Tag Archives: BBC

Six Nations Rugby to remain free-to-air on BBC and ITV

BBC and ITV have agreed a four-year deal in principle with Six Nations Rugby for the renewal of the rights to the annual tournament. After entering ‘exclusive discussions’ with the UK broadcast incumbents, Six Nations Rugby confirmed that the new four-year term will begin in 2022 and run until the 2025 edition of the event, covering the men’s and women’s …

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FA, Sky and the BBC reach ‘landmark deal’ on WSL coverage

The FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL) will be broadcast on by the BBC and Sky Sports, under the terms of a ‘landmark’ agreement with the Football Association (FA). Under the terms of the three-year deal, Sky will provide coverage of 44 fixtures, with a minimum of 35 broadcast across its Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and …

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Baillie and Seddon renewed as UKGC commissioners

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has extended the tenures of John Baillie and Catharine Seddon as commissioners of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) for a further year.  Baillie and Seddon have served on the UKGC board since 2016, having been appointed by former DCMS Secretary John Whittingdale under the cabinet of PM David Cameron. A former …

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Premier League to air live games via broadcast partners until fans return

The Premier League has confirmed an extension to its agreement with respective broadcast partners to show the remainder of the 2020/21 season in the UK until supporters can safely return to stadiums. Primary rights holders Sky Sports and BT Sport will continue to show the majority of matches, whilst streaming platform Amazon and the BBC will carry additional games. “The Premier …

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Broadcasting of all Premier League fixtures to continue

As the third nationwide UK lockdown continues, the Premier League has made the decision to continue providing televised coverage of all matches. The announcement follows the earlier decision by Richard Masters, the league’s Chief Executive, to keep playing games behind closed doors for the remainder of the season. Spectators were able to return to stadiums in a limited capacity of …

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DCMS shuns Rick Parry’s support of radical reforms to ‘football’s pyramid’

DCMS has criticised English Football League Chairman Rick Parry for his open support of radical changes to English football’s competition and reward structures revealed in this Sunday’s publication of ‘Project Big Picture’. Publishing its ‘worldwide exclusive’, The Daily Telegraph reported that the US owners of Manchester United and Liverpool FC had drafted radical proposals pursuing ‘English football’s biggest shake-up in a …

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Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture

All behind-closed-door Premier League matches are set to be broadcast following the FA’s confirmation that the traditional Saturday 3pm TV blackout will be lifted for the start of the 2020/21 campaign. Due to this announcement, all top flight games can be negotiated to broadcasters to be aired live until crowds start to come back to stadiums. The top-tier ban will …

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GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile 

Strengthening its corporate affairs and public relations leadership, GVC Holdings has confirmed the appointment of former BBC Business Correspondent Tessa Curtis to the newly created role of Head of Media Relations. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. Joining GVC on 1 September, Curtis will be tasked with overseeing the …

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Bingo documentary gets BBC upgrade 

The BBC has added its Northern Ireland’s ‘True North – Big Night at the Bingo’ episode to its ‘Our Lives’ social documentary series available on the iPlayer platform for all UK audiences. First broadcast in January on BBC’s Northern Ireland network, Big Night at the Bingo follows the patrons and employees of West Belfast’s ‘Westway Bingo Hall’ on its busiest …

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Premier League eyes 17 June resumption

The English Premier League is due to make its return after clubs agreed on measures to resume play from 17 June. Following a three-month suspension due to the global pandemic, clubs agreed to resume the season with added safety measures to be put in place beforehand. Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters commented: “Today we have provisionally agreed to resume …

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