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Norwegian authorities claim victory as Discovery follows Broadcasting Act gambling rules

SBC News Norwegian authorities claim victory as Discovery follows Broadcasting Act gambling rules

Medietilsynet, Norway’s Media Authority, has informed that Discovery Europe has stopped broadcasting gambling adverts to Norwegian audiences  Discovery had previously contested Medietilsynet orders to blackout gambling adverts, broadcast on its pan-European network of MAX, VOX, FEM and Eurosport channels.  The conflict had seen Medietilsynet order Norwegian TV platforms Telia, Telenor, RiksTV and Altibox to terminate their broadcasts of Discovery channels …

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BT and Warner Bros. Discovery finalise UK and Ireland sports venture

SBC News BT and Warner Bros. Discovery finalise UK and Ireland sports venture

BT and Warner Bros. Discovery have introduced a 50-50 joint premium sports venture in the UK and Ireland. The collaboration sees BT Sport transferred to Warner Bros. Discovery, meaning that the BT Sport network and Eurosport UK are operated together.  Additionally, BT will gain £93 million from Warner Bros. Discovery and up to around GBP540 million by way of an …

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Facebook focuses on developing its ‘niche sports’ capacity

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Peter Hutton, Facebook’s Director of Sports Partnerships, has detailed that the US social media and technology giant is developing a strategy to help cover ‘underserved sports’. As reported by Broadcast Now, Hutton told Sportel Monaco exhibition audiences that Facebook platforms would be better served to tap up niche audiences attracted to sports which have limited coverage across traditional mainstream media …

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Lottstift warns Norwegian media on advertising responsibilities

SBC News Lottstift warns Norwegian media on advertising responsibilities

Norway’s gambling authority Lottstift has written to national media operators, warning incumbents that it will not tolerate the publishing of betting odds or promotion of online betting brands towards the general public. Writing to national media stakeholders, Lottstift emphasises news publishing as a specific concern which it seeks to address, stating that publishers have allowed newspapers to print odds in …

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Gunn Merete Paulsen: Lotteritilsynet will continue its toughest stance against remote actors

SBC News Gunn Merete Paulsen: Lotteritilsynet will continue its toughest stance against remote actors

Speaking to national media, Gunn Merete Paulsen, Director General of Lotteritilsynet – Norway’s gambling authority – has stated that the government’s tougher stance against foreign betting operators is working. Presenting Lotteritilsynet’s annual report, Paulsen details that in 2018 Norway saw its first decrease in remote gambling interactions/engagements following years of growth. Tougher measures introduced by the government including remote gambling payment …

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Facebook restructures sports division for critical 2019

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Entering 2019, social media giant Facebook has moved to restructure its global sports division, which will be led by former NBA executive Dan Reed as Vice President of Global Sports/Media Partnerships. Facebook has previously stated its intent on growing exclusive sports partnerships and content, as the social media platform has reached peak user saturation. Furthermore, Facebook leadership has previously outlined …

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In time for Lakeside! BDO secures Eurosport as primary broadcaster

SBC News In time for Lakeside! BDO secures Eurosport as primary broadcaster

The governance of the British Darts Organisation (BDO) has confirmed the appointment of Eurosport as its primary broadcast partner. Updating stakeholders, BDO informs that it has agreed to an extensive three-year partnership with Discovery Inc’s Eurosport channel, which has previously broadcast BDO syndicated competitions. Today’s announcement sees the BDO end concerns that the governing body would not have a TV …

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Australian pay TV firm seeks gambling ad dispensation

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Australian pay TV firm Foxtel is pushing for exemptions to its governments gambling advertisement reforms, details the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). The upcoming gambling ban, set to take effect from next month, was pushed through by the government as it promises to ban sports betting ads during the viewing hours of children. Stating that it seeks to “provide a clear …

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Bwin nets Eurosport Deutschland Bundesliga sponsorship

SBC News Bwin nets Eurosport Deutschland Bundesliga sponsorship

GVC Holdings’ sports betting subsidiary Bwin has extended its existing partnership with European sports broadcaster Eurosport (Discovery Networks) becoming the lead sponsor of all its Bundesliga coverage. Agreeing on sponsorship terms, Bwin will boost its coverage across all Eurosport Deutschland channels, becoming the principal sponsor of Bundesliga Friday, Sunday and Monday night football matches on Eurosport’s HD network. Further to …

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