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Channel 4 extends Paralympic partnership - 11 Feb 2013

Channel 4, official broadcaster of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, has won the British broadcast rights to the 2014 winter Paralympics in Sochi and the next summer Paralympic Games, Rio 2016. read more

Norwich reveals Bloomberg Sports deal - 11 Feb 2013

Bloomberg Sports has agreed a deal with Norwich City, brokered by the club’s marketing partner Front Row Marketing Services, which will see the Premiership side become the first football club in the League to use Bloomberg Sport’s BSports Match Analysis System.  read more

ARSENAL reveals WEBSITE RE-DESIGN - 06 Feb 2013

Arsenal Football Club has re-launched its award-winning website,, with a range of developments designed to make it easier for fans around the world to learn all the latest about the club. read more

RBS 6 Nations reveals YouTube partnership - 04 Feb 2013

The RBS Six Nations has announced a partnership with YouTube that will see match highlights and exclusive content made available for YouTube viewers worldwide for the next three seasons, with the first pieces of content online within minutes of the action taking place during the opening weekend.  read more

Live football increases talkSPORT figures - 31 Jan 2013

talkSPORT achieved over 3 million listeners according to industry figures released by RAJAR on Thursday, with the station’s live football commentary on Saturday afternoons providing a 32% increase in listeners from the previous quarter. read more

Future & PA launch new football magazine - 28 Jan 2013

Future, the international media group and digital publisher, is partnering for the first time with the Press Association (PA) to launch Football Week - a weekly international iPad magazine for global followers of the English Premier League. read more

News International obtains football rights - 24 Jan 2013

The Premier League has awarded domestic near-live clip rights to News International for all 380 league fixtures from next season, until the 2015/16 season. read more

Football demographic study reveals record imports - 22 Jan 2013

The CIES Football Observatory has published its annual Demographic Study, with data contained in the 2013 edition revealing expatriate presence in the European games  has reached a new record high. read more

Jon Culshaw in Prostate Cancer Appeal - 21 Jan 2013

Impersonator Jon Culshaw has added some famous faces from the world of sport to his repertoire for the first time for a series of adverts aimed at raising awareness of prostate cancer. In three ads - with a serious message - Culshaw appears as football manager Harry Redknapp, racing pundit John McCririck  and Italian sports journalist Tizia… read more

BT appoints Pitch for sport channels launch - 18 Jan 2013

BT, who will venture into the world of sport broadcasting this summer with its own sports channel, has appointed Pitch PR to handle the launch as part of a brief potentially worth up to £3 million. read more

BT Sport acquires women’s tennis rights - 14 Jan 2013

BT Sport has agreed a new deal with the Women's Tennis Association to acquire a package of rights to show live women’s tennis, as the channel bolsters its rights portfolio ahead of its launch later this summer. read more

European Clubs Lament AFCON timing - 14 Jan 2013

Managers across Europe have voiced their concerns over the timing of the Africa Cup of Nations and the effect it has on their teams. The tournament - which kicks off on Saturday - features 368 players from clubs in 55 countries, resulting in key players leaving their clubs at a crucial period of the season.  read more

Sky Sports announces NBA coverage deal - 08 Jan 2013

The NBA has expanded its media coverage in the UK after agreeing a new live broadcast deal with Sky Sports, who will also show NBA London Live 2013 exclusively live this month, as part of a new agreement for live games throughout the current season. read more

ESPN & Budweiser team up for FA Cup - 04 Jan 2013

Following last season’s successful tie-up, ESPN and Budweiser are set to continue their collaboration around this year’s FA Cup - with an integrated campaign covering advertising and content, including several new elements. read more

Coral reveals Olympic legacy results - 02 Jan 2013

Coral has commissioned a poll to see how many Olympic fans had transferred their passion for London 2012 to take up a new sport this winter, and it appears the Olympics may well have had a lasting impression on British sport with 72% of the public questioned revealing they have done just that. read more

RFU set for first ever RefCam trial - 20 Dec 2012

The RFU Championship will trial the first ever use of “RefCam” in a live rugby union broadcast when Newcastle Falcons take on London Scottish this Sunday. The RFU Championship fixture will show footage from a camera placed on the shirt of match referee Matt Carley, including close-ups of the scrum.  read more

ESPN UK continues Euroleague coverage - 20 Dec 2012

ESPN UK is set to continue its coverage of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague from the beginning of this season’s Top 16 phase, after announcing a new deal with Euroleague Basketball.  read more

SPOTY peaks at 14.5m viewers - 18 Dec 2012

The BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012 was watched by a peak audience of 14.5 million on Sunday, as the event pulled in its largest viewership for two decades, with the BBC1 end-of-year review show also watched live by a record 16,000 people at the London Excel Centre.  read more

RMG to manage Ascot’s media rights - 17 Dec 2012

Ascot is set to join Racecourse Media Group, the parent company of Racing UK TV, which will be responsible for the distribution of all of the racecourse’s media rights in the UK and overseas from June 2014. read more

Sky Sports secures Caribbean cricket deal - 14 Dec 2012

Sky Sports will show England’s next four tours to the West Indies as part of a new eight year deal with West Indies cricket. The agreement includes every major Test playing nation live from the Caribbean and features all Test, One-Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals played in the region until 2020.   read more

BBC to broadcast 2013 world champs - 14 Dec 2012

Channel 4 has given up the rights to the 2013 World Athletics Championships meaning the BBC will broadcast next year’s event. The BBC already has rights to broadcast the World Championships in 2015 and 2017, with the latter set to be staged in London’s Olympic Stadium. read more

Sports Revolution & Absolute Radio Team Up - 14 Dec 2012

This weekend, Sports Revolution, the sports media and marketing group, and UK radio network Absolute Radio, will team up by using Twitter to connect fans at 16 UK football stadia with Ian Wright’s Saturday show, ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Football’, the station’s home of live Barclays Premier League commentary every Saturday.  read more

Best of British break records for #SIA2013 - 12 Dec 2012

As a landmark year in British sport draws to an end, entries to the Sport Industry Awards 2013 have closed with a record number of campaigns, brands and programmes submitted for the industry’s flagship celebration of commercial success in sport. read more

MP & Silva report MLS growth - 06 Dec 2012

International media rights company MP & Silva has reported a 28% rise in the number of countries signing up for media rights to broadcast Major League Soccer (MLS) matches. The latest figures reveal considerable growth in a second successive season with Asia, Central Asia, Caribbean and Eastern European regions becoming major supporters. read more

ESPN UK confirms NBA extension - 06 Dec 2012

The NBA has signed an extension to its broadcast agreement with ESPN in the UK, with the renewed deal allowing NBA coverage to return to ESPN UK from 6th December. The channel will then broadcast three live games per week for the remainder of the 2012/13 season. read more

IMG Signs Premier League Deal - 04 Dec 2012

IMG Media, a division of IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, has agreed a new three-year deal with the Barclays Premier League for aeroplanes and ships rights. The deal includes extensive coverage on Sport 24, the 24-hour live sports channel exclusively produced for the airline and cruise industry. read more

BT Sport makes iCity broadcast home - 03 Dec 2012

BT has announced that it has chosen iCITY and the north end of the former International Broadcast Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as the home of its new BT Sport channels. read more

Gillette FC unveils online gaming partnership - 28 Nov 2012

Following the global launch of the Gillette Football Club, Gillette has announced a new gaming partnership with UK-based social entertainment company, We R Interactive.  read more

IMG Media wins latest Premier League rights - 22 Nov 2012

The Premier League's success in marketing its international broadcast rights has continued, with IMG Media securing the next cycle of rights in Japan, Vietnam and Mongolia. read more

ESPN to broadcast British Lionhearts - 22 Nov 2012

British Lionhearts, the World Series of Boxing (WSB) franchise, has agreed a deal with ESPN which will see the broadcaster provide live coverage of a selection of Lionhearts fixtures.  read more

MP & Silva acquires Premier League rights - 21 Nov 2012

The Premier League has agreed a deal with MP & Silva in which the agency will own the rights to the League in Indonesia and Oceania.  read more

Spurs set to expand web TV Channel - 13 Nov 2012

Tottenham Hotspur has announced it is developing its web TV channel to offer additional content for its growing overseas fan base who cannot attend matches.  read more

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