Tag Archives: ITV

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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InsiderSport: On The Ball – Sterling, MLS and UEFA

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This edition looks at MLS expansions and the latest in La Liga broadcasting. ITV continues successful La Liga partnership A last minute deal struck between ITV and La Liga will see the British broadcaster televise the opening game …

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Royal Ascot anticipates ‘highest global reach’ for 2019 festival

The management of Royal Ascot has disclosed that its 2019 Festival will feature its highest international broadcast coverage, with festival programming made available to over 650 million homes worldwide. Beyond extensive UK coverage offered by ITV and Sky Sports Racing, Royal Ascot programming will be broadcast in Japan, the US, China,   Australia, France and the Middle East. Regarded as the …

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Simon Bazalgette confirms he will step down from The Jockey Club

Simon Bazalgette, group chief executive of The Jockey Club, has confirmed that he will be stepping down from the role at the end of the year in a transition towards a non-executive career. Bazalgette, who has been with The Jockey Club for over a decade, has recently been named as an independent non-executive director on the EFL Board, replacing his …

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Viewing figures for Grand National rise as Tiger Roll emulates Red Rum feat

This year’s Randox Health Grand National at Aintree Racecourse has continued to grab the attention of the nation, as viewing figures for the ITV-covered race have increased by 12 per cent. The broadcast, fronted by Ed Chamberlin, is reported to have hit figures of 9.6 million at peak viewing time, which is up from the 8.5 million viewers in 2018. …

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Betway backs Grand National partnership for a further 5-years

Betway has this morning confirmed that it will extend its ‘official betting partner’ status of the ‘Randox Health Grand National Festival’ for a further five years. The online bookmaker secured its betting partnership with Aintree back in 2017, with the Grand National becoming Betway’s biggest racing commitment in the bookmaker’s extensive sponsorship portfolio. Anthony Werkman, Betway CEO, said: “The Randox Health …

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