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BT and Warner Bros. Discovery finalise UK and Ireland sports venture

BT and Warner Bros. Discovery have introduced a 50-50 joint premium sports venture in the UK and Ireland. The collaboration sees BT Sport transferred to Warner Bros. Discovery, meaning that the BT Sport network and Eurosport UK are operated together.  Additionally, BT will gain £93 million from Warner Bros. Discovery and up to around GBP540 million by way of an …

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Julian Wheeler joins SIS to lead technology programmes

Julian Wheeler has been appointed as the Chief Technology Officer of SIS (Sports Information Services), coordinating the technological efforts of its long-term expansion plans. The new appointee will be tasked with leading delivery of SIS’ technology programmes and formulating a single strategy across its Architecture, Broadcast Engineering, IT Infrastructure, Programme Management, Service Delivery and Software Engineering teams. SIS, a multi-channel …

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Entain to probe NFTs and VR with £100m innovation hub

Entain has announced the launch of its Ennovate  innovation hub, funded with a £100 million investment, in order to investigate emerging areas and collaborate with UK, European and global partners.  Underscoring an ambition to become a ‘global leader in innovative entertainment’, the FTSE100 gambling group has outlined plans for investigation of the Non-Fungible Token (NFT), Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality …

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DAZN nears discounted buyout of BT Sport

DAZN is nearing its objective to acquire BT Sport, with the aim to become a major sports broadcaster within the UK, showcasing Premier League and UEFA Champions League matches.  Citing sources ‘familiar with the matter’, Reuters reports that DAZN is finalising a deal in the region of $800 million (£580m) to acquire BT Sport, the network that has challenged Sky …

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Sisal files for Milan Borsa IPO seven years after first attempt

Sisal SPA, the operating company of Italy’s SuperEnalotto lottery and Matchpoint betting shops, has filed for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) to list its business on the Milan Borsa Exchange.  Reuters reports that the CVC Capital owned gambling group has agreed to sell its shares to an unnamed private equity firm.   Although most of the firm’s revenues come from its …

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National Lottery contest set to narrow as Sugal & Damani reportedly withdraws

Sugal & Damani, the Indian lottery operator which has been participating in the fourth UK National Lottery licence competition, will reportedly withdraw from the bidding contest, according to The Telegraph. If the firm does withdraw its bid, four participants will remain in the competition – incumbent operator Camelot, former adult magazine publisher Richard Desmond, Italy’s Sisal and Allwyn, the UK …

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BT endorses Sisal next-generation bid to lead the National Lottery 

 Italian lottery operator Sisal has secured a major endorsement in its bid to win the UK National Lottery’s operating contract, as BT becomes its strategic telecoms partner. Maintaining the UK’s biggest customer base for home broadband and household telecom services, BT will serve as the ‘network partner’ of Sisal’s bid, working on ‘how to combine the best fixed and mobile …

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BT weighing up sale of sports broadcasting unit

BT has confirmed it is holding discussions ‘with a number of strategic partners’ over the sale of its sports broadcasting unit, BT Sport. The broadcaster has enlisted investment bank Lazard to explore the partial sale, according to The Telegraph, with Amazon, Disney and DAZN all having held discussions with BT, although an anonymous British broadcaster is said to be leading …

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Liam Durkin – Sky Bet – NFL’s UK betting popularity and how it can be utilised further

Ten years ago the National Football League (NFL) crossed the Atlantic to stage its first competitive game outside the Americas, with the New York Giants running out 13-10 winners over the Miami Dolphins.   What started out as a one game per year ‘International Series’ though quickly began to grow, seeing more games and venues being added.  This year London …

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