Tag Archives: UEFA Champions League

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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UEFA pushes VAR early for Champions League 2018/19

UEFA executives have announced that the governing body of European football will introduce ‘Video Assistant Referees – VAR’ technology for its flagship UEFA Champions League competition, beginning at the round-of-16 knockout stages from 16 February 2019. UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin confirmed the mandatory VAR Champions League enforcement at yesterday’s ‘special meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee’ hosted in Dublin. Governing …

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Filipino betting firm LETOU announced as Inter Milan sponsor

LETOU has announced a partnership deal with Serie A giants Inter Milan to become the club’s first ever Asian online gaming partner. The Filipino firm will become the club’s Official Regional Online Gaming Partner, in an agreement that will see the club’s image and identity used as part of LETOU’s promotions in Asia. Hugely popular across Asia, the betting and …

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Worldpay notes 18% spike in Champions League final betting

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Online bookies are on track for a bumper week’s trading, as excitement builds in the run-up to this year’s UEFA Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid, according to payment processing company Worldpay. The firm’s analysis of gambling data from last year’s showdown between Real Madrid and Juventus revealed an 18% spike in online gambling activity compared to an average …

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Racing Post revamps football display window ahead of Russia 2018

In time for World Cup 2018, the Racing Post has relaunched its new ‘Football Tipster Display’ window, fully revamped for retail betting environments and developed to drive consumer engagements with client football markets. Racing Post’s B2B division states that the new tipster display window will be the perfect companion for retail bookmakers handling heightened football action during Russia 2018. Redeveloping its …

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Adam Cole – Football INDEX – The growing appeal of football trading

Football INDEX is the world’s first football stock market, enabling users to buy and sell real money shares in the world’s top footballers. Detailing how the site accumulated 100,000 users across the UK, with a number of single trading days in excess of £1 million, as well as analysing future plans for expansion, Adam Cole, Founder and CEO of Football …

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