Tag Archives: Barry Hearn

Matchroom media arm enhances OTT operations with Loop acquisition

Matchroom has announced that it has acquired Loop – a live streaming and production company that has previously collaborated with the promoter. Becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Matchroom Media – the agency’s media arm launched earlier this year to act as home to production of live events – Loop will help to deliver content for Matchroom’s portfolio of properties, …

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Matchroom Boxing on the brink of finalising ‘nine figure’ DAZN deal

Matchroom Boxing is on the verge of inking a ‘record-breaking’ agreement with sports streaming service DAZN, which will replace Sky Sports as the company’s exclusive UK broadcast partner, according to reports. Following the announcement that Eddie Hearn will succeed his father Barry Hearn as Chairman of the Matchroom Sport brand upon his retirement, the promoter has struck a landmark rights …

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Blueprint partners with PDC for latest iGaming launch

Slot developer Blueprint Gaming has partnered with the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) to launch a new World Darts Championship themed title. The new release sees the slot supplier make its debut into the sports-themed category of online casino products, demonstrating a broadening of its portfolio.  Officially licensed from the PDC, the slot will feature famous darts players including newly-crowned world …

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Barry Hearn – UK sports cannot afford another ‘tobacco scenario’

Barry Hearn, Founder and Chairman of Matchroom Sport, has become the latest sports figurehead to detail concerns on the government’s approach to reforming the UK’s gambling laws.   Recognised as the UK’s biggest sports promoter for darts, snooker and boxing, Hearn stated that a ban on gambling sponsorship would be a ‘disaster for every layer of sport’, according to a report …

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IMG ARENA pockets WST partnership extension

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IMG ARENA has added an extension to its live streaming rights agreement with the World Snooker Tour (WST). The extended deal builds on the existing live streaming agreement, now covering a greater number of matches and tournaments on the Tour. Freddie Longe, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of IMG ARENA, said: “This significant extension and expansion of our relationship …

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BoyleSports bets big on PDC darts raising its UK profile

BoyleSports has confirmed that it will maintain title sponsorship of the PDC’s ‘Grand Slam of Darts’ tournament set for its November showcase at Wolverhampton’s Civic Hall (14-22 November).  The Irish bookmaker will continue to serve as title sponsor of the 32-player event – which this year will feature reigning champion Gerwyn Price who defends his title against a world-class field …

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Stats Perform renews Matchroom Multi Sport and PDC TV events deal

Stats Perform will retain the worldwide exclusive live betting streaming rights for Matchroom Multi Sport and PDC TV events after the data supplier extended its partnership with the sporting event promotions company. The five-year deal, which builds upon a long-term partnership between Stats Perform and Matchroom, will cover some of the biggest tournaments in sport from the Mosconi Cup, World …

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Sportradar supports snooker’s Championship League with data deal

With World Snooker’s Championship League making a return to our screens, Sportradar has confirmed that it will be supporting the tournament by offering pre-match, live odds and live data. The offering builds on the long-standing partnership between World Snooker and Sportradar, and will help maximise engagement with the tournament. The event, which began yesterday and will run until 11 June, …

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Betfred extends World Snooker Championship sponsorship

Warrington-based bookmaker Betfred has announced it will continue as title sponsor of the World Snooker Championship until at least 2021. The deal was completed at the tournaments home, The Crucible in Sheffield, and World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn expressed his delight in the continuation of the partnership. Hearn said: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with Betfred for at …

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Betway pockets Gibraltar Snooker Open title sponsorship

Online bookmaker Betway continues to expand its brand within the sport of snooker, confirming that it has secured the title sponsorship og this week’s Gibraltar Open (13-17 March) The title sponsorship secured with World Snooker, represents Betway’s second major partnership in snooker, adding to their existing deal as title sponsor of the Betway UK Championship. The  top players, such as Kyren Wilson, …

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