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Weekly Wrap: Goals, Sports Entertainment and more live sport on Twitter

Twitter’s recent moves to add as much live sport to their platform as possible took an interesting turn this weekend with the arrival of BT Sport’s Score programme, streamed live

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Will the threat from live-streaming force broadcasters to pay even more for the Premier League

As the Premier League kicks off this weekend, and we tune in to watch on Sky Sports and BT Sport, with highlights on BBC’s Match of the Day over the

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Sports Media Fragmentation and Hacking The Game

This is a guest post by Will Pyne, Chief Creative Officer at Digital Media and Social Media Broadcaster, Brave Bison. Facebook has been tipped to win the rights to broadcast

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Current thinking about illegal streams risks masking the root of the problem

Back in May, the Sport Industry Group launched a survey to find out young people’s attitudes towards illegal streaming of pirated live sporting events. The results were depressingly predictable –

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ECB to learn from Wimbledon’s success with new broadcast deal

Perhaps the biggest threat in all areas of sport is short-termism. From athletes and coaches cast aside because of a run of poor form to short-sightedness in the more business-oriented

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Sky and NBC are changing how we consume sport – but is it enough to stem the tide?

This week, two developments look set to shake up the landscape ahead of the next bidding war for Premier League broadcast rights. In the US, NBC announced that they would

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Sky Sports acquire Diagonal View and look set to shake up the social media landscape

Last week, Sky announced that they had acquired Diagonal View, a social media content producer, probably best known for the production of the football YouTube channel, The Football Daily. The

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Time to get serious: In defence of football’s Fan Channels

This is a guest post by Neil Smythe, previously Head of Sport at Shotglass / Fremantle Media who gives his unique insight into the workings of football’s unofficial fan channels and

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NFL’s admission of a bad policy is welcome, but it won’t solve their problem

Late last week, Yahoo Finance broke the news that the NFL is once again changing its social media policy. They report that a memo created by the NFL, and sent

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Interview: Digital Director of Sky Sports & Sky News, David Gibbs, on why recent low football viewership needs to be taken into context, Whistle Sports + innovation

David is a senior executive with almost 20 years experience within digital. He’s been at Sky since 1998, aside from brief stints at TEAMtalk Media and Coral, and has risen