Tag Archives: media rights

Trio charged over illegal Premier League streaming service

Three operators of a pirate streaming organisation have been issued with a 17-year jail sentence, after they were found to be providing illegal access to a number of Premier League games over the last decade. It is estimated that the trio had supplied a streaming service to over 1,000 pubs, clubs and homes across England and Wales. “The fraudulent companies …

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BHA chairman to focus on Levy extension push

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has revealed that its Chairman Steve Harman is to step down from the role at the end of the year to focus on extending the Horserace Betting Levy to cover all overseas racing. Harman will be adopting the new ‘industry-wide’ role to engage with government, which will see him work exclusively on Levy development with Westminster …

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UK Government following French lead for racing funding changes

The UK Government will be applying for State Aid exemption to extend the horseracing betting levy to online bookmakers. The plans, revealed in today’s budget, show that rather than replacing the Levy Scheme, the DCMS is to attempt to alter it, following the line ploughed by the French authorities to introduce betting rights to sports. In a document responding to …

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Racecourses see 10% uplift in media rights revenues

The 34 British racecourses affiliated to Racecourse Media Group (RMG) received £74.4million in media rights revenues in 2014 – a 15% increase on 2013. These revenues, which are paid via licence fees, are generated from: Licensed Betting Office (LBO) payments to Turf TV (betting shop service provider) Racing UK (multi-platform subscription channel) Internet (Bet2View streams) GBI Racing (international TV betting and …

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Gareth Capon – Grabyo – Solving The Video Game

The protection of media content being shared by consumers through socially led verticals, has become a key issue for media right owners. Grabyo a London start-up believes that it has found the key to not only protecting content but also monetising video sharing clips on social platforms for media owners. Grabyo enables broadcasters and content rights holders to create, share and …

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Dispute over horseracing coverage continues in South Africa

A row over broadcast rights to horseracing in South Africa doesn’t appear to be heading to a conclusion soon if press statements from all the warring partners are any indication. The Phumelela-part owned Tellytrack has been aggressively defending its commercial licences of late by clamping down on any retail bookmaker showing its racing TV channel for the domestic environment. Tellytrack …

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Turf TV funnels £45m of bookmaker money to racing

Live racing and data provider Turf TV recorded a year of strong growth in 2013, having secured record numbers of subscribers and returned £45m to the racing industry. Turf TV owner Amalgamated Racing Limited (AMRAC) owns live broadcast rights for 34 of Britain’s racecourses, including festivals at Ascot, Cheltenham and Epsom. It also provides TV pictures and data to betting …

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Betfred Partners with Racing Post Greyhound TV

Manchester based iGaming operator Betfred has agreed to become a shareholder of Racing Post Greyhound TV – RPGTV, the dedicated live pay broadcasting service of UK betting and racing newspaper – the Racing Post. The partnership will see Racing Post Greyhound TV available through Betfred subsidiary Totepool in Betfred’s +1500 UK based retail outlets. The service will also be available …

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