Questions raised about BSJA.TV website

  • Officials from the British Show Jumping Association (BSJA) will meet the owner of a new website that bears a strong resemblance to BSJA branding this month.

    Bsja.tv — British Show Jumping Action Television — is the brainchild of The Hand EC owner Nick Davies. The website broadcasts action from the eight venues that make up the Premier Centres’ Association (news, 12 April).

    Mr Davies, who funds the site himself, said the BSJA had been supportive of his idea, but had expressed some concern over the design.

    He explained: “After buying the domain name, I spoke to the BSJA about the site and they thought it was great. But after I did a mock-up page, they contacted me saying the look was very familiar. I did this not to deceive or offend, but because I want the site to be associated with the BSJA’s success.”

    BSJA chief executive Jacky Wood said the organisation’s name was a protected brand, but added: “We will be meeting Nick and our marketing team on 21 May and I fully expect us to find a way forward.”

    This news report was first published in Horse & Hound (10 May, ’07)

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