Featured Story

Rugby Commentator Eddie Butler Says BBC Let Open Go Due To Lack Of Viewers

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 29 / 15

The BBC "did not fight to keep the rights to The Open 'with much vigour' because not enough people watched it," rugby commentator Eddie Butler has suggested, "as he promises the corporation is instead bracing itself to protect the Six Nations," according to Hannah Furness of the London TELEGRAPH. Bu...

Read More

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

More Stories

11/11/14
Molson Coors Partners With St. George's

Brewer Molson Coors, "which has bases in High Street and Station Street, has announced that it has secured a new partnership with the Football Association at St. George's Park," according to Rob Smyth of the BURTON MAIL. Molson Coors "inked a four-year deal" with bosses at the £105M ($166.5M) ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

11/11/14
Minority Coaches Not Getting Top Jobs

A report by the Sports Person's Think Tank has found that there are "only 19 black and ethnic minority coaches in the 552 'top' coaching positions at professional English clubs," according to Richard Conway of the BBC. BME coaches take up 3.4% of those positions "despite at least 25% of players comi ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

11/11/14
Wembley Boss Refuses To Blame NFL

Wembley Stadium officials are "refusing to blame the poor condition of the field on the decision to stage three NFL games at the venue in a six-week span," according to the London EVENING STANDARD. England Manager Roy Hodgson has "raised concerns about the state of the surface ahead of his team's Eu ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

11/11/14
Man City EPL's Biggest Spender

Football costs money -- "a lot of money," according to Neil Halligan of ARABIAN BUSINESS. Just ask Man City, the team bought by Abu Dhabi United Group in '08, which has spent $766.6M net on transfers "since that September takeover six years ago." Arabian Business revealed "exactly how much it has co ...

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom

11/10/14
Scottish Open Secures Funding Until '20

The future of the Scottish Open has been secured until '20 "thanks to extended commitments from the title sponsor and Scottish Government," according to the BBC. The government pledged £1M ($2.5M) per year, while Aberdeen Asset Management "will continue to back the tournament." The announcemen ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

11/10/14
U.K. Government Bails Out British Hoops

The "hard-fought campaign to reinstate public funding" for elite basketball in the U.K. "bore fruit" on Friday when the government announced a £1.18M ($1.87M) bailout, according to Josh Burrows of the LONDON TIMES. After a "disappointing showing from the home nation at the London Olympics, bas ...

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom

11/07/14
NFL Unveils '15 London Matchups

London will host NFL games "on back-to-back Sundays" in the fall of '15, according to the BBC. The double-header will see the Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills meet at Wembley on Oct. 25, with the Kansas City Chiefs and Detroit Lions facing off at the national stadium on Nov. 1. NFL Exec VP Mar ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, United Kingdom

11/07/14
Second Tier To Introduce New FFP Rules

Clubs in the League Championship "have agreed new Financial Fair Play rules in line with those currently used by the Premier League," according to the PA. The regulations, which come into force at the start of the '16-17 campaign, "will see clubs have their financial performance monitored over three ...

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom

11/07/14
Garcia Report Reportedly Implicates U.K.

Related stories: What They're Saying ... Re: FIFA World Cup Report FIFA Claims It Cannot 'Legally' Publish Report FIFA will reveal some of the conclusions from the "Garcia Report" -- U.S. attorney Michael Garcia's investigation into the bids to host the World Cup in &rs ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom, Middle East

11/07/14
League One, Two Reject Artificial Pitches

The return of artificial pitches to the Football League "has been rejected by club chairmen in League One and Two after a tied vote," according to the London GUARDIAN. The proposal "had been expected to be approved, allowing third generation 3G playing surfaces to be used from next season." The v ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug