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Peak Performance…Sky Betting & Gaming migrates Sky Bet Engine to Amazon Web Services

Seeking to gain improved all-around scalability combined with peak operating performance, Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has informed that it has migrated its Sky Bet trading engine onto Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing systems. Having recently built new trading and pricing provisions/components for SkyBet.com, SB&G’s in-house development and engineering teams had trialled Amazon serverless computing modules. By migrating its …

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Amazon moves in on UK sports content securing ATP broadcast deal

The ATP, the governing body of professional men’s tennis and operator of the ‘ATP World Tour’ has confirmed that US tech giant Amazon has secured its UK broadcast rights. Having agreed terms on a reported £10 million per year content deal, Amazon Prime will become the main UK broadcaster of ATP syndicated matches/tournaments, replacing current incumbent Sky Sports. The ATP’s …

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Major Shake-up! Sky changes sports subscriptions & content strategy

Ahead of the start of the 2017/18 English Premier League season (12 August), main broadcaster Sky will move to scrap its individual sports channels, with a view of streamlining its content and viewer paid subscription packages. Seeking to boost its subscriptions, the broadcaster will retire its Sky Sports Channels (1,2.3, 4 & 5) creating new ‘sports-themed’ package options for customers. Sky’s …

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Twitter loses streaming rights to NFL Thursdays

Social media network, Twitter has lost the right to live stream NFL ‘Thursday Night Games’, as the league chooses Amazon as its new content streaming partner. Updating league stakeholders, NFL governance informed that Amazon, the world’ largest digital retailer had won the right to stream 10 NFL Thursday night games for season 2017/18. US business news sources report that the …

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High Drama…Manchester by the Sea challenges La La Land for Oscars glory

This week sees the UK-wide release of ‘Oscar 2017 Best Picture’ favourites ‘La La Land’ and ‘Manchester by the Sea’ (UK release dates – 13 January) as the countdown continues towards the 89th Academy Awards (26 February 2017). With the 2016/17 awards season coming into full focus, all movie insiders are in-agreement that La La Land and Manchester by the …

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Smarkets nominated for Amazon UK Growing Business Award

Online betting exchange Smarkets, has made the prestigious shortlist for the 2016 ‘Amazon Growing Business Awards’, gaining a nomination for the ‘Best UK Business – Small Company (Turnover £11-25 million)’ category. Hosted at East London’s The Brewery on 30 November, The Amazon Growing Business Awards’ recognises the best in UK business, enterprise and entrepreneurialism. This year’s awards have seen over …

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Penn National gets social with Hollywood Classic Slots launch

Nasdaq-listed Penn National Gaming (Penn), becomes the latest US land-based gambling operator to enter the social gaming space by announcing the launch of ‘Hollywood Classic Slots’ a social casino with over 30 slot titles. Its new social product will be operated by new division Penn Interactive Ventures, formed following its August acquisition of Rocket Games for a reported $60 million …

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Blavatnik’s Access Industries wants Perform to be the ‘Netflix of Sports’

Len Blavatnik’s firm Access Industries, which has investments in the media & technology sectors, is reported to have rejected a number of co-funding approaches from US tech giants in Perform Group (Perform). This weekend The Daily Telegraph reported that Blavatnik had turned down equity funding partnerships from the likes of Amazon, Facebook and YouTube, as Access Industries aims to turn …

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Twitch.tv warns users over gambling related content

In a move to curb betting related content, live video platform Twitch.tv (an Amazon.com subsidiary) has warned its users to stop promoting betting/gambling related activity. As news of eSports gambling has hit national headlines this week, due to games developer Valve Corporation banning all third-party skin betting sites from its platform. Twitch.tv management made a public post warning its users …

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Couchmans LLP – “Social Giants eye live sport assets”

The NFL last week announced Twitter as its ‘Global Streaming’ partner, a $10 million deal which will see the social media network stream ten NFL Thursday night matches (in conjunction with CBS and NBC broadcasts). The decision to partner with Twitter, shocked sports’ insiders as it was revealed that tech giants Yahoo, Verizon and Amazon had all outbid Twitter’s winning …

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