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New social network BreatheSport launches - 27 Aug 2014

Plans for a new mobile celebrity-led social network entitled BreatheSport have been announced. According to the company, the mobile platform will carry live celebrity response to sports breaking news and live sports events, in a troll-free area known as the locker room. read more

talkSPORT extends global Premier League deal - 14 Aug 2014

talkSPORT has extended its international partnership with the Premier League for an additional three years through until 2019, after the sports radio station was officially re-appointed as the League’s global audio partner. read more

Spurs unveils fresh YouTube offering - 14 Aug 2014

With the 2014/15 Premier League season about to begin, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has unveiled its new official YouTube channel, with the new-look site to be managed by UK independent TV sports production and media company, Sunset+Vine. read more

ITV & Eurosport take Tour of Britain rights - 11 Aug 2014

ITV and Eurosport have secured deals for next month's Tour of Britain cycling race, with both broadcasters to show three hours of live coverage from each of the eight stages plus a one-hour daily highlights show. read more

Virgin Media unveils pool of sports - 11 Aug 2014

Virgin Media has created a giant ball-pool in central London, filled with over 20,000 balls from a variety of sports, to highlight its position as the only place where fans can watch every live sports channel in the UK.  read more

Contented launches turnstyle with recruits - 07 Aug 2014

CONTENTed are set to unveil Turnstyle, a new digital format that will go live in August across mobile and web – and have also confirmed two new management appointments ahead of the launch. read more

talkSPORT breaks audience record - 31 Jul 2014

talkSPORT’s coverage of this summer’s Fifa World Cup in Brazil has helped the station post the highest ever listening figures in its history, with 3.4 million sports fans tuning in each week, according to industry figures released by RAJAR on Thursday. read more

Scholes joins BT Sport & ITV pundit team - 30 Jul 2014

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes is set to take his knowledge of the game to the television studio after signing up as a leading pundit on both BT Sport and ITV, ahead of the new season. read more

Eurosport breaks 50m tdf viewer mark - 30 Jul 2014

More than 50 million people watched Eurosport's coverage of this year's Tour de France, won by Vincenzo Nibali in the biggest time margin since 1997, according to the latest viewing figures. read more

Sky Sports rebrands News platform - 24 Jul 2014

Sky Sports will be rebranding its Sky Sport News channel from 12th August, with Sky Sports HQ created to offer more breaking news across a TV, digital and mobile services to it consumers read more

Telegraph Sport extends Project Babb - 24 Jul 2014

The Telegraph has announced that it will be extending its alternative football website, Project Babb – launched ahead of the Fifa World Cup - after Telegraph Sport achieved a record-breaking growth in digital traffic during the competition. read more

Mitre Sports unveils online football hub - 23 Jul 2014

Mitre Sports International has announced the launch of Mitre Star, a new online hub developed for 5-a-side and 7-a-side football players and teams, offering expert advice on football tactics, technique, nutrition and fitness. read more

Sky Sports dedicates channel for Ryder Cup - 22 Jul 2014

Sky Sports has announced it will dedicate an entire channel to The 2014 Ryder Cup this Autumn, with Sky Sports 4 set to rebrand as ‘Sky Sports Ryder Cup’. read more

Brian O’Driscoll signs with BT Sport - 17 Jul 2014

Brian O'Driscoll has revealed one of the next steps in his career, after confirming that he will join the BT Sport rugby team as a rugby expert and brand ambassador. read more

Arsenal FC extends MP & Silva deal - 15 Jul 2014

MP & Silva, the international sports media company, and Arsenal Broadband Limited, the digital arm of Barclays Premier League club Arsenal FC, have agreed an extension to their existing six year deal, which will now run through until 2018/19.  read more

World Cup breaks tweet record one more time - 14 Jul 2014

The Fifa World Cup had one more opportunity to break a twitter record on Sunday night, with the final between Germany and Argentina setting a new tweets-per-minute record, but failed to top Brazil’s thrashing in the semi-final stage for total amount of messages sent through the online platform. read more

