Tag: Premier League

Barclays profits down 19% on year

Barclays profits down 19% on year

Banking giant Barclays has today announced that pre-tax profits for the first nine months of the year declined by 19% to £4.542 billion compared with the same period a year ago. However, excluding one-off gains and losses in the period, profits soared by £2.3 billion to £4.4 billion, due to a strong performance from Barclays [...]

November 10, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Barclays buys Standard Life Bank for £226m

Barclays buys Standard Life Bank for £226m

Banking giant Barclays has agreed to buy Standard Life Bank for £226 million. Standard Life Bank, which is the savings division of Edinburgh-based life insurance company Standard Life, has just 287,000 savings accounts, an £8.8 billion loan book and 78,000 mortgage accounts. The banking arm is no longer part of the insurer’s long-term plans for [...]

October 26, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Barclays agrees 3-year Premier League deal

Barclays agrees 3-year Premier League deal

Barclays has confirmed a 3-year title sponsorship deal of the Premier League worth £82.25 million. The deal will run from the 2010-11 season until the end of the 2012-13 season. The banking giant has sponsored the Premier League since 2004 and their current three-year contract is worth £65.8 million, but expires next year. Barclays is [...]

October 25, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Broadcasters put together bids for Setanta live games

Broadcasters put together bids for Setanta live games

It was announced over the weekend that Irish pay-TV sports broadcaster Setanta had been unable to meet its financial obligations and had therefore lost its rights to broadcast 46 Premier League football matches next season. As a result, broadcasters are now putting together bids for the live games and have a deadline of later today. [...]

June 22, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Premier League terminates Setanta agreement

Premier League terminates Setanta agreement

Irish pay-TV sports broadcaster Setanta has been unable to meet its financial obligations and has therefore lost its rights to broadcast 46 Premier League football matches next season. The loss of the rights will prove to be disastrous for Setanta since the Premier League games are the main reason its customers subscribe. As a result, [...]

June 21, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Setanta has Friday deadline to pay £30m or lose match rights

Setanta has Friday deadline to pay £30m or lose match rights

Irish pay-TV sports broadcaster Setanta has been told to pay £30 million by Friday 19 June or lose its rights to broadcast 46 live football matches next season. The English Premier League has told the struggling broadcaster to meet its financial obligations or it will sell the rights. In a statement, the Premier League said [...]

June 15, 2009 | 0 Comments More