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Royal Ascot secures biggest international coverage for 2021 comeback

This year’s Royal Ascot will feature the biggest international media exposure for the prestigious UK racing festival, hosted from Tuesday 15th to Saturday 19th June. Preparing the festival for its public return, welcoming +12,000 spectators to its racecourse each day, Ascot Racecourse has selected HBA Media to serve as its lead international media rights distributor. Expanding Royal Ascot’s global coverage, …

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Genius bolsters sports portfolio with $200m Second Spectrum acquisition

Data and technology provider Genius Sports has entered into a ‘definitive agreement’ to acquire Second Spectrum, an official analytics partner of several high-profile professional sports leagues and teams, for a purchase price of $200 million. As a data tracking and analytics partner of the English Premier League, National Basketball Association (NBA) and Major League Soccer (MLS), Second Spectrum will significantly …

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The Jockey Club undergoes senior commercial reshuffle

The commercial department of  The Jockey Club has undergone an overhaul, with the organisation naming Charlie Boss as its new Chief Commercial Officer in one of three new appointments. The former Disney Commercial Director for sports in Europe and Africa will work closely with The Jockey Club’s Chief Executive, Nevin Truesdale, in his new role. Boss joined Disney in 2018 …

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William Hill foots £30m retail loss for rollercoaster 2020

William Hill Plc has reported a strong Q4 trading period after closing a transformative year for the heritage FTSE betting group.  Updating investors, William Hill reported that group net revenues during Q4 increased by 9%, driven by a strong sportsbook comeback and the firm’s enhanced product offering and geographical expansion.  Positive Q4 trading has helped William Hill soften 2020 Covid …

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Betting & broadcast marriages face a critical adjustment once the honeymoon is over…

US wagering and its blossoming relationship with broadcast entities has recorded ‘no covid downtime’ during a disrupted 2020 as, week-by-week, US incumbents forge new media partnerships.  Joint statements tell of ‘ground-breaking agreements’, which will underpin operators’ multi-state ambitions and growth strategies. Yet, with the legal US sports wagering sector still in its infancy and casino value chains disrupted by unprecedented …

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RMG leads media and betting duties for QIPCO British Champions Day

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has been charged with delivering the media and betting rights for UK racing’s most valuable raceday – Ascot’s ‘QIPCO British Champions Day’ (QBCD) hosted on Saturday 17 October. British Champions Series Ltd (BCSL), organisers of QIPCO British Champions Day, have entrusted RMG to distribute the global media rights for its £2.5 million Ascot raceday. RMG will …

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Accuscore begins new journey under BetQL’s domain

New York-based sports data and affiliate marketing group QL Gaming Group (QLGG) has acquired sports forecasting specialist Accuscore. The acquisition follows QLGG securing a further $1.1 million in venture funding, which sees it accelerate the development of its sports betting analytics platform, with Accuscore provisions providing vital components. In its acquisition notes, QLGG detailed that Accuscore services will help expand …

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Bookmakers suspend NBA 2K20 all pro markets after leaks

NBA 2K20’s all pro tournament has provided bookmakers with another hurdle as the competition’s results leaked online, meaning that all online operators were forced to close betting markets on the event. Most bookmakers seemed to be under the impression that the NBA 2K Players Tournament would be aired live on ESPN, however the matches were instead pre-recorded prior to the …

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William Hill advances US agenda with imminent CBS Sports deal

FTSE250 bookmaker William Hill Plc is reported to be in the ‘final stages’ of announcing a forthcoming landmark US partnership with national broadcaster CBS Sports. This weekend, The Sunday Times reported that William Hill governance would imminently announce its tie-up with CBS Sports – the sports entertainment division of the newly formed ViacomCBS global media conglomerate. The partnership will see …

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Pegasus World Cup to receive international coverage

Sky Sports Racing has been granted exclusive coverage for America’s Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series, which will see the broadcaster show the racing to UK and Irish audiences. The announcement comes as the race meeting is due to be shown in both Africa and the Carribean for the first time. Forty-eight countries in Africa will be newly served by …

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