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IBM index reveals twitter love for Brit hopefuls - 01 Jul 2013

With this year’s Wimbledon Championships reaching its second week, followers from across the world have been taking to twitter to vent their emotions – both positive and negative - around the matches, with 1.4 million tweets already posted around the competition. read more

EuroHockey lands place on BBC roster - 28 Jun 2013

The BBC is set to broadcast the EuroHockey Nations tournament this August, with England, Scotland and Ireland games shown via the BBC's red button and online service. read more

Chelsea extends IMG Media partnership - 27 Jun 2013

IMG Media has extended its deal with Chelsea Football Club to exclusively distribute Chelsea TV worldwide outside of the UK and Ireland for another three years. read more

India tour more valuable than Ashes, says Collier - 20 Jun 2013

David Collier, chief executive of the England & Wales Cricket Board, spoke at the Nolan Partners Sport Industry Breakfast Club on Wednesday morning and confirmed to a high-profile industry audience that despite the tradition and importance of the Ashes, England’s battle with India next year is of more commercial value to the ECB and the Engl… read more

MP & Silva secures SPL rights package - 17 Jun 2013

The Scottish Premier League (SPL) has announced a new nine-year international media rights partnership with MP & Silva, who will become the league’s overseas broadcast partner for its live televised matches, from 2014/15. read more

BBC Sport extends Scottish rugby deal - 17 Jun 2013

The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) has reached a deal with BBC Sport which will see all of Scotland’s autumn international matches held at Murrayfield broadcast by the BBC in 2014 and 2016. read more

World Class 2013 Breakfast Club lineup announced - 13 Jun 2013

The full line-up for this year’s Nolan Partners Sport Industry Breakfast Club has now been revealed, including the leaders of a number of the country’s governing bodies and major events, a former England cricket captain and the heads of leading sports teams on either side of the Atlantic. read more

Sky Sports dedicates entire channel to cricket - 13 Jun 2013

Sky Sports is set to dedicate an entire channel to cricket this summer, providing coverage of men’s, women’s and youth matches including this summer’s Investec Ashes series. read more

Cav to guide talkSPORT listeners around tdf - 11 Jun 2013

Champion cyclist Mark Cavendish MBE is set to give a unique insight into this year’s Tour de France, after signing for sport radio station talkSPORT. read more

Liverpool meets NFL for Breakfast with the industry - 04 Jun 2013

The Sport Industry Group is delighted to announce speakers from both side of the Atlantic for September’s edition of the Nolan Partners Sport Industry Breakfast Club, with Liverpool Football Club’s managing director, Ian Ayre, joining the owner and president of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, Mark Wilf, on stage at the networking event on 26th … read more

IMG joins Cav at Omega Pharma - Quick Step - 03 Jun 2013

IMG has announced a new partnership with the Omega Pharma - Quick-Step cycling team that will see the global media company advise the Belgian-based squad on its commercial rights strategy as well as provide sales support. read more

#CrickShots launches Friends Life t20 tickets - 30 May 2013

The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced that tickets are now on sale across all 18 First Class Counties for the 2013 Friends Life t20 competition, which begins in less than a months time.   read more

BT Sport snaps up non-league football rights - 24 May 2013

Up to 30 live Football Conference games could be screened by BT Sport next season, after the Non-League Paper reported that the new sports channel has agreed a six-figure deal to showcase the top flight of non-league football. read more

Ex skipper joins Sky Sports Ashes lineup - 20 May 2013

Sky Sports has added Ashes-winning England captain Andrew Strauss to its commentary team for the Investec Ashes series, beginning in July, as well as the winter tour to Australia from November.  read more

talkSPORT reveals 2.9m listeners tune in - 16 May 2013

talkSPORT has announced today that the world’s biggest sports radio station has achieved 2.9 million listeners for the first quarter of 2013 year, according to industry figures released by RAJAR.  read more

BT announces women’s football backing - 13 May 2013

Following the official launch of its new sports channels last week, BT has been announced as the founding partner of a major, new commercial programme for women's football in England. As part of the package BT's new BT Sport network will become the exclusive UK broadcaster of FA Women's Super League matches. read more

