Tag Archives: Sky Sports

Matthew Imi – Sky Sports Racing will deliver new prospects for horseracing

Hosting a special press briefing at its headquarters in Osterley, Sky UK has presented its ‘Sky Sports Racing’ broadcast team seeking to ‘deliver the strongest vehicle promoting the sport of horseracing’. Last May, Sky UK  announced that it would rebrand and revamp its At The Races horseracing media subsidiary, moving to launch Sky Sports Racing as its eleventh dedicated sports …

Read More »

SBC’s On The Ball – Chelsea, The EFL and Real Betis

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition looks at Chelsea’s expansion efforts as well as a dispute over EFL broadcasting rights. Sky Sports nets EFL broadcasting extension This week, Sky Sports announced an extension to its partnership with the EFL, however the record …

Read More »

Sky Sports nets exclusive broadcast rights for Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Sky Sports has confirmed that it will become the exclusive broadcaster of Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership content from 2020, agreeing on a five-year deal with the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL). UK news sources report that Sky Sports blew competitor BT Sports out of the water with a £100 million package, bolstering its dedicated ‘Sky Football’ programming for 2020. Confirming the …

Read More »

‘Three Simple Tools’ sees Sky Bet continue safer gambling commitment

Sky Bet continues to promote safer gambling to UK sports audiences, announcing the launch of its new ‘Three Simple Tools’ nation-wide advertising campaign. The campaign which features ‘Sky Soccer Saturday’ pundits Charlie Nicholas, Matt Le Tissier and Phil Thompson will act as the follow up to Sky Bet’s ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’ campaign first launched in 2017. Raising audience …

Read More »

Hall of Fame ‘perfect finish’ to successful Betting on Sports

Hall of Fame

The third Sports Betting Hall of Fame evening at the spectacular Natural History Museum has been hailed as the perfect conclusion to last week’s hugely successful Betting on Sports 2018. Set against the stunning backdrop of London’s Natural History Museum and hosted by former Sky Sports favourite Kirsty Gallacher, the awards saw five industry legends recognised for their tremendous contributions to the world of …

Read More »

European TV & Sports rocked by Comcast £30 billion takeover of Sky

The landscape of European media and sports is set to be disrupted, as this weekend US telecoms and entertainment giant Comcast won the blind-bid to take majority control of Sky Plc. Tabling a £29.7 billion offer at £17.29 per share, Comcast won the blind auction for Sky hosted by the UK Takeover Panel, completing European Media’s biggest ever acquisition. Led …

Read More »

Football aficionado Balague takes up role with Football Index

High-profile football pundit, author and journalist Guillem Balague has joined Football Index as a brand ambassador for the football trading platform. Balague will host trader events and produce regular, exclusive blogs and videos for the platform, which gives users the ability to buy, sell and build a portfolio of players. It is hoped that Football Index’s collaboration with Balague will …

Read More »

Sky scheduling switch can catapult NFL further into UK limelight

The departure of Serie A and La Liga from mainstream television this season left a Sunday night void for UK sports broadcasters, however Sky Sports may have an American Football shaped solution to this problem. Last season, BT Sports concluded the weekend with a Sunday evening tie from Italy, whilst Sky Sports would compete with a game from Spain, often …

Read More »

Oryx Gaming set to acquired by Breaking Data Corp in €7.5m deal

Copyright: kovaleff / 123RF Stock Photo

GIVEMESPORT owners Breaking Data Corp has revealed plans to make a strategic manoeuvre into the betting and gaming world, via the strategic acquisition of Oryx Gaming for €7.5m. Renaming the firm Bragg Gaming Group upon completion, ex-NetPlay TV Chief Financial Officer Akshay Kumar is set to be brought in to occupy a similar role, as Breaking Data plans to leverage …

Read More »

How football’s transformation could impact betting

This season, the entry of Amazon and Eleven Sports has drastically altered the UK’s football broadcasting landscape, something that could have a significant impact on the betting interests of the UK audience. Whilst Amazon’s stake is in the Premier League, it’s spread over just two game rounds and is therefore unlikely to have a major impact on betting patterns. On …

Read More »