes beyond the pure sports activity. “This agreement gives us the opportunity to develop our fan relationships even further.”

“Millions of fans in the Americas are following the Premier League and the best European football every week,” said David Gill, CEO of Manchester United plc. Its spectacular playing style has created a global fan base that reaches from the Americas to Asia and has been characterized by mystic figures of football: Kubala, Cruyff, Maradona, Romario, Rivaldo and now Ronaldinho.

Warner Bros. For the first time ever, all sixty-four FIFA World Cup matches were broadcast live to millions of households. Their black and white jersey (hence the “Bianconeri” nickname for the team) is yet another symbol of Italian style and elegance.

Tourists visiting Paris also appreciate the club because of its iconic logo featuring the city’s most famous landmark, the Eiffel Tower. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

“Football is developing so rapidly around the world and nowhere is that more obvious than in the Americas,” said Esteve Calzada, CMO of FC Barcelona.

The popularity of football in the U.S. Milan, among others.

Over the past three years, WBCP has forged new ground in the realm of football licensing, including representation of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the UEFA Euro 2008(TM), the Mexico National Team and A.C. These are some of the most important ingredients for football greatness.

Manchester United is the most watched football team in the world. PSG is also very well known for including some of the world’s greatest players on the team over the last decade, like David Ginola, Rai, George Weah, Nicolas Anelka, Ronaldinho, Pedro Pauleta… There is no doubt Juventus was granted both, making it the most successful team in the “calcio,” the renowned Italian championship. We intend to build the awareness and fan base of the clubs we represent just as we do for our movies and television shows all over the world.”

“This is a huge step for Paris Saint-Germain and a big opportunity for us to develop and grow our club in the Americas,” said Alain Cayzac, President of Paris Saint-Germain. WBCP will utilize their creative licensing and merchandising expertise to develop a complete range of licensed products. Last season, Paris Saint-Germain won the French Cup for the seventh time, in one of the most memorable finals the country has seen, when it defeated its biggest rival in France, Olympique de Marseille. With an estimated 75 million fans globally, its reach is unsurpassed, with the official website receiving hits from two million unique users every month.

About Warner Bros

Are there any guys who love Liverpool Football Club, I am a super fan of G8. YNWA?

Report Abuse Additional Details If you believe your intellectual property has been infringed and would like to file a complaint, please see our Copyright/IP Policy

Report Abuse


Report Abuse Additional Details If you believe your intellectual property has been infringed and would like to file a complaint, please see our Copyright/IP Policy

Report Abuse


Report Abuse Additional Details If you believe your intellectual property has been infringed and would like to file a complaint, please see our Copyright/IP Policy

Report Abuse


The Chicago Bulls Are In Need of an NBA Statement

On top of that, there is a growing interest in the young core of players Bulls brass has put together in his absence. However, even the media in Miami has taken notice of the Bulls. The Indiana Pacers gave it a heck of a try last year but came up just short in seven games. For the first time since early 2012 the former MVP point guard will see game action after tearing his ACL. The only step left unfinished is beating them in a playoff series.

Most experts knew the problems as to why the Bulls couldnt seem to get over the hump towards their first Finals appearance since Jordans swan song in 1998. The Heat went on to win the title for the second-straight year. All signs point to him getting back to form quickly, which means only good things for Chicago. Leading the way is new starting shooting guard Jimmy Butler, who came off the bench last season to become a prominent starter with a versatile defensive game and blossoming offensive arsenal. Their own health problems dont figure to go away either, with Dwyane Wade battling chronic knee issues. Is the third time the charm for them finally breaking through? Many experienced eyes like what theyre seeing. Not only is the team that went to the playoffs last year back healthy with the likes of Luol Deng, Kirk Hinrich and Joakim Noah but they also have a welcome sight in a healthy Derrick Rose. The second time it a laundry list of injuries. With a healthy Derrick Rose, emerging Jimmy Butler and experienced bench the Chicago Bulls seem poised to show the NBA why they can.

Everyone knows nothing will change until the Miami Heat and superstar LeBron James are finally dethroned from their current reign of the Eastern Conference. Pairing him with Rose has many taking notice, and not just fans either.

Miami Heat and LeBron James should take notice

Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler have experts very interested

Despite reaching the semifinals of the playoffs without three of their best players, it seems like the Chicago Bulls still arent getting the respect they deserve. The Bulls have already made it clear this past season that they dont fear Miami. After watching the ailing team play the part of determined pest last season in the playoffs, they are very cognizant of what a fully healthy Chicago squad can do. The first time it was a case of inexperience and lacking offensive punch. Could that change with an early statement this NBA season?

Photo Credit Ron Hoskins

Arsenal’s  & pound;100M Sponsorship Deal With Emirates No Longer Looks Like a Good Deal

All Rights Reserved. Manchester United just signed a deal with Aon worth 20 million a year; Chelsea’s with Samsung is worth 10 million a year; and Liverpool gets 7.2 million from Carlsberg in a deal that is up for renegotiation soon.

Meanwhile, Arsenal’s margins are thin. Arsenal receives far less for its sponsorship rights than comparable clubs Manchester United, Chelsea F.C. Its EBITDA will fall to just 35-40m in 2010, the BBC reported. And the club has trouble raising cash to buy players — the crucial expense on which all revenues depend.

The club recently rejected the idea of selling stock to its fans to raise 150 million; perhaps it is time examine the Emirates contract for loopholes that will allow the club to negotiate anew?

A selected list of football sponsorship deals:100 million Arsenal’s 15-year deal with Emirates80 million The four-year deal Manchester United signed with Aon takes effect next summer75 million Juventus have a five-year contract with Tamoil, the international oil company68 million Bayern Munich’s four-year deal with T-Home50 million Chelsea signed a five-year contract with Samsung in 200538 million Real Madrid’s three-year deal with, the Austria-based online gaming company7.2 million Liverpool’s annual fee from Carlsberg expires in 2010BNET’s previous coverage of football advertising:

2009 CBS Interactive Inc.. or Liverpool F.C.At the same time, a BBC report indicates the club is crippled with debt. But five years in, that deal looks less like a lottery win and more like a millstone.

Last Updated Jul 15, 2009 12:59 PM EDT

Arsenal F.C.’s sponsorship pact with airline Emirates once looked like a good deal for the club: The Gunners received 100 million for a 15-year lead sponsorship contract in 2004. It owes a total of 416 million, according to The Guardian; and has “242m of separate debt” on the construction of its stadium, according to the BBC.

But the Emirates sponsorship breaks down to just 6.7 million a year over the course of the deal.

Google Fiber Wants To Bring Super Fast Gigabit Internet To Three New Cities

Google Fiber generally is less expensive, about $70 per month, than the average cost that people now pay for broadband internet service.

Google Fiber Wants To Bring Super Fast Gigabit Internet To Three New Cities

[Image from Google Fiber Blog]

The New York Times reports that Google Fiber is now operational in Kansas City, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri; Provo, Utah; and Austin, Texas. Fastmetrics gives some internet speed examples on its website. A two-hour HD movie that would take about 32 minutes to download at the rate of 20 Mbps would download in just 25 seconds at the one-gigabit speed of Google Fiber.

A Wall Street Journal Tech Blog article explains that the expansion of Google Fiber into a new area is a huge, costly undertaking.

Google has announced that Google Fiber may be expanded to three new cities: San Diego and Irvine in California, and Louisville, Kentucky. Every time Fiber unveils a new city, Wall Street analysts groan and estimate the hit to Google’s profit margins.”. The company has to dig up roads to bury fiber-optic cable, or string it to utility poles, then hire marketers to woo customers. If all goes well, Google Fiber will bring lightning-fast internet to the people of San Diego, Irvine, and Louisville.

“Google Fiber is expensive; analysts estimate it costs more than $500 per home. One-gigabit internet runs at about 125 Mbps. Twelve metropolitan areas nationwide are now either connected or in the exploratory phase with Google Fiber. The two new cities in Southern California and one in Kentucky will bring that total to 15. If each of these cities has a successful result in the initial phase, which involves analyzing their existing infrastructure and housing density along with experts from Google, they may become the newest cities to get the lightning-fast Google Fiber web speeds.

The process of determining the feasibility of such a project for a new city could take about a year to complete. From Code Louisville to San Diego’s startup scene to Irvine’s collaborative workplaces, these cities are growing tech hubs with entrepreneurial cultures–great places to show us what’s possible with gigabit speeds.”

