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Great British Pub Awards 2013

Great British Pub Awards 2013: Party pics

By Mike Berry

The BT Sport Great British Pub Awards 2013 is a celebration of all that is excellent in the pub trade, where the best publicans in the industry receive much-deserved acclaim for their outstanding efforts.

BT Sport: the new channels are set to launch today

BT Sport launches today

By Gurjit Degun

BT Sport is set to launch at 6pm today, and will be free to view on the first day for anyone with Freeview, TV from BT or Sky.

Sky Sports: it is to freeze prices for pubs again

Sky announces pub subscription prices for next season

By Rob Willock

Sky is freezing subscription prices of its Sky Ultimate TV sports package for pubs “until at least June 2014” and offering half-price deals for new customers until the end of September.

New McCoy’s crisp flavours hit the bullseye

New McCoy’s crisp flavours hit the bullseye

By Robyn Black

Two new darts-inspired flavours of McCoy’s crisps will be launched this year as part of a campaign to build on the brand’s £2m deal with the Professional Darts Corporation.

Deal: Carlsberg to become Official Beer Partner of the Premier League

Carlsberg to sponsor Premier League

By John Harrington

Carlsberg, the international brewer, has signed a three-year deal to be the Official Beer Partner of the Barclays Premier League.

Cheaper Sky sports for pubs stocking Coors brands

Sky strikes deal with Molson Coors

By Robyn Black

A new deal between Sky and brewer Molson Coors offers independent outlets up to one-third off the price of their Sky subscription, a freeze on the price of Carling until December 2013 and free WiFi.

The Big Interview: Karen Murphy

The Big Interview: Karen Murphy

"I don’t like football. It bores me to tears, sorry.” Coming from a landlady who successfully fought a six-year legal battle against the Premier League for the right to show cheap televised football in her pub, these words were somewhat unexpected.

Licensees need an answer on satellite footy saga, says Mike Berry

Keep your eye on the ball

By Mike Berry

They think it’s all over... it is now for Karen Murphy. The final whistle has blown on her six-year legal battle against her conviction for using foreign satellite services to show live Premier League football in her Portsmouth pub, the Red, White &...

Murphy case: Copyright issue left open

Murphy case: Copyright issue left open

By MIchelle Perrett

Licensees showing Premier League football games without copyright material “would appear” to not be liable for prosecution, claims the PMA’s legal editor Peter Coulson.

Murphy wins case against Premier League

Murphy wins case against Premier League

By Adam Pescod

Portsmouth landlady Karen Murphy has claimed victory today in her long-running legal battle with the Premier League over foreign satellite football.

'No real winners' in recent satellite footy case, says Coulson

Pub footy: Kitchin-sink drama goes on

By Peter Coulson

It is not surprising that initial reactions in the trade to the latest round of the satellite TV football arguments appear rather confused (the PMA’s front page last week)

Copyright issue: Suppliers seeking 'risk free solution'

Euroview suspend services after pub footy ruling

By Adam Pescod

A major supplier of foreign satellite decoder cards and set-top boxes has suspended operations to “make changes to its service” following a recent High Court ruling on pub football broadcasts.

Action: licensee convicted over football broadcasts

Essex licensee convicted for dishonest broadcasts

By Adam Pescod

An Essex licensee has been ordered to pay over £19k in fines and costs after being convicted for showing Premier League and international matches via Sky Sports without a commercial viewing agreement.