Sponsorship & Marketing

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.

Alternative Investment Market (AIM)-listed sports player management and marketing agency Proactive Sports Group has reported a total of 36 player transfer deals in its football division since being admitted to AIM in May this year.

Premier One Racing – the new motorsports series featuring Formula One-style cars racing in the livery of Europe’s top soccer clubs – has signed its first deal with a top Portugese club.

The Australian National Basketball League has cemented its multi-million-dollar deal with sports marketing company Sportsworld Media Group.

Sportsworld Media Group, the London-based sports marketing group, has finalised its $3m (B

The British Tourist Authority (BTA) has signed a two-year partnership deal with soccer’s English FA Premier League and its new sponsor Barclaycard, designed to promote Britain as a top tourist destination and boost visitor numbers.

Rivals.net, the UK dedicated sports fan website backed by Chrysalis, is to launch a new soccer magazine called The Score.

Sportech, the UK-based holding company for gaming giant Littlewoods Leisure, has signed a sponsorship deal with ITV’s interactive soccer coverage for an undisclosed sum.

The World Anti-Doping Agency will locate its permanent headquarters in Montreal, with the aim of improving the credibility and effectiveness of its war on the use of drugs in sports.

English Premiership soccer club Chelsea has denied it is having problems filling its £1million-a-season ($1.45m/B

Unilever – which includes amongst its brands Flora, long-time sponsor of the London Marathon - has appointed the sponsorship strategy consultancy Redmandarin to lead the development of best practice sponsorship guidelines for use by all its regions and brands worldwide.

US Spanish-language network Univision Communications has promoted from within with the appointment of Ray Rodriguez to the new role of president and CEO of the media company.

Shoxygen Sports Marketing, the interactive online marketing solutions company for advertisers and publishers, has announced that AllianceSports/Rivals.com, Swell.com, Snowboarding.com and Boarding.com will be joining its network of sports related websites.