How fast is gigabit internet? The average download speed in the U.S. Cities want gigabit internet because it’s a boost for the business climate, potentially lowering the cost of doing business for existing companies, and attracting new companies to the municipalities that have Google Fiber or other gigabit internet service. is 18.2 Mbps (megabits per second). Why does Google want to install fiber internet in American cities? The company wants to get more people connected to the internet at faster speeds in order to get more revenue from increased clicks on the ads that appear on websites, on Google’s own search results pages, and on Google’s YouTube platform.

According to the Google Fiber Blog, Google has invited the three cities to start a process of planning the deployment of Google’s gigabit internet service, Google Fiber, for their residents and businesses.

“It’s clear that Irvine, Louisville and San Diego have strong leaders at city hall, who are passionate about bringing fiber to their communities and making the Internet more accessible for everyone

Arsenal target Arturo Vidal on the verge of sealing Real Madrid move, talkSPORT told

Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal is on the verge of completing a move to Real Madrid, according to talkSPORTs South American expert Tim Vickery.

Vidal notched eight goals and four assists for Juventus last season as the Old Lady secured a domesticdouble with the Serie A and Coppa Italia crowns, before losing to Barcelona in the Champions League final.

You could see him doing well in the Premier League, but word in the Chilean press is that the only thing lacking for him to join Real Madrid is his signature on the paper, Vickery told the Transfer Tavern.

Chances of a move to England, though, appear to be slimming as Vickery believes the 28-year-old is closing on a dealwithSpanish giants Madrid, with just his signature remainingto complete the deal.

The Chilean enforcer will compete in the Copa America final for his country against Argentina on Saturday night, and a fine season in Italy has sparked interest from several Premier League clubs, namely Arsenal.

BACKED INTO A CORNER; Powderpuff Man Utd defence chuck it away.

And, yes, PS27million full-back Luke Shaw can’t get up to speed fast enough for van Gaal.

Let us begin by saluting Leicester for their best result, and most memorable performance, since Martin O’Neill’s heyday at Filbert Street.

Then di Maria’s delightful chip put the Red Devils two up.

Ref Mark Clattenburg allowed Vardy to barge Rafael outside the box but, as the two players continued their battle in the area, the United defender brought down the striker. Ulloa bagged another penalty after Tyler Blackett hacked down Vardy inside the box with the Englishman being sent off for the foul.

For all Leicester’s verve it had looked like plain sailing for United when they streaked into a 2-0 lead in the opening 16 minutes. . Yes, Jonny Evans left the King Power on crutches after retiring hurt with an ankle injury on the half-hour mark. Twice they refused to buckle when falling two goals behind and in the end they won with a swagger which says they will be nobody’s patsies in Premier League company.

Pearson said: “On another day United would have seen us off. But we responded positively, we didn’t lose our belief and it was a committed performance.”


But the defensive apocalypse in which the Foxes plundered four goals in 21 minutes was inexcusable.

But 60 seconds later Leonardo Ulloa’s header reduced the deficit before Ander Herrera’s backheel extended United’s lead.

They were run ragged by Jamie Vardy, a striker who was sent off against Kidderminster playing for non-league Fleetwood three years ago.

Radamel Falcao’s turn left Ritchie de Laet for dead and the Colombian’s cross was met by Robin van Persie, whose header took a deflection on the way past Schmeichel.

Between them United’s back four were flimsier than lingerie model’s negligee. David Nugent netted the penalty before Esteban Cambiasso equalised.

Vardy made Leicester’s first goal with a classy cross, won two penalties with his directness and scored the fourth with a slick finish.


A controversial second-half penalty was the turning point.

It is criminal that Angel di Maria’s wonderful, improvised scoop over Kasper Schmeichel to put United 2-0 up was almost forgotten in the carnage of their late meltdown.

But nothing could diminish Leicester boss Nigel Pearson’s pleasure at a startling result.

AGONY Van Gaal and Giggs suffer and United players kick off after Blackett’s red card

Never before, in 853 matches since those visionaries Andy Gray and Richard Keys invented the Premier League era, had United collapsed so vividly.

But United deserve more intrusive analysis because they are like a sickly patient who asks for an aspirin to cure their headaches when they need a suppository to shore up more damaging leaks.

LEICESTER………….5 MAN UTD………………3 ON a quiet afternoon at the King Power, Louis van Gaal’s show ponies impressed in the dressage arena but left the stable door wide open.

Assembling the most expensive collection of forwards in Premier League history will be a pointless exercise if Manchester United can’t defend their territory properly.

