Premier League to make its big screen debut in US movie theatres

NBC Sports and Premier LeagueBy Ben Nicholson
July 24 - NBC Sports, who own the Barclays Premier League broadcasting rights in the US, have teamed up with Fathom Events, a renowned alternative entertainment industry company that offers "one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theatres", to bring the Barclays Premier League to 33 movie theatres across the USA. The pair has struck a deal to show the games on the big screen starting on the opening day of the season, August 16.

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Man City revamp and relaunch global loyalty scheme for its Cityzens

CityzensJuly 22 – English Premier League champions Manchester City have launched a new membership and loyalty scheme, Cityzens, costing £35 per year for adults and £25 for under 16s.

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Huawei unveils first Arsenal 4G smartphone

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 11.29.36July 21 – Chinese telecommunications specialist Huawei has unveiled its first Arsenal smartphone as part of a multi-million pound sponsorship deal that was signed in January and will see the brand as the Official Smartphone Partner of the north London club until the end of season 2015/16.

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Hull City break sponsorship record with two-year 12Bet deal

Hull City and 12BetBy Mark Baber
July 18 - 12BET, the sports betting brand, have confirmed a new two-year sponsorship of Hull City Tigers. The sponsorship is the largest in the club's history, following a successful season in the Premier League and an FA Cup run that saw the club make it all the way to the final, though not to lift the trophy.

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Manchester United sign Adidas to record £750m kit deal

Manchester United3By Mark Baber
July 14 - Manchester United and Adidas have agreed the biggest ever deal in sports licensing history as the German sportswear giant will sponsor the United kit as technical sponsor and dual branded licensing partner. The deal is for a minimum of £75 million ($128 million) a year for the next ten years, beginning with the 2015-2016 season.

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Nike end Man Utd kit deal as club target a £600m partner

ManUtd 2014 kitBy Mark Baber
July 9 - Nike has confirmed that they will not be bidding for the right to sponsor Manchester United kits. The 2014-15 kit, unveiled on Monday, will be the last made by Nike, bringing a 13-year relationship to an end.

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Money makes the boardrooms go round at English clubs

Boardroom cashBy Paul Nicholson
July 8 - English club ownership continues to attract investors though the anticipated sale of Premier League Aston Villa by its American owner Randy Lerner has faltered. Neighbouring Premier League club West Bromwich Albion has seen ownership control shift further to chairman Jeremy Peace, while mercurial sports entrepreneur Barry Hearn has sold his League 2 club Leyton Orient to Italian businessman Francesco Becchetti.

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Man Utd treads a new path in Taipei with football camps

Man utd soccer schoolsJuly 8 - Manchester United FC are extending their reach into Taiwan, China by launching their first ever football camp in the Taipei Municipal Stadium. Their Official tyre partner of China and Russia, Federal Tyres is sponsoring 32 children aged 6-14 to take part in one of two 3-day camps.

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Premier League clubs sign up to health sponsorship plan

PruHealth VitalityJune 18 - Three leading Premier League clubs have signed new season sponsorship deals with leading health insurance provider PruHealth and PruProtect to promote their healthy lifestyle insurance and rewards product Vitality.

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