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ITV: Euro 2020 gambling advertising ‘will be significantly reduced’

ITV has responded to the calls from Scottish National Party (SNP) MP Ronnie Cowan to suspend gambling advertising during the upcoming 2020 UEFA European Championships. During the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the free-to-air terrestrial broadcaster ran 172 betting-related ads throughout its coverage, whilst over £2.3 billion was wagered in the UK on the tournament. In its statement, ITV detailed: “The …

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Government ‘currently minded’ to approve Premier League rights renewal

The UK government is reviewing the Premier League’s principal agreements with Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and BBC Sport for the £4.5 billion renewal of its existing media rights deal. The three-year extension, which runs from the 2022/23 campaign to the end of the 2024/25 season, requires the government’s approval to be rectified with the Competition Act 1998 …

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Big Step campaign calls for Euro 2020 gambling ad suspension

A group of 60 gambling law reform advocates have joined the Big Step campaign in calling for a suspension of gambling advertising during this summer’s UEFA European Football Championship. An initiative of the Gambling with Lives charity, the Big Step has detailed its suggestions in a letter to several broadcasters and media outlets covering television, radio and online verticals, including …

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Genius bolsters sports portfolio with $200m Second Spectrum acquisition

Data and technology provider Genius Sports has entered into a ‘definitive agreement’ to acquire Second Spectrum, an official analytics partner of several high-profile professional sports leagues and teams, for a purchase price of $200 million. As a data tracking and analytics partner of the English Premier League, National Basketball Association (NBA) and Major League Soccer (MLS), Second Spectrum will significantly …

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BT weighing up sale of sports broadcasting unit

BT has confirmed it is holding discussions ‘with a number of strategic partners’ over the sale of its sports broadcasting unit, BT Sport. The broadcaster has enlisted investment bank Lazard to explore the partial sale, according to The Telegraph, with Amazon, Disney and DAZN all having held discussions with BT, although an anonymous British broadcaster is said to be leading …

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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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PPV to stay says Premier League

The Premier League has announced it will be continuing with its current pay-per-view (PPV) arrangement, after meeting to discuss the controversial model yesterday. Four more matches at the same price of £14.95 have been agreed with broadcast partners Sky Sports and BT Sport for the weekend of 6 November, ahead of the international break. The London derby between West Ham and …

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LV BET continues sponsorship journey with Vanarama National League

LV BET has confirmed that it has renewed and expanded its partnership arrangement with the Vanarama National League until the end of the 2020-2021 season.  The bookmaker will continue to serve as the ‘official betting partner’ of Vanarama National League’s North and South divisions, gearing-up for a critical season of non-league football. Since 2019, LV BET has served as a …

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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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