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New Telegraph Women’s Sport to partner with BT Sport Industry Awards 2019

Telegraph Women’s Sport, the first-of-its-kind, multi-platform initiative launched by the Telegraph last month, has been announced as Principal Media Partner of the BT Sport Industry Awards 2019.

The agreement will provide Telegraph Women’s Sport (TWS) with exclusive editorial opportunities and visibility around the Battersea Evolution venue as well as access to the sporting stars and senior industry figures in attendance.

SailGP reveals remote production tech

SailGP, the new harbour-based sailing league for national teams, has revealed how 1,200 sensors and state-of-the-art drone technology underpinned an ambitious remote production strategy for the series’ inaugural event in February.

SailGP – billed as a disruptive series that will boast “bold, cutting-edge technology” with in-shore racing featuring F50 catamarans that can travel at more than 60 miles per hour – used the production techniques to support its world feed for media partners covering 91 territories worldwide.

Harlequins and ESPN launch content partnership

Harlequins has announced a strategic content partnership with Disney-owned sports media company ESPN.

The agreement is designed to provide both parties with the opportunity to engage new audiences, driving brand awareness through the distribution of exclusive and non-exclusive content across respective channels.

The brands plan to work together to “co-create and amplify unique content” based around Harlequins talent.

BT Sport to screen every IPL game

BT Sport has revealed plans to broadcast every game in the 2019 VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) live across its platforms, after securing a late agreement with tournament owner Star.

Coverage began at the weekend as the new edition of the Twenty20 spectacular got underway in Chennai – a match screened live on BT Sport ESPN.

BT Sport is using the tournament to showcase its new large-screen app, which enables live streaming in full HD 1080p, without the need for a set-top box, on Xbox, Samsung TV and Apple TV.

Kessel in Telegraph Women’s Sport move

The Telegraph has poached Guardian sports writer Anna Kessel to head up a major new women’s sports initiative.

Telegraph Women’s Sport (TWS) is a multi-platform project, which the publisher says “promises unprecedented investment in and coverage of women's sport” by a UK title.

TWS will include an online channel and dedicated monthly print supplement, with the increased women’s content to be integrated into existing Telegraph channels and sections.

DAZN to introduce ads

DAZN Group has rebranded Perform Media as DAZN Media, as sponsorship and advertising is introduced on its sport streaming service for the first time.

DAZN Media will oversee all global and local commercial opportunities for brands across DAZN, the live and on-demand sport streaming service available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, U.S., Canada, Japan and, soon, Brazil. The division will also manage commercial inventory across websites including Goal and Sporting News.

LaLiga hits UK terrestrial TV

LaLiga has made its UK terrestrial TV debut, following the conclusion of a deal with ITV for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.

The national broadcaster screened its first game on Sunday under a new agreement with the Spanish league and its new UK broadcast partner Premier Sports.

While Eleven Sports will remain the only UK and Ireland platform with rights to show every LaLiga game this season, Premier Sports will now also offer four matches per round via its linear pay-TV channel available on Sky and Virgin TV platforms.

F1 and Netflix launch new docuseries

Formula 1 and Netflix have revealed further details of a 10-part behind-the-scenes docuseries that will launch on the platform next month.

Formula 1: Drive to Survive will debut worldwide on Friday, 8th March, with F1 promising it will “reveal the true story of the sport, […giving] fans a real insight into the personal lives of their heroes on and off the track.”

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