Tag Archives: BBC

Off Air…BBC moves UK National Lottery to iPlayer platform

The BBC has confirmed that it will no longer air the live draw of the UK National Lottery, dropping the Saturday night broadcast which has been a fixture on UK TV schedules since 1994. As part of its new contract with National Lottery operator Camelot, the BBC will broadcast the draw in a special slot within its iPlayer streaming service …

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Bookmakers open market on Channel 4 Mary Berry replacement

Following the announcement that Mary Berry will not return to judge The Great British Bake Off (GBBO), as the TV show moves to Channel 4 for its next series, UK bookmakers have raced to open markets on who will replace the much-loved judge for GBBO 2017. GBBO’s split from the BBC has been the talk of television, as last week …

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Ladbrokes sponsors 2016 Rugby League Four Nations

Ladbrokes has become the title sponsor of the 2016 Rugby League Four Nations. Already a sponsor of the Challenge Cup and Super League, the deal will see Ladbrokes strengthen its presence in the UK and Australian markets, and extend its partnership with the sport into the international arena. Ladbrokes will get premium brand exposure from the seven matches featuring England, …

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Ladbrokes says no to ‘Bake Off’ market

Ladbrokes will not open a market on popular BBC TV baking competition ‘The Great British Bake Off’ (program often referred to as Bake Off or GBBO). Last year the FTSE-listed betting operator was stung for £10,000 following a flurry of early market bets placed on Nadiya Hussain the eventual winner of Bake Off 2015. Ladbrokes management would host an investigation …

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Lee Richardson – Gaming Economics: Big events, tiny audiences….how sports fans, bettors and bookmakers all lose out!

Lee Richardson MD of Gaming Economics, tells sports betting industry stakeholders why they should be concerned by the declining TV audience figures of major sporting events. With a proliferated TV schedule and changing viewer habits, will sporting events ever gain the broadcasts figures and viewer engagements of years gone by?  Despite one of the most fascinating final-day championship golf duels in …

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Ladbrokes – Steve Coogan & Guy Martin favourites for Top Gear hot seat

Comedian Steve Coogan and former Isle of Man TT rider Guy Martin are 5/1 joint-favourites to replace Chris Evans as lead presenter of BBC’s Top Gear motoring show. This weekend Evans announced that he would not return for a second series of Top Gear, stating that he had tried ‘his best, but it just did not work out’. Publishing an …

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Richard Moross steps down as Ladbrokes non-executive Director

Richard Moross has advised the Ladbrokes’ Board that he will be stepping down as a non-executive director at this year’s AGM on May 5th 2016, and will cease to be a director from that date forwards. Mr Moross joined the board in May 2012, but will not seek re-election at the Annual Meeting to be held next week. He has decided …

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Spreadex picks up Best Spread Betting Provider award

Spreadex has been named as Best Spread Betting Provider at the 2016 City of London Wealth Management Awards. This was determined by an online public vote over a two-week period in March 2016, after which time the poll was reviewed by an independent panel of judges. Spreadex Ltd is a financial and sports spread betting and sports fixed odds betting …

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eSports 2015 SBC report – Part 2

Following Part 1’s assessment of the key occurrences in the eSports industry from a business perspective in the opening six months of 2015, here’s more of the same for the latter part of the year. August Ashton Kutcher became the latest high profile investor in eSports as he joined billionaire Mark Cuban in investing in Unikrn. Kutcher has a successful …

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2015 Sports Personality of the Year – Tough Call!

The 2015 Sports Personality of the Year contestants have been announced. The winner will be announced on December 20th but before that comes the annual gripe over those that have been left out, and discussion about which of the twelve selected will take home the award. Here’s SBC’s look, including their odds to win and our pick. The four favourites …

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