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BT weighing up sale of sports broadcasting unit

BT has confirmed it is holding discussions ‘with a number of strategic partners’ over the sale of its sports broadcasting unit, BT Sport. The broadcaster has enlisted investment bank Lazard to explore the partial sale, according to The Telegraph, with Amazon, Disney and DAZN all having held discussions with BT, although an anonymous British broadcaster is said to be leading …

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Winning Post: Bishop’s crusade invites an unwarranted examination

Despite UK gambling being dragged through the political storms of a torrid March fall-out. Regulus Partners states the House of Lords should save itself from an unwarranted debate on which government department takes reign of gambling’s regulatory oversight.   This week, members of the House of Lords will attempt to revive the idea that gambling policy should be the responsibility …

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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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2020 wrap-up for affiliates: The good, the bad and the ugly

Oh, where to begin? This was a turbulent year for affiliates. After a great start and what turned out to be our only live conference in London, we soon faced a new world of facemasks, social distancing, and home-alone isolation.  I looked at the event photos from the iGaming Affiliate Conference at the Excel in London back in February, and …

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Premier League eyes 17 June resumption

The English Premier League is due to make its return after clubs agreed on measures to resume play from 17 June. Following a three-month suspension due to the global pandemic, clubs agreed to resume the season with added safety measures to be put in place beforehand. Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters commented: “Today we have provisionally agreed to resume …

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Sky and BT prepare for Champions League media rights battle

Sky Sports is expected to rival BT Sports for the television rights to the UEFA Champions League (UCL) and Europa League, with bids set to be submitted today for the 2021 to 2024 broadcasting rights.  Sky has previously stated that due to the importance of Premier League rights, the Champions League isn’t a crucial extension of its portfolio. However, following …

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InsiderSport: On The Ball – China to host 2021 FIFA Club World Cup

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This week’s OTB reports on the latest MLS expansion franchise, FIFA’s Club World Cup announcement and Amazon’s latest fly-on-the-wall documentary featuring Tottenham Hotspur.  FIFA awards hosting rights of the 2021 Club World Cup to China China PR has …

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BetBlocker gains maximum coverage indexing on Amazon Fire OS

BetBlocker has announced that it has become the ‘first and only’ industry responsible gambling tool to be made available for Amazon’s Fire OS operating system. Updating the market, BetBlocker the gambling control app that lets vulnerable players restrict access to over 6400 gambling domains across multiple digital platforms, confirms that it has launched a version of its free app built …

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Round table – SG Digital: The future of sportsbook personalisation

SG Digital

Some of the leading suppliers to the sports betting industry offered their insights into the future for sportsbook personalisation based on automated customer segmentation, advanced behavioural analysis and predictive AI-driven models. The sixth round table participant was SG Digital, represented by its VP Sportsbook Product, Nikos Konstakis. SBC: What role does pricing and risk play in the differentiation of a …

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Tech eyes monitor Douyu IPO ambitions

Tech analysts are monitoring the movements of Chinese live streaming platform ‘Douyu’ closely, as the company files for a listing on the New York Stock Exchange this April. Branded as ‘China’s answer to Twitch.Tv’, the popular live streaming platform owned by Amazon, in its SEC submitted prospectus Douyu’s executive team seeks to raise $500 million from its New York IPO. …

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