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How sport fans engage with social media

How sport fans engage with social media | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

Social media plays a larger role than ever in the lives of sports fans around the worldYouTube is an endless source of video highlights and bloopersTwitter is a gigantic news wire.


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BBC to air women's Euro matches

BBC to air women's Euro matches | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it
The BBC is to broadcast all of England's Uefa European Women's Championship games when the team heads to Sweden in July.
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The BBC announces a new watershed in the coverage of women's sport.

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BT considering up to three sports channels

BT is planning to roll out as many as three television channels to broadcast the football, rugby and other sports content it has acquired for almost £1bn in recent months. The UK telecoms group, which is close to signing up to rent a large studio in the former International Broadcast Centre in the Olympic Park at Stratford, east London, is planning at least two sports channels.
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iPlayer gets live radio sport boost

iPlayer gets live radio sport boost | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it

Programme requests on the BBC’s catch-up service, the iPlayer, were up 38% year-on-year in July to 242 million with sports content boosting live viewing. Sport resulted in the proportion of live requests to TV and radio going up month-over-month to 15% and 85% respectively with the Wimbledon men’s tennis final alone generating almost 800,000 requests via iPlayer – in addition to views on the BBC Sport site. The Ashes cricket helped the BBC hit a record 77 million radio requests in July, with requests from mobiles also the highest they have ever been.

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The social media battle

The social media battle | Broadcast Sport | Scoop.it
The fifth part of this series looking at sportstars, social media and issues surrounding reputation management comes from qualitative interviews with those in the industry.
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Swiss consider amending laws to fight corruption in sport

Switzerland is considering tightening the rules to prevent match-fixing and cheating in sport, including possibly amending legislation to make Swiss-based international associations subject to Swiss criminal law.

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