Tag Archives: DAZN

DAZN appoints Segev as Group CEO to turbocharge 2022 growth drive

DAZN has completed a group leadership restructure, to help support its global growth ambitions to become the dominant OTT entertainment platform for sports fans.    Updating media, DAZN informed that Shay Segev would take on the sole duties of Group CEO having formally served as a joint-CEO alongside company Co-Founder James Rushton. The former CEO of Entain Plc was branded as …

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DAZN nears discounted buyout of BT Sport

DAZN is nearing its objective to acquire BT Sport, with the aim to become a major sports broadcaster within the UK, showcasing Premier League and UEFA Champions League matches.  Citing sources ‘familiar with the matter’, Reuters reports that DAZN is finalising a deal in the region of $800 million (£580m) to acquire BT Sport, the network that has challenged Sky …

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OpenBet hires new CTO and Compliance VP ahead of Endeavor makeover

OpenBet has moved to strengthen its executive leadership ranks ahead of major imminent changes for the leading tier-1 sports betting technology and platform supplier.  Tech figurehead Florian Diederichsen has joined OpenBet as new CTO, charged with evolving OpenBet’s modular sports betting platform and accelerating the firm’s next cycle of betting innovations. Diederichsen is the former CTO of DAZN, who oversaw …

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Scott Longley: 2021… Chasing up the Big Mo’

Providing further year-end perspectives, SBC has enlisted the help of Scott Longley of the Wagers.com Earnings+ More Substack to summarise the M&A, IPOs and boardroom shake-ups that have reformed gambling’s playing field make-up…  When the Earnings+More newsletter (as it was then) launched in April, it was partly as a response to the expansion of the US-listed betting and gaming sector …

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Olly Roland-Jones to lead PickGuru as launch beckons in early 2022

PickGuru, the new sportstech start-up that aims to bridge real-money wagering engagements with live sports, has secured its UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) licence, whilst also confirming its enterprise CEO.  Self-branded as a ‘social gaming disruptor’, the PickGuru platform – which aims to allow ‘friends and fans to challenge and compete with each other in a wide range of live and …

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Angels back Slipper’s PickGuru to crack live sports gaming conundrum  

PickGuru, the new venture of Stats Perform and DAZN Co-Founder Oliver Slipper, has completed its seed funding round securing an enterprise investment of £2.6 million.  The start-up’s angels that include Paddy Power, have backed Slipper to deliver a ‘social gaming disruptor’ that will bridge real money wagering engagements with live sport. Launching his latest venture, Slipper has gathered a heavyweight …

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DAZN appoints Ian Turnbull to oversee sports betting operations

Subscription sports streaming service DAZN has appointed former Entain executive Ian Turnbull as its new EVP of Betting and Gaming, as the firm looks to increase its engagement with the sector.  Turnbull’s career in the betting and gaming space saw him work as Microgaming’s Services Director, and most prominently as Head of B2B at Entain – prior to its rebrand …

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DAZN replaces Sky in ‘groundbreaking’ Matchroom tie-up

Digital sports streaming service DAZN has replaced Sky as Matchroom‘s broadcasting partner in a ‘game-changing’, five-year tie-up. The deal, which was mooted earlier in the year, will see at least 16 UK fights annually available exclusively to subscribers in the UK and Ireland for the first time, from July 2021 onwards, as part of a ‘groundbreaking’ move by the international …

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Paddy Power’s ASX secures €500,000 in crowdfunding

Paddy Power, the son of the owner of the bookmaker-of-the-same-name David Power, has raised over €500,000 in crowdfunding for his American SportZ Exchange (ASX) sports trading platform. The ASX project was founded in 2019 whilst a beta version was launched in 2020, and will function as a ‘stock market’ for sports, combining fantasy sports and financial markets, enabling fans to …

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Dafabet acquires third sponsorship of Matchroom’s World Pool Masters

Dafabet has enhanced its sports branding and marketing via an agreement with Matchroom Sports, acquiring for the title sponsorship to the World Pool Masters for the third time. The operator had previously sponsored the tournament – due to take place between 22 and 25 May in Gibraltar and broadcast on Sky Sports, DAZN and Matchroom Live – in 2017 and …

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