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Eurosport launches commentator contest - 25 Apr 2014

Eurosport is launching an international online contest to celebrate 25 years of leadership in live sports broadcasting. To win a VIP trip to the Tour de France, the Spa WTCC race or the US Open, sports fans all over Europe are being invited to demonstrate their sports commentator skills. Based on the performances of the fans as commentators of i… read more

ITV extends British Superbike coverage - 23 Apr 2014

ITV has retained the rights to broadcast free-to-air highlights coverage of the MCE British Superbike Championship, in a new five-year deal until the end of the 2018 season. read more

Sky Sports secures France’s Top 14 rights - 18 Apr 2014

Days after agreeing to share coverage of the new European rugby cup competition with BT Sport, Sky Sports has secured the rights to the French domestic competition, Top 14, in a new five-year deal. read more

Join the media for Breakfast - 17 Apr 2014

The Nolan Partners Sport Industry Breakfast Club is delighted to announce its next edition of the content-led, networking event, set to take place on 28th May at the BT Centre. read more

Arsenal launches official YouTube presence - 16 Apr 2014

Arsenal FC have followed in the footsteps of their Champions League-chasing rivals, joining the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea, with the launch of an official YouTube channel. read more

Sky Sports sinks long-term Masters deal - 11 Apr 2014

As the 2014 event tees off in Augusta yesterday, Sky Sports has confirmed it will continue broadcasting the Masters in the UK after signing a new multi-year agreement, starting from 2015. read more

Tom Daley launches YouTube channel - 09 Apr 2014

Tom Daley, the 2012 Olympic diving bronze medallist and one of the most followed athletes on social media worldwide, has officially launched his new YouTube channel. read more

Jockey Club toasts Grand National figures - 07 Apr 2014

The Jockey Club, the largest commercial group in British horseracing, which includes Aintree Racecourse, has expressed delight at what its group chief executive described as ‘another stellar result for racing and Channel 4’ after a peak audience of 8.5 million people tuned into the sport’s exclusive terrestrial TV broadcaster to watch the first … read more

RadiumOne reveals "Social World Cup" - 03 Apr 2014

Research released by programmatic advertising experts, RadiumOne, reveals that a Social World Cup Final would see England faced with the digital equivalent of needing to beat Germany on penalties to win, if the tournament was based on fan engagement.  read more

Boat Race stays on BBC until 2021 - 01 Apr 2014

The BBC has extended its broadcast deal with the Boat Race Company Ltd from 2015 until 2021, which will see the free-to-air broadcaster continue to provide coverage of both the men’s BNY Mellon Boat Race and the Newton Women’s Boat Race for the coming years.  read more

#BTSIA: British Sport in numbers - 28 Mar 2014

2013 was a busy year in the business of sport. Premier League clubs spent a record £630 million on transfer fees in the summer - a 29% increase on 2012. Real Madrid overtook Manchester United to be named the most valuable team in world football by Forbes at $3.3 billion. read more

BT secures first rugby picks, as Watson leaves - 27 Mar 2014

A compromise deal between BT Sport and Sky Sports for the coverage of the new European club rugby competitions has been reached, with BT Sport securing first choice on matches – according to the Daily Telegraph – on the same day that it was also revealed Marc Watson, a key figure behind BT’s launch into the pay-TV market, will leave the com… read more

Haymarket launches Forever Sports magazine - 17 Mar 2014

Forever Sports, a new monthly magazine based around fitness, style and sports brands for 18­-30 year old men, hit the newsstands this weekend - published under contract by Haymarket Network. read more

Book Your Place today for #BTSIA 2014 - 13 Mar 2014

The BT Sport Industry Awards 2014 will once again celebrate the best achievements from the past year in the business of sport at the most prestigious ceremony in the sport industry calendar on Thursday 8th May 2014 - book your table today. read more

Octopus Investments teams up with Generate - 11 Mar 2014

Octopus Investments, the retail fund management company, has appointed sport and entertainment agency Generate to deliver its 2014 sponsorship, PR & digital activation within T20 cricket. read more

