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Sportradar extends LNB contract to provide range of data and streaming services

Sportradar has strengthened its foothold in European sports, announcing a ‘comprehensive extended agreement’ with France’s basketball league, the Ligue Nationale de Basket (LNB). Beginning at the start of the 2021/22 season, the multi-year agreement will see Sportradar become the official data partner of the LNB, collecting and distributing the league’s in-game data through Synergy Stats. The new agreement will cover …

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Sky Sports and TRP align with Newbury Racecourse in rights deal

Sky Sports Racing and The Racing Partnership (TRP) have secured a ‘significant’ agreement with Newbury Racecourse. Under the terms of the five-year partnership , all of Newbury’s 29 annual race meetings will be broadcast on Sky Sports Racing, adding a portfolio of prominent fixtures across both Flat and Jump to the broadcaster’s schedule from January 2024. Among those are the …

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BetMakers further enhances racing content via SIS and RMG partnership

BetMakers has signed a multi-year partnership with Sports Information Services (SIS) and the Racecourse Media Group (RMG) covering live streaming of British and Irish horse racing vision and wagering content. As a result of the deal, BetMakers will act as an authorised supplier of vision and content held under rights by SIS and RMG to approved Australian corporate sports betting …

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Big Step extends call for gambling ad ban to England semi-final

The Big Step campaign has written to ITV bosses ahead of the UEFA 2020 European Championship semi-final clash between England and Denmark, calling for no gambling advertising to be shown. Citing the fact that it is estimated that over 20 million people across the UK watch the England national team, including many children, the campaign – an initiative of the …

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RCA welcomes government announcement but ‘certain restrictions’ may remain

The Racecourse Association (RCA) has released a statement welcoming the government’s announcement of the planned relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions on 19 July, emphasising the ‘difficult time’ the pandemic has posed for the industry. Under the government’s plans, a range of COVID-19 safety and social distancing measures will end on 19 July ‘in one go’, although authorities will retain the ‘ability …

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ROA appoints new board members to promote ‘skills-based’ approach

The Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) has confirmed the appointment of four new board members, one existing member, three by election and one by co-option. Pursuing a strategy of transitioning to leadership via a ‘skills-based board’ has been a key objective of the ROA, one of ‘a number of recommendations’ made by the current board as part of the organisation’s Corporate Governance …

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HRI permits Irish racecourses to increase capacity to 500

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has permitted race tracks across the country to allow crowds of up to 500 to attend fixtures, including racecourse members and general spectators. As reported by the Racing Post, the Irish horse racing authority has confirmed that it is ultimately the decision of individual racecourses to decide capacity limits, following the decision by the government to …

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Statscore renews ‘key partnership’ with Polish football’s second tier

STATSCORE has extended its partnership with the Polish second tier Fortuna 1. Liga for a further two years, continuing to provide sports data solutions, match centres and statistical visualisations for the league and its clubs. First initiated in 2020, the partnership has seen STATSCORE Scouts operate directly from the league’s venues, collecting information on various actions taking place within a …

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