Tag Archives: Sky Sports

Big Step extends call for gambling ad ban to England semi-final

The Big Step campaign has written to ITV bosses ahead of the UEFA 2020 European Championship semi-final clash between England and Denmark, calling for no gambling advertising to be shown. Citing the fact that it is estimated that over 20 million people across the UK watch the England national team, including many children, the campaign – an initiative of the …

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BoyleSports recruits Natalie Sawyer as media lead for Euro 2020

Sports broadcaster and journalist Natalie Sawyer has joined Irish bookmaker BoyleSports as a brand ambassador ahead of this summer’s 2020 UEFA European Championships. In her new role, the former Sky Sports host will provide video content featuring previews and reaction throughout the tournament across BoyleSports’ social media channels and on the BoyleSports blog. She joins former England and Liverpool captain …

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ITV: Euro 2020 gambling advertising ‘will be significantly reduced’

ITV has responded to the calls from Scottish National Party (SNP) MP Ronnie Cowan to suspend gambling advertising during the upcoming 2020 UEFA European Championships. During the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the free-to-air terrestrial broadcaster ran 172 betting-related ads throughout its coverage, whilst over £2.3 billion was wagered in the UK on the tournament. In its statement, ITV detailed: “The …

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Dafabet acquires third sponsorship of Matchroom’s World Pool Masters

Dafabet has enhanced its sports branding and marketing via an agreement with Matchroom Sports, acquiring for the title sponsorship to the World Pool Masters for the third time. The operator had previously sponsored the tournament – due to take place between 22 and 25 May in Gibraltar and broadcast on Sky Sports, DAZN and Matchroom Live – in 2017 and …

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Government ‘currently minded’ to approve Premier League rights renewal

The UK government is reviewing the Premier League’s principal agreements with Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and BBC Sport for the £4.5 billion renewal of its existing media rights deal. The three-year extension, which runs from the 2022/23 campaign to the end of the 2024/25 season, requires the government’s approval to be rectified with the Competition Act 1998 …

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Big Step campaign calls for Euro 2020 gambling ad suspension

A group of 60 gambling law reform advocates have joined the Big Step campaign in calling for a suspension of gambling advertising during this summer’s UEFA European Football Championship. An initiative of the Gambling with Lives charity, the Big Step has detailed its suggestions in a letter to several broadcasters and media outlets covering television, radio and online verticals, including …

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Novibet enhances horse racing marketing with ARC deal

Novibet has strengthened its marketing in the horse racing sector via an agreement with the Arena Racing Company (ARC), securing sponsorships of two fixtures. As a result of the agreement, Novibet will act as title sponsor of the Park Oaks and Derby Trials races at Lingfield racecourse, taking place on 8 May and broadcast on free-to-air ITV Racing as well …

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Matchroom Boxing on the brink of finalising ‘nine figure’ DAZN deal

Matchroom Boxing is on the verge of inking a ‘record-breaking’ agreement with sports streaming service DAZN, which will replace Sky Sports as the company’s exclusive UK broadcast partner, according to reports. Following the announcement that Eddie Hearn will succeed his father Barry Hearn as Chairman of the Matchroom Sport brand upon his retirement, the promoter has struck a landmark rights …

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FA, Sky and the BBC reach ‘landmark deal’ on WSL coverage

The FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL) will be broadcast on by the BBC and Sky Sports, under the terms of a ‘landmark’ agreement with the Football Association (FA). Under the terms of the three-year deal, Sky will provide coverage of 44 fixtures, with a minimum of 35 broadcast across its Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and …

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Nova88 names Joe Cole as sportsbook brand ambassador

Asian sportsbook Nova88 has named former England international Joe Cole as its new brand ambassador. Welcoming Cole as ambassador, Nova88 stated that the former Premier League star had the ‘perfect pedigree and experience to give his expert insight on domestic, European and international football’ through the collaboration. Nova88 will release a series of video content to mark the partnership, featuring …

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