September 20 – The rapid rise of the women’s game and the profile of the Women’s World Cup has prompted the UK government to call for a number of top tier women’s events to be added to the country’s ‘listed’ sports events that must be broadcast in free-to-air television.
September 20 – On Tuesday the UEFA Champions League kicked off in a fluorescent blaze of orange and yellows with a new adidas ball. Last night it was the turn of Japanese manufacturer Molten to launch its 2019/20 ball into the Europe League competition.
September 19: Italian giants Juventus have announced 10bet as the club’s official gaming and betting partner in a three-year deal.
September 18 – Major League Soccer has signed a multi-year partnership with BodyArmor making the brand the league’s official sports drink partner in the US, starting with the 2020 season.
September 18 – Monster Energy is making inroads into the Premier League having signed on both Everton and Leicester City as their Official Energy Drink partners.
By Paul Nicholson
September 17 – Football rights owners have issued another demand to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, satellite distributor Arabsat and IPTV platforms to stop the broadcast of pirate TV channel beoutQ that has been stealing their rights and rebroadcasting across the region.
September 17 – Galatasaray have become the latest club to partner with Socios.com for a step into the brave new world of cryptocurrency fan tokens. They are the first Turkish club to do so.
September 16 – With the Champions League group stages kicking off this week, UEFA has released a 1 billion interaction social media stat that makes shows the European club showpiece outperformed all other major events in 2019 by more than 30%.
September 16 – Premier League Leicester City have confirmed Asian gaming business Yabo Sports as an official club partner.
September 13 – Bookmaker BetCity has become AS Monaco’s official regional betting partner for Russia in a two-season deal.
September 11 – Pirate broadcaster Rojadirecta has been judged illegal in Denmark and will now be blocked by internet providers. The decision by a Danish court comes after a joint complaint by LaLiga and Danish copyright protection agency RettighedsAlliancen.
September 12 – Premier League Watford’s shirt sponsor Sportsbet.io has given over the sleeve position on the club shirt to display the Bitcoin logo (₿) as part of a new educational campaign to boost awareness and applications of cryptocurrency.
September 11 – The troubled UK TV deal for LaLiga’s live broadcast rights has now found a multi-platform solution with Premier Sports in a deal that will see live matches on Premier Sports 1 and 2, as well as LaLigaTV as a standalone channel as part of the Premier Sports package.
September 11 – Arsenal have signed German brew Ganzberg as its Official Beer Partner in Cambodia.
September 3 – Chelsea and Liverpool have followed Tottenham Hotspurs’s lead earlier this month and ended their sponsorships with Russian online betting firm 1xBet.