Monday newspaper round-up: Betting companies, British Airways, Netflix

by | Jul 17, 2023

(Sharecast News) – Betting company logos appear as often as 3,500 times during the course of a televised football match, the majority on pitchside hoardings, prompting renewed scepticism about top-flight clubs’ plan to give up front-of-shirt betting ads only. A study led by psychology experts from four universities measured the volume of gambling adverts during 10 matches that took place last season, featuring every Premier League club. – Guardian
Some of the UK’s largest investors have backtracked on their support for a shareholder resolution that would force the big oil companies to cut their carbon emissions, according to a campaign group. Asset managers at Legal & General, abrdn and Janus Henderson voted against the climate resolutions put forward by Follow This, a Dutch shareholder activist group, at the annual general meetings of the US oil companies Chevron and ExxonMobil this year, having voted in favour of them in previous years. – Guardian

British Airways (BA) is bringing back free cups of tea and coffee for economy customers on some of its short haul flights this summer, six years after a cost-saving drive axed the service. Sean Doyle, chief executive of BA, announced the measure by telling staff “we want to surprise and delight customers,” in a message first reported by the Sunday Times. – Telegraph

A record number of people are paying to use Netflix, the streaming service is expected to reveal this week, after it began a crackdown on password sharing and released a cheaper tier with adverts. Analysts estimate that the company added 1.8 million subscribers in the last quarter, a modest increase that would take its paying audience to about 234.5 million. – The Times

Tesco is pushing suppliers to pass on savings from falling costs as Britain’s biggest supermarket sets out to cut prices more aggressively than its rivals. In a presentation to its grocery suppliers on Thursday, Tesco characterised the market as moving from “inflation to deflation” and made clear it intended to lead on price cuts. – The Times

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