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Premier League nets £6.7bn in media rights for new UK broadcast deal

SBC News Premier League nets £6.7bn in media rights for new UK broadcast deal

The Premier League has secured its biggest domestic broadcast deal worth £6.7bn, negotiating media rights with Sky and TNT Sports. The new deal will commence in the season 2025/26 and span a period of four years, as the Premier League has secured a further increase in broadcast fees from the £5.1bn deal secured in 2022. The previous round, negotiated with …

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BBC selects IMG to deliver wall-to-wall coverage for World Cup 2023

SBC News BBC selects IMG to deliver wall-to-wall coverage for World Cup 2023

IMG will produce the BBC’s comprehensive coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 hosted in Australia and New Zealand.  The BBC has high expectations for the tournament that kicks off on Thursday 20 July. Optimism remains high that the Lionesses can continue momentum after their European Championships win last year.  Under the agreement, IMG will manage the incoming live …

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£2,400 cash found in probe into Elgin City player’s bet365 fraud plot

SBC News £2,400 cash found in probe into Elgin City player’s bet365 fraud plot

Elgin City striker Kane Hester has been found to have over £2,000 in his bedside drawer, a trial heard, following accusations made that he plotted to defraud bet365. The Scottish league footballer has been accused of intentionally getting booked during a match against Hibernian in a plan to defraud the bookmaker, which involved three of his friends, but has denied …

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Damian Green takes charge of DCMS Committee 2023 agenda

SBC News Damian Green takes charge of DCMS Committee 2023 agenda

The UK government has this morning announced that Damian Green will serve as Chair of the DCMS Committee to oversee the department’s work on current inquiries. Green has agreed to stand as Chair in the absence of Julian Knight (MP for Solihull), who recused himself from Parliament last month to resolve sexual harassment complaints made against him to the Metropolitan …

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NFL selects ITV as new UK home 

SBC News NFL selects ITV as new UK home 

ITV is to serve as the new free-to-air UK broadcast partner of the NFL – in a partnership that seeks to maximise the coverage of America’s Game to British audiences.  Beginning with the start of the NFL 2022/2023 season on Friday 9 September, ITV has secured a three-year partnership to showcase exclusive NFL matchday highlights. ITV will kick-start its NFL …

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888 bolsters post-Hills acquisition leadership with new NED appointments

SBC News 888 bolsters post-Hills acquisition leadership with new NED appointments

888holdings has confirmed the appointment of three Non-Executive Directors (NEDs), as the firm looks to consolidate its position following the completed takeover of William Hill. The international gambling group announced this morning that Andrea Gisle Joosen, Andria Vidler and Randy Freer would join the Board as Independent NEDs, each having accumulated experience across a range of sectors.  In the aftermath of …

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Newsnight places gambling reform conflicts under the spotlight

SBC News Newsnight places gambling reform conflicts under the spotlight

Last night, the long-awaited conclusion of the UK government’s review of the gambling industry was put under the spotlight by Newsnight – the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs review programme. Dedicating a 30-minute segment to “the government’s rethink of gambling laws”, Newsnight reported on the “cost of gambling addiction and opportunities for reform”.  Led by BBC correspondent Anna Collison, …

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Camelot National Lottery sales fall £283m as UK consumers look to cut costs

SBC News Camelot National Lottery sales fall £283m as UK consumers look to cut costs

As the cost of living crisis continues to affect millions across the UK consumers are continuing to tighten their belts – including buying less National Lottery products, according to Camelot. Although the outgoing operator recorded sales of over £8bn for just the second time in the National Lottery’s history, the figure of £8.090.7m for the 2021/22 financial year marked a …

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RMG begins search for new chairman to replace Roger Lewis 

SBC News RMG begins search for new chairman to replace Roger Lewis 

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has initiated an executive search to replace Chairman Roger Lewis, who will resign from duties leading its board at the end of the year.  A former BBC and ITV executive, Lewis has served on the RMG board since 2012 and was appointed chairman in 2019, leading the media rights organisation through the unprecedented challenges of the …

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Paul Merson’s BBC documentary to place gambling addiction in the public spotlight

SBC News Paul Merson’s BBC documentary to place gambling addiction in the public spotlight

The subject of problem gambling returns to UK primetime terrestrial TV screens, as BBC One will air tonight its “Paul Merson: Football, Gambling & Me” (9 pm) programme.  The documentary will recount the former footballer’s latest relapse into gambling addiction, triggered by the anxieties of COVID-19’s national lockdown, in which Merson has admitted to losing his entire earnings and life …

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