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1410, 2019

11th international Play the Game conference: Jens Sejer Andersen highlights the importance of the free news media in upholding sport integrity

October 14th, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|Tags: , , , , |

In a powerful and uplifting speech, Jens Sejer Andersen recalled the progress Play the Game has made with its partners - foremost amongst those journalists from the free news media - in not only shining the light on corruption and doping in sport but also in tackling these scourges in the sporting world: "Just one decade ago, all the challenges [...]

710, 2019

Premier League pushes back against pirates at BeoutQ

October 7th, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|

The City of London Magistrate's Court has found Mr Ammar Al-Silaw guilty for selling set-top boxes which provided access to unauthorised broadcasts of its games on channels including Saudi Arabia-based pirate service BeoutQ. The Premier League prosecuted the case, following an investigation carried out in cooperation with the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), with the assistance of the Metropolitan Police. [...]

310, 2019

Premier League appoints Guardian’s David Pemsel as chief executive

October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|

In his new position, he will face many challenges - yet the following six are surely the greatest: Power of the Big Six When the Premier League was formed in 1992, football clubs were, by and large, owned by local businessmen. Peter Swales, then the chairman of Manchester City, made his money in the Manchester hi-fi trade. These days City [...]

3009, 2019

Euros 2021: French women’s football listed as protected sport event

September 30th, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|

Amidst the bidding to secure the French domestic rights for the Women's Euros 2021 competition, matches involving the French women’s national team are set to be included among the country’s protected list of sports events. This development comes as five French broadcasters reportedly made offers more than the €5m French public broadcaster - France Télévisions - paid to win the [...]

909, 2019

Sky New Zealand and BeIN new football channel

September 9th, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|

Sky New Zealand has signed a four-year agreement with the Qatar-based BeIN Sports to launch of a co-branded channel on Sky NZ. The channel will broadcast a range of football coverage, including Europe’s two main club competitions, the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, as well as the 2020 UEFA European Championship national team tournament. In addition, the channel will [...]

809, 2019

Transfer spending increases across Europe despite Premier League downturn

September 8th, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|

The net spends of teams from England's Premier League fell to its lowest level since 2015, despite its record-level television rights deals. Premier League clubs net spend was only £575 million, the lowest in four years. Europe's 'big five' leagues in England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany combined to spend a record £5 billion on transfer fees during the summer [...]