Tag Archives: ITV

InsiderSport: On The Ball – Sterling, MLS and UEFA

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This edition looks at MLS expansions and the latest in La Liga broadcasting. ITV continues successful La Liga partnership A last minute deal struck between ITV and La Liga will see the British broadcaster televise the opening game …

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Royal Ascot anticipates ‘highest global reach’ for 2019 festival

The management of Royal Ascot has disclosed that its 2019 Festival will feature its highest international broadcast coverage, with festival programming made available to over 650 million homes worldwide. Beyond extensive UK coverage offered by ITV and Sky Sports Racing, Royal Ascot programming will be broadcast in Japan, the US, China,   Australia, France and the Middle East. Regarded as the …

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Simon Bazalgette confirms he will step down from The Jockey Club

Simon Bazalgette, group chief executive of The Jockey Club, has confirmed that he will be stepping down from the role at the end of the year in a transition towards a non-executive career. Bazalgette, who has been with The Jockey Club for over a decade, has recently been named as an independent non-executive director on the EFL Board, replacing his …

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Viewing figures for Grand National rise as Tiger Roll emulates Red Rum feat

This year’s Randox Health Grand National at Aintree Racecourse has continued to grab the attention of the nation, as viewing figures for the ITV-covered race have increased by 12 per cent. The broadcast, fronted by Ed Chamberlin, is reported to have hit figures of 9.6 million at peak viewing time, which is up from the 8.5 million viewers in 2018. …

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Betway backs Grand National partnership for a further 5-years

Betway has this morning confirmed that it will extend its ‘official betting partner’ status of the ‘Randox Health Grand National Festival’ for a further five years. The online bookmaker secured its betting partnership with Aintree back in 2017, with the Grand National becoming Betway’s biggest racing commitment in the bookmaker’s extensive sponsorship portfolio. Anthony Werkman, Betway CEO, said: “The Randox Health …

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Tombola in-app adverts banned by the ASA

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The Advertising Standards Authority banned Tombola adverts appearing in the I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here app, reminding the company of future conduct in the process. Maintaining that those under question were inappropriately targeted, the ASA stipulates that those in question must not be used again in the form complained of, without specific targeting to minimise the likelihood …

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32Red and LeoVegas complaints waved away by ASA

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Online casinos 32Red and www.21.co.uk, operated by LeoVegas Gaming, have seen one complaint each dismissed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). For the latter of the two it was challenged whether the ad “ portrayed gambling in a context of toughness,” with the TV broadcast for the site featured a man in a tuxedo playing blackjack, whilst a heartbeat sounded over …

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ASA launches Russia 2018 betting probe investigating new CAP breaches

The UK Advertising Standards Association (ASA) has launched a probe examining the number of gambling/betting related TV adverts broadcast during the FIFA Russia 2018 World Cup. The month-long football tournament saw 115 complaints filed with ASA, as UK viewers expressed concerns relating to the high proportion of gambling adverts served during Russia 2018 TV programming. ASA officials will review whether …

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SBC’s on the Ball – Ronaldo’s Italian job

As both the World Cup and the transfer window simultaneously reach fever pitch, there’s been a plethora of business news from the world of football. This edition looks at the potential transfer of football’s biggest star and the astonishing viewing figures that are being drawn by the World Cup. Ronaldo’s remarkable move In a transfer that would send shockwaves throughout …

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Lottoland expands into the Italian market

Online lotto operator Lottoland has announced that it has acquired a majority stake in one of the most popular lotto and online games sites in Italy, Giochi24. The Italian site has been operational since 2008 and was one of the first companies to get approval by the Italian regulator – Dogane e dei Monopoli. This partnership will combine both companies expertise …

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