Tag Archives: ITV

ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal

British racing will remain on ITV until 2023 after the broadcaster signed a new agreement with Racecourse Media Group, Ascot Racecourse and Arena Racing Company. The new deal will bring 94 days of racing to its viewers across ITV’s main channel, ITV4 and the ITV Hub. Additionally, ITV Racing’s magazine preview programme, the Opening Show, will continue each Saturday and …

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ITV Racing begins contract renegotiations with UK Racing 

ITV's Ed Chamberlin and Ollie Jackson during filming in a branded Cheltenham Festival taxi during Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham Racecourse.

ITV Racing has begun renegotiations of its broadcast contract with UK racing, in which it is claiming £1.5 million in compensation for the postponement of this year’s Aintree Grand National.  Seeking to renew its contract, ITV Racing is reportedly trying to reduce its current broadcast fee of £7.5 million per season in view of this year’s disruptions.  Racecourse Media Group …

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Oliver Dowden calls on ‘best and brightest’ to help restart UK sports

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has outlined plans to resume live sport behind closed doors across the UK with the formation of a new taskforce. During last night’s Downing Street briefing, the Culture Secretary revealed that representatives from the arts, cultural and sporting world would be coming together to help get the UK’s recreation and leisure sectors up and running again …

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Paddy Power – Too Hot To Handle vs Love Island will be lockdown’s biggest market

Paddy Power has backed ‘Too Hot To Handle’ , a dating show recently launched by Netflix, to outperform ITV’s ‘Love Island’ – the current kingpin of reality TV. Launched this weekend, Too Hot To Handle sees US streaming giant Netflix develop its first exclusive reality dating series, seeking to woo audiences starved of entertainment content during the lockdown period. Noting a positive reaction to the …

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ITV Racing nets late Thurles Ireland broadcast

Updating stakeholders, ITV Racing has confirmed that it has secured a last minute deal which will see it broadcast this Saturday’s Irish horse-racing event in Thurles. The announcement follows on from news that Horseracing Ireland (HRI) would continue its race fixtures behind closed doors for the foreseeable future amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The company will broadcast five races on ITV4 with the show being presented by Ed Chamberlin alongside …

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Ben Keith, Star Sports: racing must be diverse, fun, and welcoming

Over recent years, the UK racing sector has faced a number of difficulties including cuts to funding, concerns over age-verification measures and engagement with a wider audience. Speaking to Ben Keith, Owner of Star Sports, at Betting on Sports he explained that the on-course sector is doing everything it can to prevent under-aged gambling. He said: “I don’t really think …

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MansionBet expands horse racing sponsorship with HRI

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Online sports betting operator MansionBet has announced the expansion of its current horse racing sponsorships into Ireland for 2020 with Horse Racing Ireland (HRI). As a result of the deal, the Gibraltar-based operator is now set to sponsor over 60 events throughout the UK & Ireland, including Doncaster, Newmarket, Newbury, Cork, Naas and Fairyhouse. Dana Bocker, Head of Integrated Marketing at Mansion, …

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Sky and BT prepare for Champions League media rights battle

Sky Sports is expected to rival BT Sports for the television rights to the UEFA Champions League (UCL) and Europa League, with bids set to be submitted today for the 2021 to 2024 broadcasting rights.  Sky has previously stated that due to the importance of Premier League rights, the Champions League isn’t a crucial extension of its portfolio. However, following …

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InsiderSport: On The Ball – ITV plans its Champions League return

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This week’s OTB reports on ITV pending battle to regain Champions League coverage,  Raheem Sterling’s latest commercial success and Tim Howard’s history-making role with Everton FC. ___________________  ITV eyes UCL battle rights with BT Sport UK free to …

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Ascot in talks over three-year extension to ITV partnership

The current agreement between ITV and Ascot Racecourse has been brought into the spotlight after it has been reported that the broadcaster has asked Ascot to come to a decision over whether it will agree to a three-year partnership extension.  Reported by the Racing Post, the partnership between the two has been highlighted by bookmakers, punters and sponsors, who have …

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