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Premier League appoints ‘fresh face’ Susanna Dinnage as CEO

The Premier League has confirmed the appointment of Susanna Dinnage as new Chief Executive replacing incumbent Richard Scudamore who will depart the organisation at the end of the year, ending his 19-year leadership tenure. A leading media and entertainment executive, Dinnage is the current President of Discovery Networks UK & Ireland (2016-2018), leading operations and commercial planning for the American …

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Pras Sri & David Knight strengthen SBC ahead of iGB Live

SBC (Sports Betting Community) has strengthened its talent base once again with two new key hires in business development and sales in the shape of David Knight and Pras Sri. Knight is joining the organisation from NBCUniversal in the new role of Group Business Director, which includes business operations, strategy and business development in its brief. Knight brings extensive experience …

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Power Play… Murdoch’s $60 billion Fox divestment shakes up global sports

Global media has been shaken up by the news that Rupert Murdoch is preparing to sell 21st Century Fox and Fox Entertainment’s 39% stake in Sky UK to rival Walt Disney Co for a reported $60 billion deal (£45 billion). All eyes will be placed on today’s New York Stock Exchange opening, when Disney leaders are expected to present the …

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Can Dunkirk defy the odds and dethrone Disney’s Box Office dominance?

In recent times, those of us that fawn over an underdog have been spoilt.  Nonetheless, 2017 may just provide us with another equally captivating tale of David defeating Goliath, this time however, not on the football pitch or in the boxing ring, but instead at the box office. This Friday (21 July) marks the release of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk; whilst it’s …

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ESPN ends DraftKings advertising partnership

US news sources have reported that Walt Disney Company subsidiary ESPN has decided to end its advertising partnership with leading US daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings. ESPN governance decided to end its multi-content advertising contract, valued at an estimated $250 million with the Boston based DFS operator following a contract review. The broadcaster did not offer any official explanation for ending …

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DraftKings scores exclusive MLS fantasy partnership

Following last week’s announcement that it would spend $250 million on Disney ESPN inventory over the next two years, US daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings continues to ramp up its marketing coverage by announcing an exclusive partnership with Major League Soccer (MLS). The MLS will become the fifth professional sports league/body to become an official partner of DraftKings joining the …

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DraftKings commits $250 million ad-spend with Disney ESPN

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator DraftKings is set to further its relationship with Walt Disney Company owned US sports network ESPN, by committing $250 million (£160 million) in ad-spend over the next two years. DraftKings will become the exclusive DFS partner to ESPN owned media channels and digital inventory as the operator secures its biggest advertising partnership and secures nationwide …

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Disney backs out of $250 million DraftKings funding

US business and technology news sources have reported that Walt Disney Co (Disney) has backed away from its proposed $250 million investment in daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings. Disney will continue its partnership with DraftKings by providing exclusive fantasy sports content through its sports media network ESPN. DraftKings management stated that the operator was pleased to continue its partnership with …

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Scott Longley – Disney shows Daily Fantasy Sports is no Mickey Mouse market

Scott Longley, Editorial Director of Regulus Partners, examines the upheaval in the fantasy sports industry caused by last week’s arrival of Disney.  No sooner had Amaya announced last week its intention to enter the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) market in the US, than DraftKings dramatically – and appropriately given the provenance of the competition – raised the stakes. News reports …

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DraftKings valued at $1 billion as Disney commits to venture Investment

International media and entertainment provider Walt Disney & Co (Disney) has announced that it will invest $250 million in daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings. The investment venture will see Disney own approximately a 27% stake in DraftKings. The Disney investment represents a huge coup for DraftKings, who are expected to partner with Disney owned sports media provider ESPN, the US’ …

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