Sponsorship & Marketing

Ever wanted information on former baseball players? A new web site aims to keeep fans informed.

CricInfo.com, the digital cricket information company, has told sportbusiness.com that it has as big a chance of renewing its internet broadcasting rights to English cricket despite competing bids from the BBC and Channel 4.

NFL club the Denver Broncos has signed a two-year outsourced managed hosting contract with internet managers AppliedTheory.

UK broadband TV company Video Networks has become the exclusive video-on-demand partner for England’s Premier League soccer league.

Former US President Bill Clinton wanted to be the $3 million man of Brisbane's Goodwill Games.

In recent years, the meteoric rise of technology, telecom and media (TMT) shares on the world's stock markets has changed the face of Formula One sponsorship. The recent downfall in the sector is now hurting the sport as it struggles keep sponsors.

Bob McClaren, the president of business operations at baseball club Houston Astros, will leave the franchise at the end of the season.

Figures released by national industry organisation Asociacion Brasilena de Telecomunicaciones por Suscripcion (ABTA) have shown that the number of pay-TV subscribers in Brazil rose by 3 percent in this year’s first quarter.

Financial services brand Discover Card has expanded its marketing tie-up with broadcaster ESPN for coverage of US college football.

The NFL Quarterback Club has made a financial investment in Canadian artificial grass manufacturers FieldTurf as part of a larger investment in the company by AIG Horizon Partners, LLC

Global sports marketing company Octagon has formed a strategic marketing partnership with the sports performance enhancement company LPG.

Attheraces, the new name for the Go Racing consortium backed by Arena Leisure, BSkyB and Carlton Communications, has appointed three additional members of the senior management team to supplement last month’s recruitment of marketing director Gavin Bisdee.

Sportsworld Media, the London-based sports marketing group, is rumoured to be on the brink of being appointed as the media and marketing agent for the Australian National Basketball League (NBL).

English soccer’s Premier League and Barclaycard have signed a two-year partnership deal with the British Tourist Authority designed to promote Britain as a top tourist destination.

The Malaysian Hockey Federation (MHF) is hoping to raise US$3 million (B

Satellite channel British Eurosport scored its highest ever TV ratings for its coverage of the World Athletics Championships from Edmonton, Canada.

US broadcaster Fox has unveiled its advertising rates for next year’s SuperBowl with a 30-second spot costing as much as $2.5million (B

NBA team the Seattle Sonics is to unveil a new team logo and strip next week in a bid to reflect the change in management and whip up support in the team – and has just signed a new exclusive TV deal.

England's Football Association is considering dropping its title sponsorship of the England team.

24dogs, the digital greyhound racing service owned by Wembley plc, has launched the Greyhound Racing SuperLeague after securing internet rights for 22 of the top 25 UK greyhound racetracks.

Galaxy, the amalgamated company of Umbro Canada, Umbro Factory Outlet, and NNA Sports Marketing, has completed its reverse takeover of Galaxy Energy Corp and will trade on the Canadian Venture Exchange (CDNX).

Toronto could lose the $2.95million (B

The US women’s soccer league is heading into the end of season play-offs for its inaugural season having exceeded attendance expectations, but it has fallen short in the television ratings.

Spending on gambling is expected to rise by 21 percent in the five years between 1999 and 2004, according to a survey carried out by UK-based market research company Mintel.