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05 Mar 2002
Sportal, the leading online sports brand, has risen from the ashes and will launch again today as an interactive sports website - www.sportal.com. The site, which was originally launched in 1998 and recently acquired by ukbetting plc, will be re-launched with new content and a new design.
Ice hockey - 26 Feb 2002
The Superleague is delighted to announce that this year's Challenge Cup Final will be sponsored by Blue Square, the UK's largest interactive bookmaker. The Final, which is being held on Sunday 3rd March 2002 at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, will now be known as 'The Blue Square.com Challenge Cup Final.'
22 Feb 2002
The UK's top sports sites Sportinglife.com and Sportal.com have today launched their tailored World Cup 2002 site. The World Cup site will allow Sportinglife and Sportal's 1.5 million unique users to stay on the ball with action in South Korea and Japan, as well as pulling in other football fans from around the globe.
08 Feb 2002
Tony Ball, Chief Executive of British Sky Broadcasting Group plc, said: 'The last six months have seen another strong operating performance.
Cricket - 15 Jan 2002
CricInfo.com, the world’s leading cricket site, has teamed up with betting specialist bet365 to provide its users with a comprehensive global betting service.
Horse racing - 10 Jan 2002
Keith Brown Chairman of the Racecourse Association [RCA] has used his annual New Year's message to Britain's 59 racecourses to highlight both the achievements of 2001 and the increasing uncertainty that faces racing in 2002.
Horse racing - 20 Dec 2001
Construction equipment giant JCB will make its debut as a sponsor of horseracing by backing the Grade One JCB Triumph Hurdle, which is run at Cheltenham Racecourse on the last day of the National Hunt Festival, Thursday, March 14, 2002.
Horse racing - 11 Dec 2001
attheraces, the horseracing media rights company, today launched its racing information and betting website, which precedes the launch of the attheraces digital television channel next May.
22 Nov 2001
TradingSports, the new platform for interactive sports gaming and betting, has today announced an exciting partnership with WSM, the specialist sports brand-building consultancy, to develop and implement a worldwide marketing strategy for the product.
Horse racing - 22 Nov 2001
An industry forum will be held on Wednesday 5 December 2001 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, St James, London to look into procedures for the reporting of on-course betting markets.
Horse racing - 22 Nov 2001
attheraces plc today announced that its website www.attheraces.co.uk has successfully completed extensive testing and audit procedures with the Tote. The Company is therefore launching the site on Tuesday, 11th December.
Horse racing - 19 Nov 2001
BBC Worldwide and attheraces have concluded a groundbreaking deal for BBC Worldwide to handle the non-betting international broadcast distribution rights for all race meetings held at 49 British racecourses contracted to attheraces.
Horse racing - 15 Oct 2001
The British Horseracing Board today reaffirmed its desire to secure a satisfactory comprehensive settlement covering the levy and the commercial mechanism (including pictures for UK betting shops) by 31st October 2001. But BHB will only agree to such a settlement if a number of key conditions are met.
15 Oct 2001
The Press Association (PA), the national news agency for the UK and Ireland, has announced the sale of its 50% interest in PA Sporting Life Limited, the company's joint venture with Trinity Mirror plc. PA Sporting Life Limited has been sold to ukbetting plc, the digital betting operator, for £1 million.
15 Oct 2001
KirchMedia, one of Europe’s leading media groups, today announced its financial re-sults for the six months to June 30, 2001 in light of the intended merger with ProSiebenSat.1 in 2002.
04 Oct 2001
Yell.com has announced that Sportinglife.com has won the prestigious title of Best Sports Site at the Yell.com/Awards 2001 - the people's choice of the 'best on the Net'. David Annat, managing director of Sportinglife.com, was presented with the award at a glittering ceremony on October 3rd 2001.
Horse racing - 14 Sep 2001
The Press Association (PA) has been appointed official collector and distributor of on-course information by the British Horseracing Board (BHB) and the Racecourse Association (RCA). The service, which comes into effect on May 1 2002, will include live betting services and results.
10 Sep 2001
Telewest and Global Interactive Gaming (GIG) today announced a collaboration to provide the first interactive live action betting service on digital TV. It combines Telewest's broadband network with GIG's advanced, patent-protected interactive gaming system.
Snooker - 05 Sep 2001
Stan James Bookmakers are to sponsor the 2001 British Open, which starts at the Telewest Arena in Newcastle later this month.
Horse racing - 31 Aug 2001
The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has appointed Robert Hughes for a second term as Chairman of the Horserace Betting Levy Board.
Motor racing - 30 Aug 2001
FAENZA, ITALY, AUGUST 29, 2001 – European Minardi F1 is today pleased to announce that Magnum Corporation Berhad has become a major sponsor of the team.
01 Aug 2001
Sports.com Limited, Europe's leading Internet and mobile data provider of sports content and publisher of www.sports.com, Europe’s most visited sports site, today announced an expanded agreement with Oddset, the online sports betting arm of Deutsche Lotto and Toto Block.
25 Jul 2001
Welcoming British Sky Broadcasting Group's second quarter fiancial results Chief Executive Tony Ball said: 'Sky's operating profit has increased by 88% to £160 million. We continue to add record numbers of subscribers and increase the average revenue per subscriber'.
18 Jul 2001
Sports.com Limited, Europe's leading Internet and mobile data provider of sports content and publisher of www.sports.com, Europe’s most visited sports site, today announced a further $13 million (£9.3 million) in equity funding from existing investors, including SportsLine.com, Inc (Nasdaq:SPLN), Soros Private Equity Partners and IMG.
Horse racing - 01 Jun 2001
Following a Board meeting this morning BHB Chairman, Peter Savill, said: 'After a lengthy review of the current position in respect of the Go Racing contract, the Board unanimously concluded that it is in the best interests of Racing for it to continue to operate an open direct licensing policy for all users of its pre-race data'.
Horse racing - 14 May 2001
By the expiry of Go Racing's Friday 11th May 2001 deadline, the consortium is delighted to confirm that a further 17 British racecourses have joined forces with Go Racing.
09 May 2001
British Sky Broadcasting has released its third quarter financial results and has reported a 27 per cent increase in revenues to £1.7 billion ($2.4 billion).
Horse racing - 04 May 2001
Go Racing is delighted to confirm that, following the enthusiastic vote for the consortium’s contract by the RCA earlier this week, it has now reached the necessary level of acceptances from Britain's 59 racecourses to trigger its deal to acquire media and related rights to British racing.
Horse racing - 03 May 2001
BHB Managing Director, Chris Reynolds, commenting on the RCA’s recommendation of the Go Racing contract to racecourses, said today:
04 Apr 2001
Sportinglife.com and Totalbet.com believe they have created the best customer environment for online betting in Europe with two exciting relaunches.
28 Mar 2001
Orad Hi–Tec Systems, the virtual advertising company, has revealed its full-year financial results for 2000, showing a 53-per-cent increase in net revenues up to $22.1 million from $14.5 million in 1999.
08 Mar 2001
Commenting on the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Budget speech today, BHB Secretary-General Tristram Ricketts said: 'We are very pleased that the Chancellor has responded so positively to the strong representations from the British Racing and betting industries.
Golf - 07 Mar 2001
World number one Karrie Webb, the odds-on favourite for the AAMI Women's Australian Open, today called on the corporate world to give more support to women's golf events 'down under'.
15 Feb 2001
Sports.com Limited, Europe’s leading Internet and mobile data provider of sports content and publisher of www.sports.com, Europe’s most visited sports site, has today announced the launch of a full online betting service in the United Kingdom.
07 Feb 2001
BSkyB achieves 5 million DTH subscriber target early as the company reports 5,051,000 DTH subscribers as at 31 December 2000
Table tennis - 30 Jan 2001
Sportingbet, the first British based company to offer a tax-free Internet betting service has announced that it is to sponsor the English Open Table Tennis Championships 2001.
09 Jan 2001
Orad Develops New Horse Racing Product
Rugby union - 05 Dec 2000
NTL in Programme and Sponsorship Deal With British Lions
20 Nov 2000
Rivals.net Establishes Betting Service
Horse racing - 16 Nov 2000
NTL Goes Exclusive With Go Racing Bid<br>
Horse racing - 06 Nov 2000
Chepstow Racecourse £4m Redevelopment Loan Approved
03 Nov 2000
BSkyB Reveals Third-Quarter Results
Horse racing - 01 Nov 2000
Arena Leisure Consortium Plans £750m Jackpot for British Racing
26 Oct 2000
Orad Announces Revenues Up 76 Per Cent
Horse racing - 18 Oct 2000
British Horseracing Board Reveals New Funding Plan
Soccer - 18 Oct 2000
Sportal Launches Pan-European Soccer League Table
Horse racing - 12 Oct 2000
Arena Leisure signs exclusive deal with BSkyB and Channel 4 <br>
Horse racing - 11 Oct 2000
Direct Answers Sponsors Cheltenham Feature Race
Horse racing - 03 Oct 2000
New Tote Sponsorship for Cheltenham
Olympics - 11 Sep 2000
IOC Ethics Commission Seeks Ban on Athletes Betting
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