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UK commercial broadcaster ITV’s exclusive rights deal for British horse racing will provide the sport with an even greater audience reach according to Simon Bazalgette, chief executive of the Jockey Club.

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4 will replace public-service broadcaster the BBC as the free-to-air rights-holder of the Formula One motor-racing world championship from the start of next season, it was announced this (Monday) morning.

Racecourse Media Group, the holding company responsible for media and data rights involving 34 of the UK’s premier racecourses, is to delay the announcement of its next cycle of domestic rights until the New Year, with rival commercial broadcasters ITV and Channel 4 going head-to-head, according to the Daily Mail newspaper.

Aintree Racecourse, host of UK horseracing’s showpiece event the Grand National, has confirmed that the 2016 edition of the race will start an hour later than in previous years in an effort to help increase television audience figures.

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4 has acquired a minority stake in sports production company Whisper Films.

The IPC Swimming division of the International Paralympic Committee has said a record level of broadcast coverage has been secured for the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships, which got underway today (Monday) in Glasgow, Scotland.

Mike Kiernan, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, looks at television audiences for Super Bowl XLIX

UK political party Labour is considering plans to increase the number of sporting events included on the ‘crown jewels’ list reserved for broadcast on free-to-air television, according to the Independent.

Jamie Aitchison, the commissioning editor for sport at UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4, has been appointed to the newly-created role of commercial and development director at London-based broadcast media agency Aurora Media Worldwide.

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4 will air a programme documenting this year’s Yorkshire Marathon.

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4 has acquired rights for the Armoy Road Races motorcycling event in Northern Ireland.

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4 is to follow up on its coverage of the 2014 winter Paralympic Games earlier this year by broadcasting a host of major para-sport events this summer.

Channel 4 has agreed a deal with IMG to bring the agency’s weekly magazine programme, Trans World Sport, back to the UK commercial broadcaster.

BBC keeps ATP for two more years to keep sponsors happy

Eurosport set to tie up French Open in long-term deal to cement its grip on grand slam tennis

Pauline McVey, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, examines television audiences in Europe for the last month’s World Athletics Championships in Moscow T

Fox buys NFL across Europe but will not launch US sports channel

The NFL explains why the UK is a key growth market