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DAZN replaces Sky in ‘groundbreaking’ Matchroom tie-up

Digital sports streaming service DAZN has replaced Sky as Matchroom‘s broadcasting partner in a ‘game-changing’, five-year tie-up. The deal, which was mooted earlier in the year, will see at least 16 UK fights annually available exclusively to subscribers in the UK and Ireland for the first time, from July 2021 onwards, as part of a ‘groundbreaking’ move by the international …

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William Hill and Flutter top GambleAware Q1-Q3 donors

GambleAware has released its donor list for the first three quarters of 2020, with William Hill topping the list, followed by Flutter Entertainment and bet365. Publishing its industry donation figures for 1 April – 30 December 2020, GambleAware revealed that William Hill made a pledge of £1.04 million, with £540,000 donated. Following William Hill was Flutter Entertainment – the holding …

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Dana Strong takes the lead as new Sky CEO

Comcast has named Dana Strong as the new CEO of Sky following the announcement that incumbent Jeremy Darroch is vacating the position. Strong’s most recent position was President of Consumer Services at Comcast, the American media giant which acquired Sky for £30.5 billion in 2018. In her new role she will report directly to the company’s CEO Brian L Roberts. …

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COVID-19: How the virus is impacting sports events across the globe

As the world comes to terms with the continually evolving threat of COVID-19, SBC focuses on how the outbreak is having a significant impact on sporting events across the globe.  Football  Following the UK Government’s decision not to ban major gatherings, in spite of much criticism, the English Premier League seemed intent on continuing to play out the fixture list …

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The Jockey Club names Delia Bushell as group chief executive

The Jockey Club has confirmed that former-BT Sport and Sky executive Delia Bushell will join the organisation as its new group chief executive, replacing outgoing chief executive Simon Bazalgette.  Bushell will join the Jockey Club in September, with a handover period of one month, before taking over from Bazalgette when he stands down in October.  It is understood that Bushell …

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Sky Sports weighs up opening instant Premier League highlights

UK media reports that Sky Sports is considering publishing instant Premier League match highlights on YouTube. Sky Sports maintains the Premier League’s ‘clips package’ as part of its £3.6 billion 2018 broadcast rights renegotiation, bolstering audience engagement for its revamped ‘Sky Sports Football’ network. The digital broadcaster is reported to be reviewing whether to open its arrangement with the Premier …

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Jade Daniels: Degree 53 – UX the bridge between the industry & design standards

Jade Daniels Design Director at industry innovation, design and development studio Degree 53, details that as betting operators face higher regulatory and responsibility demands, incumbents have to be smarter than ever on UX guiding principals and strategies… ____________ The gambling industry is undergoing significant changes to improve the standards for responsible gambling. Besides advice and various initiatives, there are lots …

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Winning Post – Labour tees up latest debate on gambling regulation

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. US: regulated sportsbetting – e pluribus confusionem? The US Federal government formally considered sportsbetting for the first time since the overturn of PASPA, in the form of a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing …

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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 …

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Italy beckons for Inspired’s range of omni-channel games

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Inspired Entertainment has announced the debut of its omni-channel games in Italy, with its Virgo Remote Gaming Service and casino content now live with SNAI. SNAI becomes the first Italian operator to go live with the Inspired range of interactive content, with further launches across Sisal, Eurobet and Betsson’s StarCasino set to follow. Included as part of the deal are …

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