Tag Archives: Premier League

Could Amazon become a game changer of Premier League broadcasting?

From the 2019-2020 season, it appears that Amazon is aiming to become a major new force in the world of Premier League TV rights. A whole host of digital media outlets are looking to test the waters with a bid for Premier League content, however after its purchase of the ATP tennis tournaments, Amazon looks more likely to succeed with …

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Manchester proves to be the big winner for fantasy managers

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It proved to be a successful weekend for managers who loaded up on players of Manchester based clubs, with both City and United filling out the top five places of point scorers in gameweek five. Sergio Aguero top scored with 20 points, helping James Birch keep his place atop the SBC League of Legends. Aguero‘s partnership with Romelu Lukaku in ‘Cash …

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Betway places Benitez as the early favourite in the first manager to leave market

Despite lifting league titles just two months ago,  the odds suggest Rafael Benitez and Antonio Conte are both in danger of being the next manager to leave their post. The Newcastle manager and the Chelsea manager both followed up unsatisfactory summer transfer windows, with a defeat on the opening day of the season. Benitez is currently the 7/2 favourite to …

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12BET hits sponsorship double with West Brom shirt sleeve deal

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West Bromwich Albion FC (WBA) has teamed up with sports betting and casino brand 12BET for the club’s first ever shirt sleeve sponsorship deal. The deal will see the 12BET, an in-play focused operator formed in 2007, displayed on both the shirt sleeve for the playing shirts and on Baggies’ training wear. 12BET Spokesman Rory Anderson commented: “We are excited …

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SBC Bookies’ Corner – The Premier League is back

Very few sporting occasions arouse the expectation of punters quite like the start of the new football season. The already exalted levels of expectation for this season were only increased by this summer’s transfer window which saw Premier League teams investing record amounts into their squads, it’s something that has led many to predict that this season could be one …

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World Cup winner Robert Pires joins bwin as brand ambassador

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World Cup winner Robert Pires has pledged to provide bwin with a “new perspective that the fans can enjoy” after being appointed as a brand ambassador for the European sportsbook. In the newly created position, the Frenchman will engage with bwin customers across France and the UK. A key part of his role will see him produce and feature in …

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Jamie Reeves – FFMag – Bringing fantasy football to print

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At the end of the 2016/17 Premier League season, Jamie Reeves, the man behind FFMag, released an e-mag version focusing on Fantasy Premier League (FPL) strategy. The number of downloads (5,000) convinced him to launch a crowdfunding campaign for the operation of a new print product. A few months on, and having reached over 150% of the fixed funding goal, …

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Premier League & FACT get tough on Illegal Kodi sports streams

Premier League bosses are targeting illegal streaming of syndicated football matches, with a view of further protecting the sport’s multi-million broadcast rights and media partners content. The Premier League is working with the UK Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), focusing on crackdowns to illegal sports stream enablers. UK news sources report that Premier League officials and FACT have pinpointed at …

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Survey shows fans choose football over Valentine’s Day romance

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Romance will be in the air for some on Valentine’s Day, but most football fans aren’t willing to skip tonight’s action to spend a romantic evening with their partner. A survey commissioned by The Football Pools found that only 21% want to spend the night with their partner and 45% would prefer to watch the football on TV. 10% of …

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Sponsorship Spotlight – Assessing the value of the Premier League sleeve

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Given its reputation for monetisation and global reach, it is no surprise to see the Premier League following in the footsteps of La Liga, Ligue 1 and the Chinese Super League by accepting sleeve sponsors from the start of the 2017/18 season. It has been suggested that the top clubs could bring in £10 million per season from this new …

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