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Genius Sports acquires Spirable to bridge convergence between media and betting

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Genius Sports has acquired Spirable in a move to bolster its data-driven video engagement capacities for all sports stakeholders. The NYSE sportstech group intends to leverage Spirable’s video platform and combine this system with its official sports data collection and distribution operations and client network to reduce costs for partners and enable ‘deeper engagement’ and ‘higher performance’. Mark Locke, CEO …

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DIMAYOR upgrade sees Genius Sports overhaul Colombian football media rights 

DIMAYOR, the governing body of Colombia’s professional football leagues, has overhauled its entire media management and data gathering provisions, expanding its existing relationship with Genius Sports. The partnership will see Genius Sports launch a ‘new betting engagement commercial strategy’ optimising the media and data rights for DIMAYOR’s Liga BetPlay, Torneo BetPlay, Copa BetPlay and Superliga BetPlay competitions.  As result, all …

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Genius Sports strengthens LatAm status with AFA partnership

Genius Sports has enhanced its market status in Latin American by securing the position of exclusive official data and streaming partner of the Argentine Football Association (AFA). The agreement will see the data and technology provider collect and distribute data across 3,330 games per season and 13 competitions at all levels of Argentine football, with the aim of internationally connecting …

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Genius secures BAL data partnership to enhance presence in global basketball

Genius Sports has maintained its strategy of global expansion by  securing a partnership with the Basketball Africa League (BAL), taking on the responsibilities of Official Provider of Real Time BAL Statistics. A long time data partner of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and its 200-member leagues and federations, Genius will build on its presence in the sports via the new …

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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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Genius Sports acquires FanHub to bulk-up its fan engagement muscle

Genius Sports has agreed to acquire free-to-play (FTP) games developer and fan engagement studio FanHub Media, undertaking its first corporate acquisition as an NYSE-listed enterprise. The deal will see, Genius add an FTP games offering to its existing sports betting technology unit, whilst FanHub’s fan engagement solutions will be merged with Genius media division. Dealmakers chose not to disclose deal …

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Genius Sports ready for NYSE debut 

Genius Sports will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as of tomorrow morning, Wednesday 21 April (ticker – GENI), having completed all merger requirements with SPAC vehicle dMY Technology Group II (dMY II). In a statement released this afternoon, the firm communicated that its business combination had been formally approved at a special meeting of dMY II’s …

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Genius Sports refreshes brand identity to reflect NYSE future

Genius Sports Group has this afternoon unveiled its new corporate brand and identity, as the company prepares for its imminent listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).  Updating its global partners, Genius disclosed that its entire sports tech portfolio and data assets had been consolidated under the single identity of ‘Genius Sports’.   The move reflects the ‘rapid convergence’ of …

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Genius Sports takes full commercial responsibility of NFL betting data

Genius Sports has become the lead strategic data partner for the NFL, in a deal which will see it develop new fan-led experiences and commercialise existing game data provisions for the league.  The partnership sees Genius become the exclusive global data distributor of NFL real-time and play-by-play statistics for all wagering-related services including sportsbook, publishing and media. Updating stakeholders, the …

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Genius appoints media guru David Levy as company chairman  

Genius Sports has confirmed the appointment of David Levy as new company Chairman, as the company moves to imminently list on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). A figurehead in US sports and entertainment, Levy is the former President of Turner Broadcasting, credited with radically diversifying the news broadcaster’s media portfolio. During his 30-year executive tenure at Turner, Levy played …

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