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Sports Round-Up | Burnley, MotoGP, Extreme E

A round-up of today's breaking sports business news stories including, Burnley's search for anew shirt sponsor, MotoGP's BT Sport extension, Extreme E's SNTV broadcast deal and much more...

Burnley looking for new shirt sponsor

Burnley FC are said to be looking for a replacement front-of-shirt sponsorship after current shirt sponsor LoveBet reported suffering 'serious financial difficulties' brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Reports have claimed that the club has approached agents in Asia with regards to a deal for the rest of this season and the entire 2021/22 campaign.

MotoGP to stay on BT Sport until 2024

MotoGP has extended its broadcasting deal with BT Sport for another three-years until 2024, a year that will take the partnership to 10 years in collaboration.

Manel Arroyo, managing director at MotoGP owner Dorna Sports, said: “BT Sport are one of our most important partners and we are delighted to see MotoGP remain with them until at least 2024, securing top quality coverage for the sport in one of our most important markets.”

Extreme E adds SNTV to broadcast deal

SNTV has signed up to be a part of Extreme E's broadcasting portfolio.

Ali Russell, Chief Marketing Officer at Extreme E, said: “SNTV is a partner that will help give Extreme E global reach and exposure through its connections and expertise. Not only will they support sharing the racing action, they will use hybrid storytelling to share a wide variety of content the series has to offer.

W Series appoints Stoddart-Scott as new director of communications

The W Series has appointed former England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) head of communications Jennie Stoddart-Scott as its new director of communications.

"W Series is less than three years old but its growth in that time, particularly against the backdrop of the ongoing global health crisis, has been extraordinary,” said Stoddart-Scott.

“I feel incredibly privileged to be able to play a part in helping W Series to realise its mission to inspire more girls and women to be a part of motorsport and ultimately, to empower them to compete at the highest levels of the sport.

FIG's Parkour World Championships postponed again

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has confirmed the postponement of its inaugural Parkour World Championships in Hiroshima for a second time due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"In view of current travel restrictions and difficulties, the FIG considers the most appropriate option to be rescheduling the Parkour Worlds to a later period so as to enable the participation of athletes from all the countries which were expected to take part," the FIG said.

Author: Jake Wilkin

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