Sport

Turbo Charged…‘Championship Horse Racing’ (CHR) seeks to bring F1 script to racing in 2019

2019 will be a year of new concepts and propositions for the sport of horse racing, as its stakeholders seek fresh ideas to re-engage with the wider general public. This December, further foundations for ‘Championship Horse Racing’ (CHR) were announced, a new proposition seeking to deliver racing’s first league competition featuring high profile teams competing to be champions of ‘The …

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DCMS ups sports integrity dynamics as new Macolin member

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has this morning confirmed that UK sports will join the ‘Macolin Convention’ – a European wide initiative seeking to prevent, detect and punish match-fixing. Mims Davies signs off her first directive as new UK Sports & Civic Society Minister, which sees the UK join the inter-state cooperative convention/body dedicated to eliminating …

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Eleven Sports seeks deeper social dive with ‘watch together’ feature

Eleven Sports, the OTT platform seeking to disrupt traditional broadcast models, has announced the launch of its ‘Watch Together’ feature, enabling audiences to engage in live sports content together ‘with friends and family in the same online space at the same time, for the first time ever’. Updating stake holders, Eleven Sports the OTT platform provider broadcasting Spain’s La Liga …

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InCrowd: Our League – Delivering on Rugby League’s ‘Tribal Demands’

In 2018, fan engagement technology developer InCrowd delivered the Rugby Football League’s full-scale ‘Our League’ digital platform seeking to optimise all core components for the unique sport – ticketing, match streaming, communities and content.   InCrowd CEO Aidan Cooney and Marketing Manager Darren Parsons spoke to SBC about ‘Our League’s platform development from concept to planning and delivery, and how …

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Matthew Imi – Sky Sports Racing will deliver new prospects for horseracing

Hosting a special press briefing at its headquarters in Osterley, Sky UK has presented its ‘Sky Sports Racing’ broadcast team seeking to ‘deliver the strongest vehicle promoting the sport of horseracing’. Last May, Sky UK  announced that it would rebrand and revamp its At The Races horseracing media subsidiary, moving to launch Sky Sports Racing as its eleventh dedicated sports …

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UEFA pushes VAR early for Champions League 2018/19

UEFA executives have announced that the governing body of European football will introduce ‘Video Assistant Referees – VAR’ technology for its flagship UEFA Champions League competition, beginning at the round-of-16 knockout stages from 16 February 2019. UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin confirmed the mandatory VAR Champions League enforcement at yesterday’s ‘special meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee’ hosted in Dublin. Governing …

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RMG – Watch Out 2019! Racing TV will deliver ‘next-level’ broadcasting for UK & IRE

Preparing to expand its broadcasting content in 2019, incorporating the racing programmes of all 26 Irish racecourses from 1 January, Racing UK confirms that it will rebrand its entity to ‘Racing TV’. Operating firm Racecourse Media Group (RMG), details that the Racing TV rebrand reflects its subsidiary’s expanded responsibilities as the exclusive broadcaster for 61 UK & IRE racecourses – …

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Simon Rowlands ends tenure as Chair of racing’s Bettors Forum

The Horseracing Bettors Forum (HBF) has announced that founding Chairman Simon Rowlands has stepped down as leading representative of its organisation. Rowlands is a founding member of the HBF, a group formed in 2015 with the assistance of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) to represent the interests of UK racing’s betting customers. A key stakeholder for UK racing, Rowlands represented the …

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SBC’s On The Ball – DAZN, Eleven Sports and the Copa Libertadores

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition looks at the postponed Copa Libertadores final and a broadcasting expansion for DAZN. Copa Libertadores heads to the Santiago Bernabeu After the second leg of the Copa Libertadores Final was postponed twice due to fans attacking …

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Unibet hails enthralling FIDE World Chess showdown

The unprecedented success of this November’s Fide World Chess Championship match between Norway’s Magnus Carlsen vs American Fabiano Caruana – has been branded as one of Unibet’s most successful sports sponsorships. Following 51-hours of play featuring 12 drawn matches, FIDE’s London event has been labelled by chess aficionados as the sport’s ‘tour de force’, rivalling the all-time classic matches of …

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