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Horse racing - 29 Jan 2004
Attheraces today announces that it has served notice on the Racecourse Association Limited (RCA) to terminate the Media Rights Agreement with 49 UK racecourses. Under the terms of this notice the contract will terminate on 29th March 2004.
Horse racing - 19 Jan 2004
British Racing's concerns about the impact on the sport of betting exchanges will be pressed home tomorrow morning (Tuesday) by BHB Chairman Peter Savill when he gives oral evidence to the Joint Committee of both Houses of Parliament which is scrutinising the draft Gambling Bill.
Cricket - 19 Jan 2004
The International Cricket Council’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the betting exchange company Betfair.
Horse racing - 09 Jan 2004
2003 was a record year for Irish racecourses with total attendances of just under 1.4million. Highlights of the year were the Galway Festival at 192,000, Listowel at 93,000, Punchestown at 69,000 and the Leopardstown Christmas Festival at 61,000. Growth was evident across all key industry areas:
Olympics - 03 Dec 2003
A Bill that paves the way for the sale of the Tote and establishing an Olympic Lottery if the UK's bid is successful, was published today.
Horse racing - 13 Nov 2003
At a meeting in London on Tuesday of this week between Minister for Sport Richard Caborn and BHB Chairman Peter Savill it was agreed that, when the Gambling Bill Joint Scrutiny Committee comes to consider betting exchanges, it might usefully focus on their potential impact on the integrity of sports.
Horse racing - 09 Sep 2003
British Racing has united to produce a comprehensive and detailed rebuttal of the Rule 14 Notice issued by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) in April. The sport believes there is no foundation for the OFT's charge that racing fails to comply with competition law.
American football - 02 Sep 2003
Fresh from re-negotiating Littlewoods Bet Direct's advertising campaign for Super League 2004, Sports 360 have represented Littlewoods Bet Direct in negotiations with Sky Sports over the NFL broadcast sponsorship. These discussions resulted in a successful conclusion for all concerned parties.
Rugby union - 12 Aug 2003
SuperOdds has been appointed Official Betting Agency of the forthcoming Rugby World Cup 2003. SuperOdds UK Ltd, which recently launched a fully licensed UK website and telephone betting service was appointed by Rugby World Cup Ltd in association with the sport's premier event.
04 Aug 2003
CRIS, the Caribbean-based offshore bookmaker, is the latest online sportsbook to join the betting exchange revolution with the launch today of a person-to-person (P2P) betting facility on its site, www.betcris.com.
Darts - 17 Jul 2003
Ladbrokes, the world’s number one bookmaker will once again sponsor the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) World Darts Championship at the Circus Tavern, Purfleet between December 27-January 4, 2004.
Horse racing - 13 Jun 2003
As the Governing Authority for Racing, we will promote the interests of our sport and industry in whatever way we can. Working alongside others within Racing and the Breeding and Betting Industries, we will build on Britain’s reputation for providing to our customers the most exciting and competitive racing in the world, run to the highest integrity standards, as efficiently as possible.
Horse racing - 13 Jun 2003
Putting the consumer at the heart of racing is the theme of the recommendations contained in 'The Racing Experience', Part Two of the report of the BHB Racing Review Committee, published at the British Horseracing Board’s Annual General Meeting in London today.
Motorcycling - 10 Jun 2003
E-tote, the UK based internet betting company, has joined forces with Benfield Sports International (BSI), rights holders of the Speedway Grand Prix Series (SGP) to offer, for the first time, live online betting via betSGP.com which can be accessed through the official SGP Series website www.speedwaygp.com.
29 May 2003
TradingSports Exchange Systems plc ('TradingSports' or 'the Group'), the person-to-person ('P2P') betting exchange system provider, is pleased to announce the details of its successful £4m fund raising by means of an institutional placing ('the Placing') and the commencement of dealing on the Alternative Investment Market today. The float sees TradingSports become the UK's first publicly quoted betting exchange.
Darts - 28 May 2003
Sky Bet will be sponsoring the inaugural UK Open Darts Championship Finals at the Reebok Stadium between May 30th and June 1st 2003, the PDC's fifth annual live televised event on Sky Sports.
