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The Jockey Club names Delia Bushell as group chief executive

The Jockey Club has confirmed that former-BT Sport and Sky executive Delia Bushell will join the organisation as its new group chief executive, replacing outgoing chief executive Simon Bazalgette.  Bushell will join the Jockey Club in September, with a handover period of one month, before taking over from Bazalgette when he stands down in October.  It is understood that Bushell …

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DAZN launches sports distribution platform – DAZN Connect

OTT sports streaming service DAZN has launched its new live sports distribution service – ‘DAZN Connect’ helping rights holders, broadcasters and media partners distribute content. DAZN details that it has developed a +30,000 live event platform, allowing multiple media owners to consolidate their sports acquisition and distribution requirements under one platform. In its update, DAZN details that it has built …

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SBC’s On The Ball – La Liga plots controversial US growth

With football fans all over the world already enthralled by the club season, this week’s edition of On The Ball looks at some major stories from the business of football. Taking a deeper look at La Liga’s US expansion, as well as some big news from broadcasting. Spanish La Liga seeks stateside expansion In a proposal that could come to …

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Eleven Sports expands football broadcasting footprint with IMG

Continuing the expansion of its UK football broadcasting footprint, ELEVEN Sports has won the rights to Italy’s top flight from BT Sport. ELEVEN Sports is owned by Andrea Radrizzani, who is also the chairman of English Championship club, Leeds United. The Serie A deal follows on from ELEVEN Sports winning the rights from Sky Sports to show La Liga for …

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McGregor KO… Betsafe wins BT Sport Industry PR Award

Betsson AB’s European online betting subsidiary Betsafe has won the ‘BT Sport Industry Award’ for ‘Best use of PR’ for it’s 2017 ‘Notorious – Conor McGregor’  global marketing campaign. The online bookmaker was recognised for executing the most effective and viral marketing campaign, utilising multiple media verticals, content and press coverage to promote its Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor mega-fight promotions …

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BT maps out plans for new box office channel

BT Sport has announced that later this year it plans on launching BT Sport Box Office, a pay-per-view channel which will be available on BT TV and the Sky platform. This season, BT Sport retained the rights to Premier League football for a further three years, however, it appears unlikely for now that football coverage will be affected by the …

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BT and Sky agree content sharing deal ahead of bidding rights

A landmark new deal has been signed between Sky and BT for the two firms to be able to sell channels on both platforms. As part of the new deal, the BT Sport channels, which provide coverage of UEFA Champions League and Premier League football will be supplied to Sky, as well as this, BT will be able to sell …

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Major Shake-up! Sky changes sports subscriptions & content strategy

Ahead of the start of the 2017/18 English Premier League season (12 August), main broadcaster Sky will move to scrap its individual sports channels, with a view of streamlining its content and viewer paid subscription packages. Seeking to boost its subscriptions, the broadcaster will retire its Sky Sports Channels (1,2.3, 4 & 5) creating new ‘sports-themed’ package options for customers. Sky’s …

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Delia Bushell resigns as MD of BT Sport

The Daily Telegraph has this weekend reported that Delia Bushell has resigned as Managing Director of TV & Sport for UK telecoms operator BT Group (BT). Bushell a former BSKYB executive joined the telecoms operator in 2014, given the mandate of developing BT’s television/broadcast properties. At the time, BT governance looked to defend the firm’s position against the mounting challenge …

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Camelot reaps rewards & recognition for ‘I Am Team GB’ National Lottery campaign

National Lottery operator Camelot UK has won three prestigious advertising awards this April for its 2016 Olympic marketing campaign ‘I Am Team GB’. The multi-media campaign launched last summer following the Rio 2016 Olympics, has been recognised as the ‘Best Sports Participation Event’ at the 2016/17 BT Sport Industry Awards held on 27 April. Hosting its annual awards on the …

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