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Inclusive experience: 'I thought sport could be slightly polarizing so for the first year we didn't have sports, but then I thought about it, the value of one match in this pub pretty much pays for itself,' Clement Ogbonnaya explained

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‘When we show football here, it's a community event’

By MA Editorial

Clement Ogbonnaya of south London pub, the Prince of Peckham, explains how he’s successfully introduced live sport to his inclusive, community venue on the border between north and south Peckham.

Kick-off: Tottenham will face defending Premier League champions live on Amazon Prime on 16 December

Amazon Prime confirms 2020/21 Premier League fixtures

By Stuart Stone

Amazon has confirmed which fixtures from the forthcoming Premier League season will be exclusively broadcast via its Prime Video service after the 2020/21 schedule was revealed on 20 August.

Pub discount: 'during this time we are committed to supporting our customers and helping them get back to business in a sustainable way,' BT Sport’s Bruce Cuthbert said

BT Sport to remain free for pubs throughout July

By Stuart Stone

BT Sport has announced that it will remain free for pubs and clubs until August – meaning partners will have free access to what remains of the broadcaster’s Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup coverage this season.

Non-contact sport? 'Unsurprisingly, fans have missed sport, particularly the connection, community and camaraderie it brings', according to MatchPint's co-founder Dom Collingwood

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Get ready for Premier League kick-off (part 2)

By Stuart Stone

With a Premier League kick-off scheduled for 17 June and pubs slated to start opening less than a month later, what challenges could the return of live sport pose operators?

League restart: 92 outstanding Premier League fixtures are to be played across six weekends and three midweek rounds before a provisional end date on 25 July

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Premier League season to resume on 17 June

By Stuart Stone

The Premier League has revealed that the 2019-20 season will return from lockdown on 17 June – just 18 days before some pubs are slated to reopen.

Billing suspended: BT has said it will make a “goodwill gesture” for the next fortnight

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BT and Sky Sports suspend billings

By Emily Hawkins

Broadcasters Sky and BT Sport have announced they will suspend billing on their services for pubs.

Sporting disruption: pubs may be prevented from screening live sport if games are played behind closed doors

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Pubs could be barred from showing live sport

By Stuart Stone

Publicans may be prevented from screening live sport if fans are banned from attending fixtures amid fears of ‘moving crowds from stadiums to pubs’ and continuing the spread of Covid-19, according to reports.

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The MA Podcast – Ep 4

Fuller's boss Simon Emeny on the future of the pubco

By MA Podcast

In the fourth episode of The MA Podcast, Ed Bedington talks to Fuller's boss Simon Emeny about the pubco's future, threats to the trade and why we should be celebrating success.

Seconds out: White collar boxing must be regulated correctly

Licensing Hub – Legal with Poppleston Allen

Pubs and white collar boxing: avoid a knockout blow

By Poppleston Allen

The Institute of Licensing is conducting a survey on white collar boxing, after being contacted by a media company working on a documentary on the subject.

Sport in 2020: a look ahead to a year of sport featuring this summer's Euro 2020 and Tokyo Olympics

Pubs preparing for 'another a bumper year of sport'

By Stuart Stone

Ahead of a huge year of sport in 2020, The Morning Advertiser spoke to pub operators and industry experts about the events they hope will boost their bottom line in the next 12 months.

Inauspicious start: while Amazon is arguably too big to fail here, leaving publicans out in the cold feels like an unnecessary misstep, according to Dom Collingwood (L)

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Amazon needs to be transparent for pubs to use services

By Dom Collingwood

It’s not been the most encouraging entry to the market from Amazon with a dearth of information and a disappointing lack of transparency, says Matchpint co-founder Dom Collingwood.

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