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Sportradar forms NBL1 data and audio-visual partnership

Sportradar has secured the official data and audio-visual rights to Australia’s NBL1 basketball league through a new long-term tie-up. Under the terms of the arrangement, Sportradar will supply data and audio-visual content from 1,500 Australian basketball games per year to its downstream partners and other basketball properties in its portfolio, including the National Basketball League (NBL). The sports data intelligence …

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CSCF confirms EU-funded IntegriSport initiative extension

Sports integrity non-profit organisation the CSCF Foundation has launched its ‘IntegriSport Next ERASMUS+’, an EU-level project representing a joint commitment between six member-state countries in raising awareness of sports manipulation threats and compromises.  The EU-funded initiative is a continuation of the IntegriSport Erasmus+ project, which was launched in 2019, consolidating itself as an important platform for raising awareness amongst law …

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UK government releases latest Sport Winter Survival Package tranche

The UK government has released the second tranche of funding as part of the Sport Winter Survival Package, which will designate women’s sport as a priority. In November last year, the government assembled a winter rescue package – consisting largely of loans – worth £300 million for 11 sports suffering financially due to the coronavirus crisis. In the latest tranche, …

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Horseracing.co.uk recruits Bryony Frost as first brand ambassador

British National Hunt jockey Bryony Frost has been named as Horseracing.co.uk’s first ever brand ambassador. The 25-year-old English jockey will contribute to the relaunch of the Horseracing.co.uk website, sharing insights and race knowledge, whilst collaborating with the editorial team on the creation of digital content. Frost, who was nominated for BT Sport’s 2019 Action Woman of the Year accolade, became …

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SBC Digital Italy: Operators must become ‘more than a betting brand’

Navigating the restrictions of the Italian market has proved challenging for operators amid a ban on gambling advertising. However, betting companies have begun to place increased emphasis on consumer engagement and remarketing as ‘media brands’. In July 2019, the Italian communications authority introduced the Dignity Decree which prohibited all sports leagues and clubs from promoting or advertising gambling-related brands. Discussing …

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Premier League to air live games via broadcast partners until fans return

The Premier League has confirmed an extension to its agreement with respective broadcast partners to show the remainder of the 2020/21 season in the UK until supporters can safely return to stadiums. Primary rights holders Sky Sports and BT Sport will continue to show the majority of matches, whilst streaming platform Amazon and the BBC will carry additional games. “The Premier …

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BGC sets out new rules on football clubs’ gambling social media posts

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has introduced new rules aimed at preventing football clubs from promoting gambling offers and operator websites through official social media accounts. Last week, a handful of Premier League, English Football League (EFL) and Scottish Premiership clubs received a letter from a group of ‘50 former gambling addicts’ warning of the risks of advertising betting …

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UK football clubs warned against gambling adverts on social media

UK football clubs have received a letter from a group of ‘50 former gambling addicts’, warning of the dangers of promoting betting websites through their social media channels. A total of 11 clubs across the Premier League, English Football League (EFL) and Scottish Premiership were subject to a letter which informed how addicts might feel ‘distressed’ to see links to …

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JBO names Dimitar Berbatov as Asian operator’s first brand ambassador

Asian operator Just Bet Online (JBO) has chosen former Premier League ace Dimitar Berbatov as the firm’s first ever brand ambassador whilst it undergoes a rebrand. JBO has continued to develop its offering for football fans around the world, implementing an expansion plan over the past 12 months to grow its global footprint into more emerging markets and empowering the …

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UEFA proposes expanded Champions League ‘Swiss system’

UEFA has called for a meeting with European stakeholders to review the existing format of the UEFA Champions League, the PA news agency has reported. All European domestic leagues will reconvene today to discuss overhauling the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Conference League from 2024. According to the report, UEFA would scrap the Champions League’s round-robin format, which often …

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