Tag Archives: Stephen van Rooyen

Sky Sports grows American football offering with NFL channel

Sky Sports has enhanced its American football content after securing a new five-year partnership with the NFL. Under the agreement, the broadcaster will launch Sky Sports NFL, a dedicated channel to the competition, which will provide a minimum of five live games each week of the campaign. Stephen van Rooyen, Chief Executive Officer, Sky UK & Europe, commented: “We are …

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Stephen van Rooyen: Sky – RGA code will not tackle ‘standards disparity’ in gambling advertising

Stephen van Rooyen, the Chief Executive of Sky UK & Ireland, has written a personal letter to The Times, stating that the industry’s planned ‘whistle-to-whistle ban on gambling/betting advertising’ during sports broadcasts will have minimal impact as a gambling-prevention measure or safeguard. This week, UK gambling stakeholders await the full publication of a new mandatory advertising/marketing code, agreed-on by members …

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Sky orders strict protocol to significantly reduce gambling advertising

The leadership of Sky UK has confirmed that it will introduce new rules that will significantly reduce its output of betting/gambling related adverts across its digital TV network. Addressing head-on public and political concerns related to the over-saturation of gambling-related content on UK TV, Sky leadership details that in 2019 it will enforce drastic reduction measures across its programming. Sky …

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