Tag Archives: UEFA Champions League

Kieran Trippier handed fine and suspension for betting violations

Atletico Madrid and England defender Kieran Trippier has been handed a suspension and a fine for breaching the FA’s Betting Rules. The violations occurred in July 2019, and were strenuously denied by the footballer, who played in Tottenham Hotspur’s 2019 Champions League final appearance before joining Atletico Madrid in the Spanish La Liga. However, an independent regulatory commission proved four …

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Gerard Piqué takes on Strategic Advisor position at Sorare

Fantasy football operator Sorare has gained a new Strategic Advisor in FC Barcelona and Spanish national team defender Gerard Piqué. Sorare is hopeful that Piqué’s contribution, in addition to the “significant investment” he has made in the company, will help expand its global presence and reach new fan bases across the world. Furthermore Piqué and his new colleagues at Sorare …

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Inside Edge: Is the Champions League taking its toll on domestic football?

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is interviewed by BT Sports Des Kelly before the UEFA Champions League Group D match at Anfield, Liverpool.

With the UEFA Champions League now well underway, Nick Haynes from Form Labs takes a look at whether the condensed fixture list is having an effect on the performance of top flight English football teams. The norm throughout a league season is that there tends to be increasing disparity between the top and bottom of the table as the campaign wears on, …

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Eleven Sports scores Belgian domestic football rights deal

Strengthening its media rights portfolio, global sports provider Eleven Sports has been granted live and exclusive rights for Belgian domestic football as part of a five-year agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Eleven Sports will gain the rights to the Belgian First Division A, the First Division B, the women’s Super League, the Belgian Cup and the Belgian Super …

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Insider Sport: On The Ball – DAZN & BeIN expand their UEFA profile

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This week’s OTB reports on DAZN acquiring the majority of UCL rights in Germany, BeIN’s acquiring of Euro 2020 French broadcasting rights, LFC’s Nike partnership announcement and an interview with FootballMedia CEO Dean Akinjobi. ___________________ DAZN takes over …

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Sky and BT prepare for Champions League media rights battle

Sky Sports is expected to rival BT Sports for the television rights to the UEFA Champions League (UCL) and Europa League, with bids set to be submitted today for the 2021 to 2024 broadcasting rights.  Sky has previously stated that due to the importance of Premier League rights, the Champions League isn’t a crucial extension of its portfolio. However, following …

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Liverpool set for back-to-back December fixtures after EFL confirmation

Premier League football club Liverpool FC is set to play back-to-back games across two different continents in December following confirmation that the Carabao Cup quarter-finals will go ahead as originally scheduled.  The Reds, who take on Aston Villa at Villa Park on 17 December as part of the cup competition, will also be competing at the FIFA Club World Cup in …

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Jakub Myszkorowski, STATSCORE: How sports organisations can increase profits through official data

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Let’s start with an obvious truth. Diversifying incomes has to follow both changes to technology and the evolution of customer demands. This is the only way that organisations, in any walk of life, can remain profitable by answering to the market’s needs.  Now, unsurprisingly, sports leagues and organisations fall under the same rules. This has, naturally, forced a change in …

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The Jockey Club names Delia Bushell as group chief executive

The Jockey Club has confirmed that former-BT Sport and Sky executive Delia Bushell will join the organisation as its new group chief executive, replacing outgoing chief executive Simon Bazalgette.  Bushell will join the Jockey Club in September, with a handover period of one month, before taking over from Bazalgette when he stands down in October.  It is understood that Bushell …

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DAZN deepens global expansion commitment with key appointment

DAZN has strengthened its global expansion plans with the appointment of Apple’s Ben King, who takes up the role of SVP Global Distribution and Business Development. King joins DAZN in February from Apple where, over his 12-year tenure, he worked at the forefront of some of the world’s most successful digital entertainment and media services including the iTunes Store, App Store and …

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