07 May 2003
A new monthly e-newsletter specifically covering the impact of technology on the business of sport has been launched by sports research and consulting company ArkSports Limited.
14 Apr 2003
TradingSports, the person-to-person ('P2P') sports betting exchange system provider, today announces its intention to float on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange ('AIM') and to raise capital by means of an institutional Placing.
Horse racing - 08 Apr 2003
The British Horseracing Board (BHB) has announced its initial response to the ‘Rule 14 Notice’ issued today by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) as part of its investigation into British Racing.
Horse racing - 03 Apr 2003
Last year’s Martell Grand National was one of the most gripping broadcasts of 2002 according to research conducted by Sponsorship Intelligence. Viewers of the live race broadcast on BBC1 produced a loyalty rate of 87% for the 15 minute race slot – i.e. each viewer watched on average 13 minutes of this slot. This level of viewer loyalty is unsurpassed by most sports broadcasts and is traditionally the domain of non-sporting programmes, such as Coronation Street and key news broadcasts.
Motorcycling - 02 Apr 2003
London – April 2, 2003: British Speedway has joined forces with E-Tote Ltd, to launch a brand new gaming website, and betting facility, www.speedwaybet.com. Speedwaybet.com will offer pool betting, with guaranteed jackpots on all SkySports Elite League meetings, as well on all Speedway Premier League meetings. Bet 5 Get 5 offers punters who bet £5 on the website a further free £5 bet.
17 Mar 2003
London, UK, March 14, 2003– The global sports industry is expected to undergo rapid transition as it explores new opportunities in broadcasting. According to a new report released by Screen Digest, The Global Business of Sports Television, the industry will aggressively pursue alternative revenue streams via interactive broadcasting. As more and more interactive technologies entice audiences this is expected to result in significant increases in related gambling, advertising, sponsorship and mer
Motorcycling - 27 Feb 2003
London ¡V February 27, 2003: British Speedway and Go Speed Limited, who exercise the commercial rights to British Speedway, today announced that, in partnership with technology company DatAcq Limited and online gaming specialists Etote, they are planning to introduce the world¡¦s first Virtual Television Broadcasting Technology, featuring Sky Sports Elite League and Premier League Speedway fixtures in 2003. The offer will further allow viewers access to interactive betting on the coming Speedway
13 Feb 2003
London – UK, February 12, 2003: Betfair, the country’s leading betting exchange, has appointed Connexus Group to oversee a sector of the company’s strategic marketing activities. Central to the appointment will be for Connexus to identify and implement various opportunities to develop unique programming content with television broadcasters.
Snooker - 31 Jan 2003
Bet365 will be World Snooker's exclusive betting partner at the Benson and Hedges Masters at Wembley Conference Centre next week.
Snooker - 04 Dec 2002
World Snooker have signed up two more sponsors for the PowerHouse UK Championship, which is currently taking place at the York Barbican Centre.
26 Nov 2002
With the season in full flow, Premium TV, the UK's largest online sports property, and its partner Bet365, has just launched a new look online betting service with two new services: telephone betting and Casino365.
21 Oct 2002
Kingston inmedia, the satellite-centric broadband solutions provider of Kingston Communications (KCOM.L), today announces it has won a renewed contract to downlink and distribute horse racing for Satellite Information Services Ltd (SIS Ltd) via a combination of satellite and fibre services for a further three years.
15 Aug 2002
The Press Association, the national news agency for the UK and Ireland, has launched a new web-based breaking sports news service, PA Sportsfile, which gives subscribers instant access to news and results from leading competitions and events around the world.
Horse racing - 18 Jul 2002
Robert Hughes CBE, the Levy Board Chairman, reveals in the 2002 Annual Report of the Horserace Betting Levy Board, issued today, Thursday, July 18, that the Levy will both benefit and lose out after April 1, 2003, from the new commercial agreements in racing.
Soccer - 03 Jul 2002
With a summer of sport ahead and the new season only weeks away, Rangers has launched a new online betting service on the club’s official website today.