BT Sport launches campaign as Rio joins team - 09 May 2013

Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand has signed a three-year deal with BT Sport to become an interviewer, programme-maker and football expert for the new sport’s channel, which also launched its first advertising push on Wednesday featuring Ferdinand’s United team-mate Robin van Persie, as well as Tottenham Hotspur’s Gareth Bale and Manch… read more

BT Sport announces full line-up - 09 May 2013

BT Sport has announced full details of its new sport channels – set to launch this summer – with the channels available for free to existing BT broadband customers.  read more

BT Sport adds UFC to rights portfolio - 08 May 2013

BT Sport has confirmed a three-year deal to broadcast the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the UK from August, adding to a portfolio of sports rights that already includes Barclays Premier League, Premiership Rugby and WTA. read more

Sky Sports secures tennis rights package - 07 May 2013

Sky Sports will show the world's top tennis players for another five years after announcing two new deals, including Andy Murray's US Open grand slam defence at Flushing Meadows in August.   read more

IMG launches new sport library archive - 30 Apr 2013

IMG Sport Video Archive, a division of IMG Worldwide, is set to launch a new online platform allowing access to the world’s largest dedicated sports library, via the internet, for the first time. read more

BPA teams up with digital agency Purple - 23 Apr 2013

The British Paralympic Association (BPA) has announced a new partnership with digital marketing agency Purple to develop digital output in the run-up to the 2014 Sochi and 2016 Rio Olympic Games. read more

World Snooker agrees YouTube partnership - 22 Apr 2013

World Snooker has launched an official YouTube page designed to offer fans around the world a range of quality content in one location, in time for the Betfair World Championship, which started this weekend.  read more

Follow the greatest night of the year, LIVE! - 22 Apr 2013

After 12 months of remarkable success for British Sport on and off the field, the BT Sport Industry Awards makes its long awaited return on Thursday night and this year everyone can follow the night through our first-ever live blog at read more

Beckham joins Sky in ambassadorial role - 19 Apr 2013

Former England captain and current PSG midfielder David Beckham has agreed a new partnership with Sky, with the aim to inspire more people to become involved in sport. read more

Two weeks until winners are announced at #BTSIA - 18 Apr 2013

There are just two weeks to go until the best work from across the sport industry is rewarded at the sector’s flagship event, the BT Sport Industry Awards 2013. read more

Bolt to line-up for Anniversary Games - 17 Apr 2013

Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt is among 29 Olympic medallists, including 12 champions and four world record holders, who have so far been confirmed for the IAAF Diamond League at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on the 26th to 28th July - one year on from the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Games. read more

Leadership vital on Lions tour say legends - 12 Apr 2013

Rugby World Cup winners and former British and Irish Lions Richard Hill and Will Greenwood have spoken of the importance of strong leadership ahead of the Lions tour to Australia. Speaking at a Benchmark Talent Showcase Breakfast, the pair insisted that forming bonds between players who traditionally meet each other as rivals will be vital to th… read more

Rugby League World Cup set for BBC - 11 Apr 2013

Rugby League World Cup 2013 organisers have announced that the BBC has secured rights to broadcast the tournament, showing live coverage of all England games on television and radio, starting with the Opening Ceremony featuring England v Australia. read more

Reebok & Eurosport agree Crossfit expansion - 09 Apr 2013

Reebok and Eurosport have joined forces for a second year running to produce a series of documentaries and live broadcasts centered around CrossFit, a fast growing strength and conditioning programme, and the CrossFit Games, the global competition to find the fittest man and woman on earth. read more

talkSPORT secures Premier League slots - 09 Apr 2013

talkSPORT, the world’s biggest sports radio station, has secured two Barclays Premier League packages for the next three football seasons, starting with 2013/14.  read more

9m watch Channel 4’s first Grand National - 08 Apr 2013

A peak audience of almost nine million viewers watched The John Smith’s Grand National yesterday on Channel 4 – the first time the broadcaster has covered the annual event. read more

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