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ScotLife to sponsor pay-per-view football broadcasts

Scottish Life has signed an exclusive deal with Sky Premiership Plus to sponsor the digital channel&#39s pay-per-view coverage of Premier League football.

From this week, Scot Life will sponsor all 40 live games each season on Sky Premiership Plus until 2004. It will then review the contract.

In a move which marks the first time that top-flight football has been broadcast on a pay-per-view basis, each of the 20 Premiership clubs will have between one and six of their games shown live.

Scottish Life chief executive Brian Duffin says: “Scottish Life has been associated with Sky Sports for several years through our sponsorship of Sky&#39s coverage of European PGA Tour golf tournaments.

That deal played a significant part in raising our profile and we are confident this partnership will boost awareness to even higher levels.”


Crucial sections of the Sandler Report

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Split-caps in covenant risk

Split-capital investment trusts could be in danger of breaching their covenants if stockmarkets continue to plummetWith the sector already under pressure, analysts have warned that further market falls will increase split-cap gearing levels, in many cases sending them over their bank&#39s agreed limits.But Christows head of investment trusts Nick Greenwood believes banks are likely to […]

Old Mutual appoints new fund head

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Recovery delayed but not destroyed

Fund managers are optimistic about the prospects of recovery on global stockmarkets, despite the terrorist attacks.The FTSE 100 and the Dow Jones indices were both down by almost 6 per cent at the start of this week in reaction to last week&#39s devastation.But while fund managers expect many individual sectors, such as airline stocks, to […]

The fifteen-year itch

By Neil Jones Technical support manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team. Canada Life offers a range of wealth management solutions, including retirement income planning, estate planning and investment solutions from a choice of jurisdictions, including the UK, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland. The treatment of non-UK domiciles that are resident in […]


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