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Matchroom Boxing on the brink of finalising ‘nine figure’ DAZN deal

Matchroom Boxing is on the verge of inking a ‘record-breaking’ agreement with sports streaming service DAZN, which will replace Sky Sports as the company’s exclusive UK broadcast partner, according to reports. Following the announcement that Eddie Hearn will succeed his father Barry Hearn as Chairman of the Matchroom Sport brand upon his retirement, the promoter has struck a landmark rights …

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Genius Sports inks multi-year B.League data and streaming partnership

Genius Sports has been designated as the exclusive international streaming and data partner for betting to Japan’s B.League – the governing body for professional basketball in the country. Genius has been granted the exclusive rights to capture, manage and distribute the B.League’s official data and video content to its global network of regulated sportsbook partners as part of the deal, …

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Sportsbet.io makes sponsorship gesture for Southampton charity fixture

Pledging its support to the Saints Foundation as the main club partner of Southampton FC, Sportsbet.io has donated its shirt sponsorship of the Premier League team to its charity arm for this weekend’s clash with Burnley FC. In place of the brand’s logo, the Saints Foundation will be visible across the first team’s shirts, with match worn shirts to be …

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OneFootball names first national association shareholder

OneFootball has named a trio of new shareholders, with the German Football Association (DFB) becoming the first national federation to take a stake in the business, along with Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur entering into multi-faceted partnerships with the football media platform. Through the collaboration, the firm will work with Bundesliga and Spurs stars – such as Harry Kane, Marco …

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Betting brands set for 2021 Cheltenham sponsorship boost

Betting brands sponsoring this year’s Cheltenham Festival are set to benefit from increased exposure, with the event forecast to pull in its biggest viewing audience in 10 years due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to figures compiled by Nielsen Sports. The sports measurement and analytics firm also estimated that over £500 million is expected to be wagered on races during …

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Europol and Premier League clamp down on piracy streaming service

Europol has closed down one of the ‘world’s largest’ sport streaming piracy operations with the assistance of the top flight Premier League and Spain’s La Liga, along with the country’s police authorities. More than 100 million users downloaded the application – called Mobdro – which was connected to websites and platforms in Spain and Portugal with links to servers in …

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Sky Bet produces ITV Daryl Jacob jockey documentary

Sky Bet has announced the production of a new documentary centred around the online betting operator’s brand ambassador Daryl Jacob is in the pipeline. The film, titled ‘Daryl Jacob: Being a Jockey’, which will be released ahead of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, ‘aims to capture the highs and lows of life as a professional jockey’ and in particular, National Hunt …

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Nova88 names Joe Cole as sportsbook brand ambassador

Asian sportsbook Nova88 has named former England international Joe Cole as its new brand ambassador. Welcoming Cole as ambassador, Nova88 stated that the former Premier League star had the ‘perfect pedigree and experience to give his expert insight on domestic, European and international football’ through the collaboration. Nova88 will release a series of video content to mark the partnership, featuring …

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Boris Johnson supports UK and Ireland joint 2030 World Cup bid

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has backed the UK and Ireland’s proposed bid to jointly host the 2030 FIFA World Cup, pledging £2.8 million to the cause, which is expected to be confirmed at tomorrow’s Budget. The football associations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland came together to put together a proposal to host the 2030 edition of the World …

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Racing TV debuts virtual studio to take coverage ‘to the next level’

Racing TV has unveiled a new virtual studio, based at Ealing Studios in West London, to ‘take horseracing TV coverage to the next level’ with the aim of ‘revolutionising how viewers enjoy the sport’. Timeline TV, which has served as Racecourse Media Group’s technical managed services provider since 2012, has collaborated with the firm on the creation of the studios, …

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