Vardy then put the home side in front with a lovely finish

Spain Win FIFA World Cup 2010

This is their first world cup title ever, and the Netherlands will rue their miss, as it is their 3rd time as a losing finalist, and they have never managed to win the tournament ever. Espaa bien hecha!

Spain continued their run of 1-0 victories to outclass the Netherlands and add the FIFA World Cup of 2010 title to their kitty. By winning the FIFA World Cup 2010, Spain have become first-time champions, and are also the first European team to win a world cup that has been held outside the continent of Europe.. In another game on Saturday, Germany managed to get the better of Uruguay 3-2, to take third place.

Spain 1 Netherlands 0 (FINAL)

The regular 90 minutes saw no goals, and one thought that this was another tournament that would decide the winner on penalties. In the 116th minute, just 4 minutes away from a penalty shootout, Andres Iniesta found the net for Spain. But the 2010 FIFA World Cup ended differently. Sami Khedira headed one in the net for Germany in the 82nd minute to give them back the lead, and the game was nearly forced into extra time when a last-minute stunner from Forlan of Uruguay hit the German goal’s crossbar. The Dutch were down to 10 men in the 111th minute, which set up Spain’s goal. It was just the last 10 minutes of play that changed the game, with the sending off of John Heitinga, and the Spaniards scoring 5 minutes later.

Germany 3 Uruguay 2 (THIRD PLACE)

The game was tied at one a piece at half time. The game saw some tight defense by the Dutch, whose strategy to nullify the flamboyant Spanish attack seemed to be working well. The win gave Germany 3rd place for the second world cup running, and the 4th place was Uruguay’s best performance in 40 years.

Uruguay South Korea USA Ghana Holland Slovakia Brazil Chile Argentina Mexico Germany England Paraguay Japan Spain Portugal Uruguay

2-1 Ghana

2-1 Holland

2-1 Brazil

3-0 Argentina

3-1 Germany

4-1 Paraguay

0(5)-0(3) Spain

1-0 Uruguay

1(4)-1(2) Holland

2-1 Germany

4-0 Spain

1-0 Holland

3-2 Spain

1-0 Spain (ESP)

FIFA WORLD CUP 2010 CHAMPIONS (red = knocked out, green = progressed)

Yes, Octopus Paul Allen got it right again. Uruguay took the lead early in the 2nd half, but Germany got the equalizer almost immediately

Detienen al padre del futbolista Arturo Vidal con armas y drogas

Erasmo Vidal permaneci detenido por cuatro horas.

Y mientras su padre llenaba los titulares de su natal Chile por este arresto, Arturo Vidal fue noticia al firmar un contrato de cuatro aos con el Bayern Munich en Alemania.

“El fiscal que lleva el procesodecidi dejarlo en libertad porque se determin que la cantidad de droga era para consumo”, afirm Poblete.

Segn le confirm a CNN en Espaol el mayor Cristian Poblete de la comisara Pedro Aguirre la Cerda, el hombre fue detenido cuando portaba dos cuchillos y envoltorios con pasta de base de cocana.

(CNN Espaol) -El padre del jugador chileno Arturo Vidal, Erasmo Vidal, fue arrestado este mircoles en el barrio La Victoria de Chile.

10 Liverpool Myths: Brendan Rodgers’ Portrait

Rodgers portrait of himself

4. Some could be subject to delays before publication. 10 LIVERPOOL MYTHS

1. Comments load below.

3. They must obey the

Those who hate him so point to the fact he has a picture of himself hung pride of place in the family home as proof of unchecked arrogance. Rafas Fergie Rant

3. Be it those envelopes, endless Brentisms or the toe curling debate over Joe Allens eventual squad number the outcome was pure car crash.. We never gave Hodgson a chance



The Being: Liverpool documentary series provided plenty in the way of satirical content. Sakho cant pass

9. Garcias Ghost Goal

8. Suarez the flat track bully

7. Rodgers portrait

4 September, 2015

Aaron Cutler dissects and dispels ten myths about the modern day Liverpool.

However despite providing many of the shows cringiest moments Brendan Rodgers has been given a tough press for that portrait of Brendan Rodgers. Gerrard wasted his career

More: 10 Myths, Brendan Rodgers

Comments are retrospectively moderated. In actuality the painting was a gift to the Liverpool manager from a charity he had helped in Swansea.

But why let an innocent explanation get in the way of some good manager bashing?

. The Spice Boys couldnt defend

5. Martinez turned down Liverpool job

6. Liverpool lost the league at Palace