Tag Archives: UEFA

CheckdMedia launches ‘Fantasy Hub’ seeking to disrupt all fantasy football engagements

Sports betting affiliate marketing publisher CheckdMedia has expanded its product portfolio, launching its ‘Fantasy Hub’ app, seeking to further engage with new and existing UK football audiences. Made available through iOS and Android, the Fantasy Hub is a free-to-play app produced by CheckdMedia’s newly formed ‘CheckdDevelopment’ unit seeking to tap into the publisher’s network of football communities, who engage regularly …

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InsiderSport: On The Ball – Sterling, MLS and UEFA

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This edition looks at MLS expansions and the latest in La Liga broadcasting. ITV continues successful La Liga partnership A last minute deal struck between ITV and La Liga will see the British broadcaster televise the opening game …

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Sportradar strengthens fight against match-fixing in the DFL

Sportradar Integrity Services has strengthened its current agreement with the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga in a move that will see the duo ramp up the fight against match fixing in connection with sports betting. Under the terms of the agreement, Sportradar has rolled out its Fraud Detection System (FDS) which seeks to carry out  systematic and continuous monitoring, detection, documentation …

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CAS dismiss KS Skënderbeu’s appeal

A decision made by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed an appeal made by KS Skënderbeu of the Albanian Superliga. The dismissal comes after the football club disputed accusations of match fixing, however UEFA has now been cleared to implement its sanctions on the Albanian outfit. A statement released by CAS confirmed the decision: “On the basis …

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ATG becomes first to join IBIA following rebrand

Following the rebranding of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) last week, Swedish betting operator AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) has been named as the first operator to join the association. ATG has joined the integrity association as it moves to bolster its global monitoring and alert platform to cover approximately 50 international online and retail betting brands. Magnus Lunner, …

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GLMS identifies 198 suspicious betting instances in Q1

The Global Lottery Management System (GLMS) has identified 33 matches to its partners out of the 198 alerts generated regarding suspicious betting activities. The alerts generated are said to cover a wide range of sports for Q1, including football, basketball, tennis, badminton, volleyball, esports and ice hockey. GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi, commented on the results: “GLMS is a Global Integrity …

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BK8.com announces John Terry as first Asia ambassador

Former Chelsea and England football captain, John Terry has been named to be the first ambassador of Asian market focused online gaming and betting brand BK8.com. The agreement permits BK8.com exclusive marketing rights to John Terry as Brand Ambassador, which will be across BK8’s marketing campaigns and advertising platforms throughout Asia. Lawrance Wayneson, General Manager of BK8.com, said: “We are …

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Genius Sports strengthens football focus with Gonteri appointment

Genius Sports has deepened its focus on football data, with the appointment of Daniele Gonteri as the firm’s new Head of Football. Gonteri joins from UEFA where he was responsible for driving the development and digital transformation of the 55 National Association Members. He brings over 15 years of experience to the role, having previously played a key role several vital projects including FAME, UEFA’s …

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UEFA approves third European club competition from 2021

UEFA  has confirmed that from 2021, more clubs from more associations will play European competitions introducing a third syndicated cup competition, a decision approved at the Executive Committee held in Dublin. The governing body of European football will move to launch ‘The Europa League 2’ (working title) replicating the current format of its flagship UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa …

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UEFA pushes VAR early for Champions League 2018/19

UEFA executives have announced that the governing body of European football will introduce ‘Video Assistant Referees – VAR’ technology for its flagship UEFA Champions League competition, beginning at the round-of-16 knockout stages from 16 February 2019. UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin confirmed the mandatory VAR Champions League enforcement at yesterday’s ‘special meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee’ hosted in Dublin. Governing …

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