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DAZN keeps recruitment focus with CMO and UK/Ontario MD appointments

DAZN’s recruitment strategy of hiring experienced industry executives to head its new DAZN Bet venture has continued, hiring two more former senior Entain employees. Shane McLaughlin joins DAZN Bet as Managing Director for the UK and Ontario, ending a nearly 13 year career with Entain which saw him hold six positions, with the most recent being Director of Digital Business …

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DAZN BET further enhances management as Gemma Burge takes safer gambling lead

DAZN has hired another industry veteran to the leadership team of its sports betting venture DAZN BET, appointing Gemma Burge as Head of Safer Gambling.  Burge specialises in risk management and safer gambling for the online and land-based betting and gaming sectors, having accumulated experience over a 15 year career, which included employment at Sky Bet and William Hill. At …

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Mark Kemp to lead DAZN BET’s ‘imminent disruption’ of global sportsbook markets

A week following its announcement that it will launch its sportsbook venture by the start of the 2022/2023 football season, global sports OTT platform DAZN Group has confirmed that Mark Kemp will lead its new sportsbook unit as Chief Executive of DAZN BET. As CEO  DAZN BET, Kemp will work towards the venture’s  goal to ‘revitalise’ and ‘disrupt’ the casual …

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DAZN to launch next-gen sportsbook platform with Pragmatic Play 

Global sports OTT platform DAZN Group has this afternoon confirmed that it will partner with Pragmatic Play to launch its much-anticipated sportsbook offering.  Having re-capitalised its business at the start of the year, DAZN announced to investors that it would launch a sportsbook platform, to expand its business beyond its OTT sports programming vertical. Early 2022 developments have seen DAZN …

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DAZN recruits Tiku as tech master to lead development of global sportsbook platform

DAZN has announced the appointment of Sandeep Tiku as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) who will spearhead the global OTT sports media provider’s development of its much-anticipated proprietary sportsbook platform.  An industry figurehead, Tiku joins the DAZN executive leadership team from Entain Plc, where he formally served as Chief Operations Officer (COO) and executive board director of the FTSE100 gambling group. …

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Mike Grenham: Planet Sport – Live betting is no place for static content

Seeking a further edge on competitors, sportsbooks have fine-tuned all components of their betting product, yet their day-to-day content remains somewhat static. Mike Grenham, Managing Director of Planet Sport Group’s B2B betting arm, tells SBC why bookmakers need to build their live content competencies to service the needs of modern sports audiences… SBC: Hi Mike, can you explain the development …

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DAZN and Movistar Plus+ confirm La Liga broadcasting deal

DAZN has finalised a non-exclusive distribution deal which will provide its La Liga content to Spanish entertainment platform, Movistar Plus+, beginning from next season. DAZN was awarded exclusive broadcasting rights for 175 LaLiga matches from 2022/23 – 2026/27, and will now make this package available to customers of Movistar Plus+ both through its app and its linear channels. “We are …

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John Boyle returns to BoyleSports to lead CEO hunt

BoyleSports has confirmed to media that Mark Kemp has chosen to step down as Chief Executive of the Irish bookmaker. Kemp is understood to be leaving the Dundalk business, to take an executive position within the new sportsbook division of DAZN – the multi-billion-pound financed streaming platform backed by Sir Leonard Blavatnik’s Access Industries fund. The decision sees Kemp leave …

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DAZN comes close to acquiring BT Sport and its Premier League rights

DAZN is closing on a deal to buy BT Sport, as the streaming service has now opened talks with the Premier League to seek its approval, according to The Times. With a deal in place until 2025, England football’s top-flight league is currently the broadcasters main TV rights partner, and therefore must give consent to the acquisition whilst also gaining …

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DAZN appoints Segev as Group CEO to turbocharge 2022 growth drive

DAZN has completed a group leadership restructure, to help support its global growth ambitions to become the dominant OTT entertainment platform for sports fans.    Updating media, DAZN informed that Shay Segev would take on the sole duties of Group CEO having formally served as a joint-CEO alongside company Co-Founder James Rushton. The former CEO of Entain Plc was branded as …

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