Cricket - 27 Jun 2002
The ICC is to play a more prominent and decisive role in tackling major issues affecting international cricket’s Future Tours Program, a move approved by directors at yesterday’s ICC Executive Board meeting in London.
Soccer - 10 Jun 2002
KirchSport AG, the company responsible for the global marketing and sales of the broadcast rights to the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups, has put in place one of the most extensive worldwide monitoring systems in sports history to protect the exclusivity of the official 'Broadcast Partners' of the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
30 May 2002
FIFA and KirchSport to co-operate closely on global basis 30 May 2002, Zug, Switzerland. KirchSport AG, the company responsible for the global marketing and sales of the broadcast rights to the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups, has put in place one of the most extensive worldwide monitoring systems in sports history to protect the exclusivity of the official 'Broadcast Partners' of the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
Horse racing - 29 May 2002
The first set of audience figures for the attheraces digital channel (Sky Channel 418) were released today for the first four weeks on air, the period 1 - 27 May 2002, following the launch of the channel on 1st May.
Cricket - 28 May 2002
From 30th May 2002, CricInfo, the world's largest single sport website will enable its users to place person-to-person, in-running bets on all major cricket games in the 2002 - 2003 cricket seasons, thanks to an exclusive deal with TradingSports, the leading 'white label' person-to-person betting exchange.
15 May 2002
TradingSports, the first white label person-to-person betting exchange, has signed an exclusive, five -year deal with WWTS, the leading online bookmaker, to become its official P2P betting partner.
Horse racing - 01 May 2002
attheraces, the horseracing media rights company, today (1 May 2002) launched its digital television channel, broadcasting racing from the premier 49 British racecourses.
29 Apr 2002
Couchman Harrington Associates, the sports rights lawyers, in conjunction with LsSport and Sportcal.com will be holding a seminar on Tuesday 7th May entitled 'Sport and the Internet : What Works, What Doesn't - making the right decisions.'
Business - 24 Apr 2002
Sportinglife.com, the UK's leading sports site, is today launching both a dedicated greyhound channel and coverage of all Irish horse race meetings for the first time. The greyhound coverage will provide the site's 1.5m unique users with the latest news, form and results for all UK BAGS and BEGS meetings and the Irish racing coverage will form another part of the extensive, existing racing channel offering race cards, race form and results.
Horse racing - 17 Apr 2002
Ladbrokes, William Hill, Coral, Stanleys and Dones today each signed five-year deals with the British Horseracing Board for the commercial use of data for their British betting shops as well as their telephone and internet operations.
Soccer - 27 Mar 2002
Sports.com Limited, Europe's leading digital sports channel provider of sports content and publisher of www.sports.com <http://www.sports.com/>, has today announced a new partnership with giants of Italian football Juventus Football Club for the production and distribution of www.juventus.com <http://www.juventus.com>, the official Juventus website.
26 Mar 2002
Premium TV (PTV), the UK’s leading provider of official professional football club websites has launched www.officialfootballsites.co.uk, a web directory providing URL links to PTV’s network of 78 UK official club websites.
19 Mar 2002
Sportinglife.com, the UK’s number one sports site, has today launched a new betting information website enabling punters to keep abreast of the latest betting odds and news.
19 Mar 2002
ukbetting plc (LSE: UKB), the digital wagering operator, today announces its maiden results for the period from its listing on the Alternative Investment Market on 7 August 2001 to 31 December 2001.
Horse racing - 14 Mar 2002
Orad Hi-Tec Systems Ltd. (Ger-man Neuer Markt, WKN: 928 634), world leader in broadcast graphics and sports technologies, announced today that it signed a 3.6 million US-Dollar deal with The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), the world’s largest racing jurisdictions with annual revenues exceeding 10 billion US-Dollar.
Soccer - 11 Mar 2002
The FIFA Executive Committee met in three sessions over three days in Zurich under the chairmanship of the FIFA President, Joseph S. Blatter, and dealt with a long list of issues, many of them concerning the forthcoming 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan.