Tag Archives: BBC

Miliband becomes bookmakers favourite to win UK General Election

Labour leader Ed Miliband has reversed UK bookmaker’s odds, and is now the favourite candidate to become Prime Minister after next month’s General Election. Bookmakers Ladbrokes, Paddy Power and Betfair have placed Miliband as favourite to win on 7 May, making the labour leader the General Election market favourite for the first time since October 2014. Paddy Power has now …

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Perkins UK bookies favourite to host Top Gear

Sue Perkins the host of the BBC’s Great British Bake Off has been made favourite by UK bookmakers to replace axed Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson. Perkins a lead face for the BBC has been priced at evens to replace the controversial Clarkson , she is followed by X Factor host Dermot O’Leary (2/1) and former super model and car enthusiast Jodie …

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Roy Clements – STATS is bringing fantasy to life

Roy Clements, Managing Director, UK for STATS, explains how the firm is continuing development on its award-winning fantasy sports product. SBC: Hi there, can you give further details of STATS’ fantasy sports product and where you feel it fits in with the sports data and insights solutions you provide? RC: Our Fantasy unit has been in operation for more than …

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£80 million wagered on EastEnders Lucy Beale TV market

UK bookmakers have claimed that an astonishing £80 million has been wagered on the BBC EastEnders Lucy Beale ‘whodunnit’ TV special, as UK TV audiences tuned in to find out who was behind the TV characters murder. The wagering figures placed on the EastEnders live week TV plot line, celebrating the shows 30th anniversary has left UK bookmakers astounded, as …

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EastEnders whodunnit! Bookies fear Billy Mitchell plot leak

A rush of bets placed on EastEnders character Billy Mitchell (played by actor Perry Fenwick), has led to bookmakers questioning whether the soap opera’s live episode plotline has been leaked. On Wednesday bookmakers Ladbrokes, Boylesports and Paddy Power reported that they had been inundated with big money requests on Billy Mitchell to be revealed as the killer of Lucy Beale. …

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Sam Cooke – £113,000 a minute: The TV rights deal and what it means for football

Back in October we featured a story making predictions concerning the then forthcoming TV rights battle for the Premier League, as well as its history and its comparison with other leagues worldwide. Big numbers were being thrown around, and expert estimations were around the £4bn mark. Last week, it was revealed that the finalised figure for the new deal is …

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Coral UK retail operations to feature in BBC documentary

UK TV production company Boundless Productions, have been given the go ahead by the BBC to commission a television documentary on retail betting shops. Boundless Productions have selected to film the goings-on of a Coral high street betting shop, in a special three part BBC documentary named ‘The Bookies’. Emma Willis Head of Documentary Programing at the BBC gave further …

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