Tag Archives: National Basketball Association (NBA)

Michael Jordan to provide ‘guidance and strategic counsel’ to Sportradar

Shortly after successfully completing its IPO and listing on the Nasdaq Global Exchange, Sportradar has announced that early investor and former National Basketball Association (NBA) player Michael Jordan has joined its Board of Directors. Jordan will serve as a Special Advisor at the company, effective immediately, whilst also increasing his investment, with the providing ‘guidance and strategic counsel’ concerning the …

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Sportradar aims to raise $504m with IPO

Sportradar has confirmed its Initial Public Offering (IPO), with the aim of raising $504 million through floating of shares in addition to a further $159 million via concurrent private placements. The Swiss-based sports data and technology company will offer 19 million shares at a price range of $25 to $28, with the concurrent private placements taking place with Eldridge, entities …

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Sportradar secures FanDuel contract renewal to maintain US momentum

Sportradar has strengthened its position in the US sports betting industry by extending its existing partnership with prominent operator FanDuel. The contract renewal will see Sportradar continue to serve as the data and odds supplier for US sports for FanDuel until 2028, with the Swiss sports data and analytics company providing products and services including pre-match and live betting services …

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Sportradar appoints Lynn S McCreary to strengthen legal team

Sportradar has strengthened its legal department by appointing Lynn S. McCreary as Chief Legal Officer, as the company continues to press ahead with international growth. McCreary brings over three decades of experience in legal, business and executive leadership roles to Sportradar, having worked at financial services and payments firm Fiserv for 11 years, serving in the capacity of CLO since …

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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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Sportradar expands Kyodo News partnership with multi-year deal

Sports betting data provider Sportradar has extended its collaboration with leading Japanese media outlet Kyodo News via a multi-year partnership with its subsidiary Kyodo News Digital, strengthening its position in the Asian market. Sportradar and Kyodo News initiated a working relationship in 2018, revolving around the supply and support of data from various international competitions, covering a range of sports …

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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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SoftSwiss enhances sportsbook offering for US leagues

SoftSwiss has expanded the scope of its sportsbook product, announcing the introduction of a live in-play betting option for US sports leagues. The firm intends to utilise its new live wagering offering – supplied by odds feed provider and ongoing partner Betradar – to expand sportsbook functionality for its B2B clients and their customers, enabling odds to fluctuate quickly and …

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Sportradar strengthens China position with CBA League data deal

Sports data intelligence solutions provider Sportradar has strengthened its branding and market position in China via an agreement with the country’s CBA League.  The multi-year partnership with the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) will commence during the current 2020/21 season, and will see Sportradar collect data from regular-season games, postseason games and All-Star Games. This data will in turn be distributed …

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