Featured Story

Newport Gwent Dragons To Change Name As Part Of WRU Takeover

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 23 / 17

Pro12 side Newport Gwent Dragons is "to be called simply the Dragons as part of the takeover deal involving the Welsh Rugby Union ," according to Paul Abbandonato of WALES ONLINE.  Plans to drop "Newport" and "Gwent" from the title were confirmed by WRU CEO Martyn Phillips. Phillips was addres...

Read More

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

More Stories

02/05/15
EPL Rights Auction To Go Ahead

Regulator Ofcom "turned down Virgin Media’s application to pause the auction for rights to live Premier League football," but said it is possible that the process does "restrict competition," according to Tara Conlan of the London GUARDIAN. It also revealed that "the Premier League is ensuri ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

02/05/15
Sky's Adjusted Operating Profit Up 16%

Sky's highest customer growth in the U.K. in "nearly a decade" helped the satellite broadcaster post a 16% rise in adjusted operating profit in its first results since its £5B acquisition of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland, according to John Plunkett of the London GUARDIAN. The pay-TV company, ...

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom

02/05/15
Dave King Confident Of Takeover Success

Scottish Championship side Rangers investor Dave King "heralded the end of days for the Ibrox board -- but insists any takeover would not mean the end" for shareholder Mike Ashley, according to Gregor Kyle of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The South Africa-based Scot "reassured fans that he was the man ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

02/05/15
Liverpool, Everton Strengthen Aussie Ties

EPL clubs Liverpool and Everton will "move to strengthen ties with Australian football following significant announcements on Wednesday," according to XINHUA. Liverpool announced its second preseason tour of Australia in three years, "confirming fixtures in Brisbane and Adelaide in July." Meanwhile, ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom, Australia

02/05/15
British Cycling Names New Sponsors

Organizers of the British Cycling Championships have announced a "number of new sponsors ahead of the event coming to Lincolnshire in June," according to Andy Phillips of the LINCOLNSHIRE ECHO. Accounting firm Duncan and Toplis, estate agency Pygott & Crone, construction contractor Willmott Dixo ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

02/05/15
Rory McIlroy Reaches $25M Settlement

Rory McIlroy is to pay his former agents about $25M to settle a "bitter dispute over his career and finances, in one of the biggest out-of-court agreements in Irish legal history," according to Vincent Boland of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The 25 year-old world No. 1 and Horizon Sports Management, which ha ...

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom

02/05/15
EPL Bid War To Generate Up To $7.6B

On Friday "two of Britain’s biggest companies will start the corporate equivalent of a gunfight," according to Henry Mance of the FINANCIAL TIMES. BT and Sky "will bid in an auction for Premier League football rights," which is expected to generate £3.5B-£5B ($5B-$7.6B) and underli ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

02/04/15
SPFL Demands Pitch Be Fit For Final

Scottish Professional Football League chiefs "have ordered the owners of Hampden to sort out the pitch that ruined the weekend’s League Cup semi-finals before the final on March 15," according to David McCarthy of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Celtic Manager Ronny Deila "claimed the Scottish gam ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

02/04/15
Vinci To Manage London Olympic Stadium

French firm Vinci Stadium, which operates the Stade de France in Paris, "has been appointed to manage the former Olympic Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park," according to Giles Broadbent of WHARF. The company "will begin its 25-year partnership ahead of the Rugby World Cup in the autumn." The s ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

02/04/15
New Paddy Power Ad Sparks Controversy

Bookmaker Paddy Power has launched an advertising campaign "poking fun at foreign owners of British football clubs that features a team of players wearing Middle Eastern robes," according to Dugald Baird of the London GUARDIAN. The "New Owner, New Kit" TV campaign shows the fictional Middle Eas ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug