Eurosport Turns to Aldernay for Gambling Licence

Published Tuesday, July 14, 2009 -

Has the Alderney Gambling Control Commission become the base line for licencing operators in Europe? Among the other licensing operators such as the UK Gambling Commission, Gibraltar and Isle of Man the Alderney Gambling Control Commission has definitely steppped up it's efforts to see the world of online gambling become respectable and safe for all concerns. Back in March of this year Eurosport turned to Alderney for licensing registration. Eurosport is a European sports network, available in 54 countries and broadcasting in 20 different languages, owned and operated by the TF1 group, Eurosport was launched in 1989 as a joint venture between the European Broadcasting Union and Sky Television.

Well known with many European sports bettors, EuroSport announced it will be launching a new website as part of a joint venture with Serendipity Investment SAS of France, which was recently given clearance by the European Commission according to EU merger regulations. Serendipity Investment SAS is a principal investment firm specializing in late stage, mature, and middle market investments in the media sector.

Eurosport back in 2007 launched a facility in Hong Kong which serves as the regional hub for its Asia-Pacific channel, it is the network's second master control room for the region in order to create optimum broadcasting flexibility between European and Pan-Asian time zones. Eurosport broadcasts more than 300 days of live programming per year in the Asia-Pacific region from sporting events around the world.

Managing Director, for Eurosport Asia-Pacific Arjan Hoekstra, said back then, "our goal is to make our unique combination of live, professional sporting events available to every family in the Asia-Pacific region. We have chosen Hong Kong as our Asia-Pacific headquarters due to its central location and we look forward to bringing as many different sports to as many different people as possible.¨

Robin Le Prevost, who is the head of Alderney's e-Commerce Development, " was thrilled with the new development that Eurosport has taken on adding Eurosport to a growing number of high profile clients. And while one could speculate about Alderney's close proximity to France in being a reason for Eurosport to turn to Alderney in the first place, the fact of the matter is that the Alderney Gambling Control Commission is undoubtedly qualified and ready for the task at hand."

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