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Turner Broadcasting expands digital presence with new Champions League streaming service

US media owner Turner Broadcasting has announced that it will launch a new ‘standalone sports streaming service’ for US consumers in 2018. The Media group which operates CNN, TNT, TCM plus US sports channels NBA TV, Turner Sports and Nascar TV has recently agreed a $60 million content deal with UEFA for the rights to broadcast Champions League matches, beginning …

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Facebook to stream UEFA Champions League content for US market

Tech giant Facebook has furthered its position within live sports content by brokering a deal to stream UEFA Champions League matches in partnership with US broadcaster Fox Sports. The Champions League content will be only available to United States Facebook users. At present, Facebook has agreed to stream two live matches per group match day, four round of sixteen and …

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Betfair launches Fairer Game campaign seeking female football coaching talent

Partnering up with Women in Football, Betfair has launched its ‘Fairer Game’ campaign this week, with the betting firm funding 50 female football coaches who will aim to gain their UEFA B licenses. The company has set itself the long-term goal of doubling the number of UK female football coaches with UEFA A licenses, which at present stands at 29 …

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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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