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InsiderSport: Is it time to eradicate football’s ‘3pm blackout’?

This season’s transformation of UK football broadcasting has led to the resurfacing of a television coverage issue that has been taken at face value for over 60 years now. InsiderSport details why the ‘3pm blackout’ was introduced, as well as what its role is in the modern game. Does it simply represent a broadcasting hindrance, or is it an imperative …

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Sky scheduling switch can catapult NFL further into UK limelight

The departure of Serie A and La Liga from mainstream television this season left a Sunday night void for UK sports broadcasters, however Sky Sports may have an American Football shaped solution to this problem. Last season, BT Sports concluded the weekend with a Sunday evening tie from Italy, whilst Sky Sports would compete with a game from Spain, often …

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How football’s transformation could impact betting

This season, the entry of Amazon and Eleven Sports has drastically altered the UK’s football broadcasting landscape, something that could have a significant impact on the betting interests of the UK audience. Whilst Amazon’s stake is in the Premier League, it’s spread over just two game rounds and is therefore unlikely to have a major impact on betting patterns. On …

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Amazon nets landmark Premier League deal

From 2019/2020, Amazon has agreed a three year deal to stream 20 Premier League games a season after securing the league’s final broadcast package. The US tech giant has thrust itself onto the lucrative Premier League broadcasting stage, alongside Sky Sports and BT Sports, with it winning the broadcasting rights to the a first midweek set of fixtures in December, …

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Sky Sports loses out on La Liga rights

The 20 year relationship between Sky Sports and La Liga has come to an end, after Eleven Sports won the rights to show the League’s matches in the UK and Ireland for the next three years. The deal comes after Sky’s bid of less than £18 million was topped by Eleven Sports, who opted not to disclose the amount that …

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At The Races set to launch stride data from ARC racecourses

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Stride data, comprising metrics around Stride Length and Frequency, from Arena Racing Company (ARC) racecourses is now available on At The Races‘ website, in a development that has been dubbed “ground breaking.” This marks the first time that stride information has been published on this scale, with it stated that data is being collected for every runner, by every furlong …

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SBC’s on the ball: Barnsley, Antoine Griezmann and Anderlecht

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition looks at “exploitative” ticket prices, Barcelona being reported to FIFA and an intriguing new owner at Barnsley.  ____________________ Getting the ‘Moneyball’ rolling at Barnsley It could be a big 2018 for Barnsley FC, after the Championship …

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BT Sport pays £1.2 billion for blanket UEFA football rights extension

Updating UK media this morning, BT Sport has confirmed that it has extended its coverage of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League competitions until 2021 in a deal worth £1.2 billion. Agreeing new terms with UEFA, BT Sport will become the sole broadcaster of Champions League content which will include match day highlights. The decision sees UK terrestrial …

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Sports Game Changer? Google launches YouTube TV

YouTube the world’s most popular video streaming website, is set to launch its digital TV subscription service ‘YouTube TV’, initially offering US viewers access to 40 premium broadcast channels for $35 per month. Speaking to US media, Susan Wojcicki CEO of YouTube stated that its TV service would ‘lean heavily on sports content’ with viewers able to watch broadcasts of ‘pro …

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Lee Richardson – Gaming Economics: EPL 2015/16 – BT Sport vs Sky Sports…Two Tribes Go To War

When the new English Premier League (EPL) season kicked off two weeks ago, many UK football fans were already aware of more than just the impending on-field battles. Both BT Sport and Sky Sports have recently launched high-profile, and expensive, advertising campaigns – employing TV, radio, outdoor and social media — designed to win new subscribers. YouGov’s BrandIndex (see below)– a …

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