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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


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

adidas launches House Match campaign - 09 Jun 2014

adidas has brought together some of football’s biggest stars past and present for a football match as part of the brand’s “all in or nothing” FIFA World Cup campaign.  read more

BT Sport secures Caribbean T20 rights - 03 Jun 2014

BT Sport has secured the UK and Irish broadcast rights to the Caribbean Premier League T20 cricket tournament for the next two seasons, which will see former England international Kevin Pietersen team up with the likes of Chris Gayle throughout the summer. read more

PA steps up Horseracing data distribution - 02 Jun 2014

The Press Association has been appointed the official Pre-Race Data distributor for British horseracing, in a new agreement that will run until the end of 2018. read more

BT Sport secures summer tennis rights - 30 May 2014

BT Sport has signed an agreement with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) to cover this year's summer grass court tournaments in the run up to The Championships, Wimbledon.  read more

Industry meets press at Nolan Partners #SIBC - 28 May 2014

An expert media panel who have worked on a cumulative total of 30 FIFA World Cups took to the stage at Wednesday morning’s Nolan Partners Sport Industry Breakfast Club, hosted by BT Sport. read more

#SIBC returns to BT Centre with Media Panel - 27 May 2014

The Nolan Partners Sport Industry Breakfast Club returns for its second edition of 2014 tomorrow, with leading figures from the nation's sports media come together to consider England's World Cup chances and the state of the industry from a media perspective.  read more

Mirror’s Holt completes #SIBC Menu - 22 May 2014

The Daily Mirror's Chief Sports Writer, Oliver Holt, has been confirmed as the final panellist at next week's Nolan Partners Sport Industry Breakfast Club. The event, hosted by BT Sport on Wednesday28th May, will see leading figures from the nation's sports media come together to consider England's World Cup chances and the state of the ind… read more

Aviva Premiership celebrates viewer boost - 22 May 2014

Aviva Premiership Rugby has announced its television audience figures for the 2013/14 season, revealing an almost 40% rise in television audiences compared to overall figures last year.  read more

BBC reveals record Glasgow 2014 coverage - 21 May 2014

BBC Sport has revealed details of its coverage plans for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, including more than 300 hours of network TV coverage, 200 hours of radio coverage and over 1,300 hours of live action via up to 17 digital streams, making the event the most comprehensive BBC coverage of a Commonwealth Games and Para-sports programme to… read more

BT expands rugby sponsorship into Wales - 20 May 2014

British broadcaster BT Sport has expanded its rugby sponsorship portfolio for next season with the confirmation of a new ‘multi-million pound’ deal with Regional Rugby Wales, which includes stadium naming rights and a trio of shirt sponsorships. read more

IMG Study shows social media value - 16 May 2014

A study released by IMG Consulting has revealed the increasing importance that social media plays in the daily life of football fans, highlighted this week by the England World Cup team announcement, which was instantly relayed across social media long before the official squad announcement at 2pm.  read more

Join us for Breakfast with a view of Brazil - 15 May 2014

David Davies, the former Executive Director of the FA, will moderate the much-anticipated on-stage media panel when the Nolan Partners Sport Industry Breakfast Club, hosted by BT Sport, offers its members the chance to meet the press ahead of the World Cup on 28th May. read more


The most creative, innovative and commercially successful work from the UK sport industry over the last year was rewarded at the BT Sport Industry Awards on Thursday evening, as those responsible for the greatest campaigns and brand performances of the year were presented with the coveted trophies in front of 1,750 industry peers, media and cele… read more

Brian O'Driscoll honoured at BT Sport Industry Awards - 09 May 2014

Leinster, Ireland and Lions great Brian O’Driscoll was honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award, sponsored by Singha Beer, at the BT Sport Industry Awards in London on Thursday night – becoming the first Irishman to win the coveted prize. read more

IMG’s Cf&C To Rebrand As Evoke Films - 08 May 2014

IMG’s Corporate Films and Commercials division (CF&C), part of IMG Productions, is to be rebranded as Evoke Films. read more

BT Sport extends free coverage deal - 01 May 2014

BT Sport will keep its channels free to its broadband customers for a second Premier League season, when it will again broadcast 38 live matches throughout the 2014/15 campaign.  read more

Vauxhall takes fans into the Lions' Den - 30 Apr 2014

England Team Sponsor, Vauxhall, is set to give fans behind the scenes access at St. George’s Park ahead of the team’s last fixture on home soil before the squad head out to Brazil. The car manufacturer has also signed as a category exclusive sponsor for talkSPORT’s coverage of the FIFA World Cup.  read more

ECB & News UK agree clip rights deal - 28 Apr 2014

ECB has announced a new commercial partnership with News UK which will enable the company to show near live video clips of England’s international matches across all digital platforms. read more

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

Eurosport reveals sports fans research - 25 Apr 2014

Sports fans are significantly more likely to purchase consumer products and services than the general population in Europe’s three biggest markets according to new research commissioned by sports entertainment group Eurosport. 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

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