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TV broadcast deals boost profits for England’s Premier League football clubs

England’s 20 top-flight football clubs achieved record combined revenues of GBP3.4bn for the 2014/15 season, an aggregate profit for the second consecutive season for the first time since 1999, it was reported on Friday. … Continue reading “TV broadcast deals boost profits for England’s Premier League football clubs”


Which? reveals event ticket over-pricing

Consumer advice company Which? revealed on Friday that it has found evidence that fans are finding it difficult to buy event tickets at face value and are being ripped off by secondary ticketing websites. … Continue reading “Which? reveals event ticket over-pricing”


BT Sport secures the live rights to the 2017-18 Ashes cricket series

Live rights to the 2017-18 Ashes cricket series have been secured by Broadcaster BT Sport, as part of a five-year deal with Cricket Australia, it was reported on Monday. England won the Ashes series … Continue reading “BT Sport secures the live rights to the 2017-18 Ashes cricket series”


New sponsorship deals help drive record first quarter revenues for Manchester United football club

UK Premier League football club Manchester United has declared a 63% rise in sponsorship revenue, which has helped the club to achieve record revenues of £98.5m for the first quarter of its fiscal … Continue reading “New sponsorship deals help drive record first quarter revenues for Manchester United football club”


UK digital sports group Perform raises £120m for acquisitions

UK digital sports media company Perform Group Plc (LON:PER) announced today it will raise around GBP120m (USD183m/EUR141m) via a private placement to fund its planned purchase of Opta Sports Data Ltd and some … Continue reading “UK digital sports group Perform raises £120m for acquisitions”


French luxury group PPR has no plans to sell Puma stake

French luxury goods group PPR SA (EPA:PP), which owns a  83% stake in of Puma SE (ETR:PUM), is not looking to increase its interest in the German sporting equipment company at present, PPR’s … Continue reading “French luxury group PPR has no plans to sell Puma stake”


Greece’s accepts €652m bid for OPAP by investor Emma Delta

The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) has accepted an improved bid of EUR652m (USD858.6m) for a controlling stake in Hellenic Football Prognostics Organisation SA (OPAP) by Greek-Czech investment fund Emma Delta, the privatisation … Continue reading “Greece’s accepts €652m bid for OPAP by investor Emma Delta”


Stan Kroenke not to sell stake in English football club Arsenal

Stan Kroenke is not looking to shed his majority stake in UK football club Arsenal and there has been no contact from any potential suitors, Arsenal communications director Mark Gonnella told Reuters, following … Continue reading “Stan Kroenke not to sell stake in English football club Arsenal”


Nike agrees to sell Manchester-based sportswear group Umbro

US sports shoe and clothing group Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) said on Wednesday it had struck a definitive deal to sell Manchester-based football equipment supplier Umbro Ltd for USD225m (EUR173.9m). The buyer is New … Continue reading “Nike agrees to sell Manchester-based sportswear group Umbro”


Glasgow Rangers fans conduct a campaign of intimidation — report

Rangers, the Glasgow football club, has had a torrid couple of seasons off the pitch, culminating in a spectacular implosion that forced it into administration in February. In a lengthy blog post today, Channel 4 … Continue reading “Glasgow Rangers fans conduct a campaign of intimidation — report”


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