Tag Archives: UEFA

BT Sport pays £1.2 billion for blanket UEFA football rights extension

Updating UK media this morning, BT Sport has confirmed that it has extended its coverage of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League competitions until 2021 in a deal worth £1.2 billion. Agreeing new terms with UEFA, BT Sport will become the sole broadcaster of Champions League content which will include match day highlights. The decision sees UK terrestrial …

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FIFA deepens integrity relationship with Sportradar

FIFA governance has pledged to further combat match fixing and strengthen its sports integrity program by deepening its existing relationship with Sportradar’s Integrity Services. Moving its existing Fraud Detection System with FIFA, Sportradar teams will now work closer with FIFA’s six continental confederations; CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, CAF, UEFA, the AFC and the OFC monitoring syndicated matches and betting related activity. FIFA …

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Lee Richardson – Gaming Economics: Big events, tiny audiences….how sports fans, bettors and bookmakers all lose out!

Lee Richardson MD of Gaming Economics, tells sports betting industry stakeholders why they should be concerned by the declining TV audience figures of major sporting events. With a proliferated TV schedule and changing viewer habits, will sporting events ever gain the broadcasts figures and viewer engagements of years gone by?  Despite one of the most fascinating final-day championship golf duels in …

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USL Announces Partnership with Sportradar

The United Soccer League (USL) have announced a partnership with Sportradar, to proactively safeguard up to 450 matches scheduled for the 2016 USL season. Sportradar is a world leader in the detection and prevention of match manipulation, monitoring over 200 soccer leagues and competitions globally. The company’s Fraud Detection System offers the best overview of the global betting markets, and …

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Scott Longley – Bonus Time…Bookies prepare for Euros revenues

Following a dreadful week of unfavourable results at Cheltenham 2016, all bookmakers will be longing for the start of Euro 2016 (France 10 June – 10 July). Euro 2016 will be the first major summer football tournament under the POC regime, Scott Longley examines how betting operators will look to turn the event into a cash cow… This summer will …

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Tom Mace – Sportradar – Football Integrity in Focus

Football integrity and the prevention of match fraud was a core topic at the 2015 Betting on Football Conference (#BOFCON) on 10 September. Team SBC spoke to Sportradar’s Director of Security Services Tom Mace, as the European football season gets fully underway, on how progress is developing in the fight to secure football’s integrity. Mace is responsible for leading the …

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BT Sport happy to talk to potential interactive betting partners

BT Sport’s Delia Bushell has said that the broadcaster would be willing to partner with any interested bookmaker wanting to offer interactive betting to viewers. Speaking at yesterday’s launch of the new BT Sport channels, Bushell revealed that the firm had not made any firm plans for offering gambling, but was prepared to look into the possibilities. Bushell, managing director …

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Champions League final 2015 brings a boost to Britain’s bookmakers

Following up on its insight and analysis into sports betting transaction during major sporting events, Worldpay  a payment processing operator with high coverage and major transaction volume within the online sports betting industry, has today released exclusive 2015 data showing how busy Britain’s online bookies were during Saturday’s  UEFA Champions League Final between Barcelona and Juventus. Worldpay’s data shows that on the Saturday of …

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Blatt’s Off! Bookies open market on FIFA Presidency

Just days after announcing, “I am the president of everybody”, following his re-election as FIFA President, Sepp Blatter has stated that he is to step down from the role. The news was revealed at a seemingly hastily prepared press conference on 2nd June 2015, precisely five days after he won the first vote 133 to challenger Prince Ali bin-al Hussein’s …

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Kambi looking at real time analytics

Kristian Nylén, CEO of NASDAQ-listed sportsbook technology supplier Kambi, has said that his firm’s fourth quarter performance underlines the success of its business model. Revenue amounted to €9.3m for the fourth quarter of 2014, an increase of 52%, and €36.0m for the full year 2014, an increase of 70%. It also meant that the company edged into profit for both …

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