Tag Archives: DAZN

Dafabet acquires third sponsorship of Matchroom’s World Pool Masters

SBC News Dafabet acquires third sponsorship of Matchroom’s World Pool Masters

Dafabet has enhanced its sports branding and marketing via an agreement with Matchroom Sports, acquiring for the title sponsorship to the World Pool Masters for the third time. The operator had previously sponsored the tournament – due to take place between 22 and 25 May in Gibraltar and broadcast on Sky Sports, DAZN and Matchroom Live – in 2017 and …

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Paddy Power targets US market with ASX trading platform plans

SBC News Paddy Power targets US market with ASX trading platform plans

Paddy Power, the son of David Power, founder of the eponymous Irish bookmaker, has announced plans to launch a ‘sports trading’ platform, American SportZ Exchange (ASX), according to the Irish Independent. ASX will operate from Ireland but target the burgeoning US sports betting market, and will be initially financially supported as a startup via a €500,000 crowdfunding campaign using the …

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BT weighing up sale of sports broadcasting unit

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

SBC News 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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Eddie Hearn to replace OBE winning father as Matchroom Chairman

SBC News Eddie Hearn to replace OBE winning father as Matchroom Chairman

Eddie Hearn has stepped up to the position of Group Chairman of Matchroom Sport, replacing his father Barry Hearn OBE, who will move into an advisory position as President of the Group. Announced at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre during the Betfred World Championship snooker tournament, Eddie Hearn’s ascent to the top position at Matchroom will see him coordinate the group’s various …

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Jette Nygaard-Andersen leads pack to become Entain CEO 

Jette Nygaard-Andersen takes charge of Entain as new CEO

The board of Entain Plc are reported to be in ‘advanced discussions’ to appoint Danish executive Jette Nygaard-Andersen as new chief executive of the FTSE100 betting group.   Sky News reports that Nygaard-Andersen, the former EMEA Chief Executive of Swedish media conglomerate Modern Times Group, leads the pack to replace Shay Segev who announced his resignation last week, joining global OTT …

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Entain seeks new CEO as Segev departs to DAZN

SBC News Entain seeks new CEO as Segev departs to DAZN

Entain CEO Shay Segev has resigned as Group CEO of the FTSE100 online gambling group to join DAZN as ‘joint-chief executive’ of the global sports OTT platform. “Shay has a notice period of six months and will remain in his current role for that period or until a successor is in place,” read Entain’s statement. “The Board, having considered succession issues …

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DAZN sells European football assets to new IMC venture 

SBC News DAZN sells European football assets to new IMC venture 

Global OTT sports broadcaster DAZN Group has confirmed that it will divest its shareholdings in European football assets Goal.com, SPOX and VoetbalZone to newly-formed digital sports publisher Integrated Media Company (IMC).  DAZN has secured terms on a ‘definitive agreement’ for IMC to take control of the majority stakes in its football assets for a combined deal of $100 million. Limited …

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UK launch tops DAZN’s global billing

SBC News UK launch tops DAZN's global billing

Leading sports OTT streaming platform DAZN will launch its services within the UK this May, seeking to disrupt the status quo of UK sports broadcasting. Closing Monday 2 March trading, DAZN published a statement detailing the firm’s next phase of growth in which the OTT platform will enlarge its presence within 200 countries. A UK debut is reportedly top of the …

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Insider Sport: On The Ball – DAZN & BeIN expand their UEFA profile

SBC News Insider Sport: On The Ball – DAZN & BeIN expand their UEFA profile

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This week’s OTB reports on DAZN acquiring the majority of UCL rights in Germany, BeIN’s acquiring of Euro 2020 French broadcasting rights, LFC’s Nike partnership announcement and an interview with FootballMedia CEO Dean Akinjobi. ___________________ DAZN takes over …

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