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BGC praises ‘whistle to whistle’ impact as football season resumes

As the English football season gets underway tonight, TV betting adverts will not be shown during live sport before the 9pm watershed. The resumption of the Premier League and English Football League will see hundreds of matches shown live on Sky TV and BT Sport. But due to the ‘whistle to whistle ban’, introduced by the Betting and Gaming Council …

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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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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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ESI Digital Summit: Esports targets place at broadcasting’s top table

As esports continues to engage new audiences, traditional broadcasters such as FOX and BT Sport have begun to optimise competitive gaming events such as Virtual F1 and eNASCAR in order to diversify their content.   Allan Hvid, Head of Esports and Football for TV 2 in Denmark, spoke at ESI’s Digital Summit, highlighting new dynamics between esports and traditional broadcasters in securing …

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Premier League backs ‘Project Restart’ but COVID-19 questions remain

Seeking to break COVID-19’s scheduling impasse and logistical complexities, the Premier League is reported to have established ‘Project Restart’ to maintaining its desired objective to conclude the 2019/2020 football season. The Sunday Times this weekend reported that Premier League governance targets a ‘league restart’ on Monday 8 June, with matchdays to be played behind closed doors at ‘select stadiums’, completing …

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Jakub Myszkorowski, STATSCORE: How sports organisations can increase profits through official data

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Let’s start with an obvious truth. Diversifying incomes has to follow both changes to technology and the evolution of customer demands. This is the only way that organisations, in any walk of life, can remain profitable by answering to the market’s needs.  Now, unsurprisingly, sports leagues and organisations fall under the same rules. This has, naturally, forced a change in …

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The Jockey Club names Delia Bushell as group chief executive

The Jockey Club has confirmed that former-BT Sport and Sky executive Delia Bushell will join the organisation as its new group chief executive, replacing outgoing chief executive Simon Bazalgette.  Bushell will join the Jockey Club in September, with a handover period of one month, before taking over from Bazalgette when he stands down in October.  It is understood that Bushell …

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DAZN launches sports distribution platform – DAZN Connect

OTT sports streaming service DAZN has launched its new live sports distribution service – ‘DAZN Connect’ helping rights holders, broadcasters and media partners distribute content. DAZN details that it has developed a +30,000 live event platform, allowing multiple media owners to consolidate their sports acquisition and distribution requirements under one platform. In its update, DAZN details that it has built …

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SBC’s On The Ball – La Liga plots controversial US growth

With football fans all over the world already enthralled by the club season, this week’s edition of On The Ball looks at some major stories from the business of football. Taking a deeper look at La Liga’s US expansion, as well as some big news from broadcasting. Spanish La Liga seeks stateside expansion In a proposal that could come to …

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Eleven Sports expands football broadcasting footprint with IMG

Continuing the expansion of its UK football broadcasting footprint, ELEVEN Sports has won the rights to Italy’s top flight from BT Sport. ELEVEN Sports is owned by Andrea Radrizzani, who is also the chairman of English Championship club, Leeds United. The Serie A deal follows on from ELEVEN Sports winning the rights from Sky Sports to show La Liga for …

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