Media News Articles

Hayley Turner joins Sport magazine team - 24 Jan 2014

Sport magazine has announced jockey Hayley Turner as a new columnist for 2014. The 31-year-old was the first female rider to win a British Group 1 race outright and is one of only two women ever to have ridden in the Epsom Derby.  read more

talkSPORT boycotts Twitter - 22 Jan 2014

talkSPORT’s chief executive, Scott Taunton, has written to Twitter to express the station’s dissatisfaction with its apparent lack of support of presenter Stan Collymore following a series of abusive messages posted to the presenter on Twitter this weekend.  read more

Burger King wins Absolute Radio NFL place - 21 Jan 2014

Burger King will partner with Absolute Radio for the station’s exclusive UK radio coverage of the Super Bowl after winning an agency wide competition for complimentary ad inclusion on the show, going out on Sunday 2nd February. read more

Mob Film launches specialist sports division - 17 Jan 2014

Commercial and sports production firm, The Mob Film Company, has announced the launch of a new sports arm following successful work last year with the Rugby League World Cup, William Hill and Rio Ferdinand. read more

BT Sport secures World Rally rights - 13 Jan 2014

BT Sport has acquired rights for the World Rally Championship motor-racing series in a short-term deal through until the end of 2014. read more

BT Sport launches young FA Cup host search - 08 Jan 2014

BT Sport launched a nationwide search for youth sports TV presenting talent this weekend, unveiling its BT Sport Young FA Cup Presenter of the Year competition that will present the winner with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of being part of BT Sport’s live FA Cup Final TV coverage on 17th May. read more

talkSPORT Predictor game gets Selco boost - 08 Jan 2014

talkSPORT has confirmed a new partnership with Selco Builders Warehouse, who will become the first title sponsor of the station’s Predictor game - which gives football fans the chance to win £1 million by correctly predicting the weekend’s Barclays Premier League match scores.   read more

News UK sub-licenses ITV FA Cup clips - 20 Dec 2013

News UK has agreed a deal with ITV to allow readers of its titles - including The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times - early access to the final stages of this season's FA Cup action. read more

MP & Silva obtains F1 rights packages - 19 Dec 2013

International media rights company, MP & Silva, and Formula One Management has announced a six-year agreement that begins with the Formula One World Championship in 2014, for the territories of MENA, Bulgaria, Romania and Poland. read more

Eurosport & IMG net LTA rights deal - 18 Dec 2013

IMG Media and pan-European broadcaster Eurosport have agreed a joint five-year media rights partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). read more

Saints FC make first PL move to Snapchat - 17 Dec 2013

Southampton Football Club has become the first Barclays Premier League team to join the increasingly-popular social messaging service Snapchat. read more

Adidas celebrates @brazuca following - 12 Dec 2013

adidas is celebrating reaching its first social media landmark with its latest profile, @brazuca, after the first FIFA World Cup match ball to begin a twitter account reached 100,000 followers, since its launch last week.  read more

BBC & ITV reveal England World Cup split - 11 Dec 2013

The BBC will show England's opening group match against Italy on 14th June, after ITV opted for the Three Lions’ second game against Uruguay five days later in the split of live matches for the World Cup in Brazil. read more

FIFA launches first App for World Cup - 03 Dec 2013

FIFA.com has announced the launch of its first official app to coincide with the World Cup Finals Draw for the 2014 edition on Friday, and is expected to become the most downloaded sports application ever, according to the sport’s world governing body. read more

JD Sports backs Warren's BoxNation fights - 02 Dec 2013

Sports fashion retailer JD Sports has agreed a new deal with British boxing promoter Frank Warren and his pay-TV network BoxNation to sponsor three fights throughout November and December. read more

Football Conference signs Sportradar deal - 28 Nov 2013

Sportradar has announced a new three-year partnership with The Football Conference that will see the sports related data supplier become the ‘Official Sports Data Partner of The Skrill Premier, North and South’. read more

BT Sport acquires live NBA rights - 28 Nov 2013

BT Sport has extended its growing rights portfolio with the capture of live and exclusive UK rights to the National Basketball Association, starting this weekend. read more

Eurosport signs new Roland Garros deal - 27 Nov 2013

The Eurosport Group has announced it has started a new long-term partnership with the Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT) for pan-European coverage of Roland Garros, the French Open tennis Grand Slam. read more

News UK adds Champions League clips package - 25 Nov 2013

Readers of The Sun, Times and Sunday Times will be able to watch clips of highlights from all 146 UEFA Champions League and all 205 UEFA Europa League competition matches from the 2015/16 season, after News UK signed a new three-year deal with UEFA. read more

ECB expands coverage with North America deal - 20 Nov 2013

As England’s cricketers prepare to commence battle again with their Australian counterparts this evening, the ECB has announced a new four-year broadcast rights deal with sports media company Perform to deliver live and on-demand coverage of England’s home international matches to fans in North America and the Caribbean. read more

talkSPORT secures FIFA World Cup rights - 18 Nov 2013

talkSPORT has agreed a new deal with FIFA to broadcast live coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. read more

Premier League partners with Arqiva - 14 Nov 2013

Arqiva has signed a new three-year contract with IMG Media to distribute the Barclays Premier League globally in HD. read more

BBC to broadcast Barclays ATP Finals until 2015 - 12 Nov 2013

The BBC has signed an extension to its non-exclusive television rights deal with the ATP to continue its coverage of the World Tour Finals event. read more

PlayUp signs sailing and promises more - 11 Nov 2013

Leading social sports app PlayUp will broadcast live coverage of the Extreme Sailing Series this week, and says the content 'marks the beginning of a raft of UK announcements.' read more

BT Sport wins Champions League rights - 11 Nov 2013

BT Sport's new £897 million Champions League deal could see as much as £300 million make its way back to English clubs participating in the competition, according to media reports. read more

O2 releases new 4G rugby App - 08 Nov 2013

O2, sponsor of the RFU and England Rugby, has announced a new version of its O2 Matchday app powered by 4G, prior to England’s QBE Autumn International against Argentina this weekend.  read more

Arsenal reaches landmark 3m followers - 05 Nov 2013

Arsenal Football Club has become the first sports team in the United Kingdom to reach three million followers on Twitter. read more

Sport Magazine Names New Editor - 05 Nov 2013

Sport has announced Tony Hodson as the publication’s new editor replacing Simon Caney who was made the magazine’s publisher in July. read more

RFU launches England fan initiative - 01 Nov 2013

Ahead of the impending QBE Internationals, England Rugby is calling on fans to get behind the team by Tweeting their messages of support using the hashtag #carrythemhome. read more

FA renews Input Media partnership - 29 Oct 2013

Input Media, the London-based production company, has renewed its deal with the Football Association (FA) to produce live programming around England’s matches at Wembley Stadium. read more

BT Sport uses Autoscript in revamped studio - 28 Oct 2013

BT Sport has used Autoscript, part of Vitec Videocom, to supply its Enhanced Prompting Information Centre units to the new BT Sport studio facility at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.  read more

talkSPORT break 3 million listener mark - 24 Oct 2013

talkSPORT has announced it has received 3 million listeners to the station overall for the third quarter of the year from 24th June to 15th September, along with record viewing figures for a number of shows. read more

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