Tag Archives: Simon Denyer

Vista Equity builds sports data empire combining Perform with STATS

California-based technology fund Vista Equity Partners has this afternoon confirmed that it has acquired DAZN Group sports data and content subsidiary Perform for an undisclosed fee. As anticipated, Vista Equity confirms that it will absorb Perform assets within its US-centric sports data platform STATS, developing a new global powerhouse in sports analysis, data and content provisions. Confirming the transaction, Robert F. …

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DAZN eyes further European market expansions in 2019

The recently rebranded and restructured DAZN Group, has confirmed that it will launch its OTT services for the Spanish market in early 2019. The OTT technology group, which seeks to become the ‘Netflix of Sports’, details that it will make its Spanish debut securing the streaming rights for English Premier League (EPL) matches and MotoGP racing – highly popular content …

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Perform Content secures La Liga video betting rights until 2023

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Perform Content has reinforced its deep relationship with La Liga, the governing body for the top two divisions of Spanish Football, after agreeing to a new video betting rights extension. The agreement, which commenced at the start of the 2018/19 season, sees Perform Content remain the exclusive La Liga betting video streaming provider until the 2022/23 season. The deal covers …

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Structural change sees Perform rebrand to DAZN Group

Perform Group has undertaken a corporate branding and structural overhaul, to better communicate the firm’s new business identity following a number of enterprise changes. As a business Perform Group rebrands to ‘DAZN Group’ and splits its operating structure into two divisions; DAZN and Perform Content. Moving forward, DAZN will act as the consumer-facing property of the company, servicing its flagship …

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High Stakes as DAZN launches US property targeting OTT top spot

The eyes of tech and sports business will be firmly focused on today’s official launch of DAZN US property, Perform Group’s OTT service which aims to become ‘the Netflix of sports’. Backed by US private equity mogul Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries, DAZN seeks to revolutionise sports viewership, distribution and engagement across all continents. This summer, Perform Group stated its intent …

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Matchroom & Perform seek to land ‘US KO’ with $1 billion DAZN partnership

A blockbuster exclusive $1bn United States boxing streaming partnership aims to engage a new generation of fight enthusiasts, as well as reigniting current fans passions for the sport. The bumper eight-year deal, between Matchroom Boxing and Perform Group, will see some of boxing’s biggest stars feature over 16 bouts staged in various venues across America. Set to streamed upon the …

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Global agenda sees Perform Group appoint John Skipper as new Chairman

Sports data, content and media services provider Perform Group has today announced the appointment of John Skipper as new Group Executive Chairman. Skipper the former President of US sports broadcaster ESPN, will lead Perform Group’s governance initiatives, reporting directly to private equity owner Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries. Confirming its new chairmanship, Perform stated that Skipper’s appointment reflected the firm’s corporate …

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Perform Group gains NFL Game Pass for global territories

Sports content and media provider Perform Group has announced that it has reached an agreement with the NFL to distribute its digital subscription produce ‘NFL Game Pass’ to ‘global territories’ outside the US and Europe. Agreeing on a multi-year agreement, Perform will gain exclusive rights to broadcast NFL Game Pass content which includes Monday, Thursday and Sunday Night games. Its …

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Perform’s Simon Denyer recognised as a leading ‘sports innovator’ for 2016 by SportsBusiness

Business publication ‘SportsBusiness’ has ranked Perform Group CEO & Co-Founder Simon Denyer as one of the top innovators in sports commerce for 2016, following a ‘transformational year’ for his company and its services. Denyer who founded Perform in 2005, ranked in 5th place in SportBusiness list of the ‘Top 20 Sports Innovators in 2016’. The recognition of Perform’s leader follows …

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Perform secures British Basketball League (BBL) media rights distribution deal

Updating the market this morning, Perform Group has announced that it has agreed a content and media rights distribution deal with the British Basketball League (BBL), the UK’s professional basketball league. The partnership will see Perform  manage the broadcast and digital rights for all BBL games, including exclusive streaming and data rights for Perform’s Watch&Bet and RunningBall products. The long-term commitment …

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