Sky Sports secures women’s golf package - 04 Mar 2014

Sky Sports will showcase women's golf for at least another two years after confirming a new deal with the Ladies Professional Golf Association that will include exclusively live coverage of three women's Majors played in the United States, plus at least four LPGA Tour events each summer. read more

Vauxhall steps in to show Scotland friendly - 04 Mar 2014

Home nations sponsor, Vauxhall, has teamed up with the Daily Record newspaper to allow free coverage of Wednesday’s Scotland versus Poland friendly match. read more

News UK secures Premiership Rugby clips - 03 Mar 2014

Premiership Rugby has signed a deal with British publisher News UK that will see its newspapers offer post-match clips from every game to its online memberships.  read more

BT Sport extends Bundesliga coverage - 28 Feb 2014

BT Sport has extended its coverage of live German Bundesliga football in the UK and Republic of Ireland until 2017, following a competitive tender for the new rights.  read more

Chelsea announces Simpsons partnership - 27 Feb 2014

Chelsea Football Club has agreed a new partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products that will see the Barclays Premier League club collaborate with animated TV series The Simpsons. read more

iON confirms Manchester City deal - 25 Feb 2014

Manchester City have agreed a new three-year partnership camera brand iON which will see the Barclays Premier Club use iON’s technology in capturing exclusive footage of the team in training which will be shown on the club’s website.  read more

Betfair to push odds on Snapchat - 20 Feb 2014

Betfair, the international internet betting exchange firm, has confirmed it will start using Snapchat to let users know of all the latest odds beginning this weekend during the Chelsea v Everton and Crystal Palace v Manchester United Barclays Premier League fixtures. read more

Sky Sports Wins More Live England Cricket - 19 Feb 2014

Sky Sports has expanded its coverage of the England cricket team after confirming a new deal for two tours to Sri Lanka. read more

Sky Sports captures IPL cricket rights - 18 Feb 2014

Sky Sports has secured the TV rights to cricket's Indian Premier League in a three-year deal starting from 2015, with the deal also including mobile and internet rights. read more

BT Sport announces MotoGP lineup - 17 Feb 2014

BT Sport has unveiled details of its programmes and presenters for the 2014 FIM MotoGP World Championship season, in what it says will be the most extensive coverage of the sport that has ever been seen in the UK. read more

The FA confirms tech deal with RadiumOne - 12 Feb 2014

The Football Association has announced a partnership with RadiumOne to improve how it engages with its customers digitally. read more

Pearce joins talkSPORT World Cup team - 11 Feb 2014

Former England captain and Under 21s boss Stuart Pearce has signed with talkSPORT, to become part of the radio station’s on-air team for this summer’s 2014 FIFA World Cup. read more

Michael Owen nets BetVictor ambassador role - 07 Feb 2014

BetVictor has announced the signing of former England football international Michael Owen as a brand ambassador on a three-year deal with immediate effect, with the striker contributing preview columns and tweets on the brand’s website.   read more

Eurosport unveils ‘future stars’ top 10 - 07 Feb 2014

Eurosport has announced its ’10 Future Stars in Sport’ to look out for in 2014 including an English snooker player, as well as three potential breakthrough athletes at set to feature in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, which kicks off today.  read more

Sportsbeat signs up Sochi partners - 06 Feb 2014

Content creation agency Sportsbeat have partnered with the British Olympic Association, Samsung and Sainsbury's as part of their coverage of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. read more

Eurosport secures record digital figures - 04 Feb 2014

The Eurosport Group has kicked off its 25th year by attracting its highest ever numbers of fans to its online and mobile editorial offer. In the opening weeks of 2014, the pan-European sports platform achieved its best digital performance ever breaking the 7 million digital fans per day benchmark for the first time. read more

Man City launches matchday gaming app - 31 Jan 2014

Manchester City FC has launched a new mobile gaming app, ‘City Connect’, designed to encourage greater fan engagement during matches.  read more

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