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Stake.com leverages Watford partnership for CSR initiative

Stake.com, the principal sponsor of Watford FC, has leveraged its agreement with the club for a new social responsibility initiative in support of Rainbow Laces. As a result of the commitment, the crypto-based sports betting and casino games operator’s LED branding at the Vicarage Road stadium will be changed to support Rainbow Laces, a campaign by the Stonewall organisation, during …

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DCMS allows Premier League to settle UK broadcast rights unchallenged

DCMS will allow the Premier League to renew its current broadcast agreements, without the mandatory requirement of undertaking a tender process for rights. The decision has been granted by DCMS to guarantee that funding remains consistent across all levels of the football pyramid, as the Premier League serves as the main benefactor of youth development, grassroots football academy and community …

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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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Betting industry’s sports contribution highlighted in BGC report

A recent report commissioned by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has focused on the financial contribution made by the industry to the UK’s sports sector and the wider economy. The study, conducted by Ernst & Young, highlighted the £40 million received by the English Football League (EFL) and its clubs from the industry, in addition to over £10 million …

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Premier League clubs to discuss their betting sponsorship futures

Premier League football clubs will examine and discuss the future of betting sponsorships at a meeting scheduled for this Thursday. Sky News has this morning reported that EPL leaders will receive an ‘update on findings around shirt sponsorships and gambling addiction’. Football’s relationship with betting operators has become a prominent concern of the government’s ongoing review of the 2005 Gambling …

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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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Premier League clubs set to meet today to discuss PPV arrangements

Premier League clubs are scheduled to meet today to make a decision on whether to stand by their pay-per-view (PPV) product for games played between 6 and 8 November. 15 top flight fixtures were not selected for regular television broadcast after the international break and were made available for PPV via Sky Sports and BT Sport’s box office, with individual …

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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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On The Ball – The Premier League reveals Hall of Fame while clubs garner new partners

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 the Premier League’s historic Hall of Fame announcement plus sponsorship dealings with Watford, Croatia and Russia. The Premier League unveils Hall of Fame  The Premier League has officially launched its own Hall of …

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