Glasgow 2014 to reach every competing nation - 11 Jul 2014

Glasgow 2014 will be broadcast in all 71 competing nations and territories after confirming new television deals in the United States and the Caribbean. read more

Poulter captains Ballantine’s online club - 11 Jul 2014

Ballantine’s has announced the launch of the Ballantine’s Golf Club, a new online Golf Club inspired by the sport and its lifestyle, with Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter confirmed as the club’s first ever captain. read more

Brazil defeat sets Twitter alight - 11 Jul 2014

Brazil's crushing 7-1 Fifa World Cup semi-final defeat to Germany broke records on-and-off the pitch on Tuesday evening, with previous twitter records of activity for a sporting event crushed by a deluge of online chatter. read more

Channel 4 reveals 2014 para-sports coverage - 10 Jul 2014

Channel 4 has confirmed it will continue its coverage of para-sports throughout 2014 by broadcasting a series of key events this year, including the European athletics and swimming para-championships this summer as well as highlights of National Paralympic Day. read more

Mercieca takes Brooks Sports social media brief - 01 Jul 2014

Brooks Sports has appointed Mercieca to manage its social media with immediate effect, in a bid to help build greater brand awareness amongst a younger target consumer in the UK. read more

ITV Join In World Cup Community - 26 Jun 2014

For the duration of the Brazil 2014 World Cup, ITV have teamed up with Olympic and Paralympic legacy charity, Join In, to engage with volunteers and community sports clubs for ‘ITV Fever Pitch’, an immersive football fan park in Manchester. read more

LEGEND LEMOND HEADS EUROSPORT TOUR COVERAGE - 25 Jun 2014

Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond will make his TV debut at the Tour de France as Eurosport’s cycling consultant, 25 years after his legendary 1989 victory.  read more

Wimbledon expands digital presence - 24 Jun 2014

As the Championships begins once again at Wimbledon, fresh off its victory as Brand of the Year, sponsored by Pinsent Masons, at the BT Sport Industry Awards, organisers of the tennis tournament have claimed this year’s edition will be the most social ever. read more

Caribbean Premier League hits 200m crowd - 19 Jun 2014

Coverage of the Limacol Caribbean Premier League will be available to over 200 million people across the world, organisers have revealed, ahead of the T20 competition in Grenada on 11th July. read more

Havas S&E decodes logics of engagement - 19 Jun 2014

Just a few days into the FIFA World Cup, new research from Havas Sports & Entertainment is looking into the ways fans around the world engage in their passion for sport, with a specific focus on football fans, defining a framework to understand and interpret fan attitudes and behaviours.  read more

@Brazuca following hits one million mark - 16 Jun 2014

The first FIFA World Cup match ball to have a Twitter profile has reached a landmark of one million followers in the opening days of the tournament, growing by 850,000 since the kick-off of the competition. read more

Sky Sports Extends U.S. Open Golf Rights - 13 Jun 2014

Sky Sports will show the U.S. Open Championship for a further five years as part of a new agreement for live golf that also includes women’s, senior and amateur events from the USA. read more

Eurosport nets best ever French Open - 13 Jun 2014

Record breaking audience figures made the 2014 French Open the best ever on Eurosport. The tournament attracted an average live audience of 1.36 million European viewers on Eurosport, a rise of 17% on the 2012 tournament, which held the previous record. read more

talkSPORT & The Times Partner for World Cup - 12 Jun 2014

Two of the UK’s biggest media brands, talkSPORT and The Times, have joined forces for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. read more

GLOBAL SPORTS TEAMS GO DIGITAL IN NEW YORK - 12 Jun 2014

The Los Angeles Kings may have come to town to contest the Stanley Cup, but they and their opponents the New York Rangers were part of a wider movement on Wednesday, when more than 50 teams from across Europe, Africa and America came together at Yankee Stadium for the fourth edition of Beyond Sport United, a unique annual event backed by Foundin… read more

BBC & ITV secure World Cup futures - 10 Jun 2014

The 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups will remain on the BBC and ITV after FIFA confirmed that it had sold its UK broadcast rights for the next two editions of the tournaments to the terrestrial broadcasters. read more

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