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Scott Longley: 2021… Chasing up the Big Mo’

SBC News Scott Longley: 2021... Chasing up the Big Mo’

Providing further year-end perspectives, SBC has enlisted the help of Scott Longley of the Wagers.com Earnings+ More Substack to summarise the M&A, IPOs and boardroom shake-ups that have reformed gambling’s playing field make-up…  When the Earnings+More newsletter (as it was then) launched in April, it was partly as a response to the expansion of the US-listed betting and gaming sector …

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Disney CEO admits ‘very significant’ sports betting opportunity

SBC News Disney CEO admits 'very significant' sports betting opportunity

Disney CEO Bob Chapek has acknowledged that its sports broadcasting platform ESPN is the ‘perfect’ place for sports betting and as such the corporation has a ‘very significant opportunity’ in the gambling market. Speaking on Disney’s fourth quarter results call for the period ended 30 September, Chapek stated that the company will expand into the sports betting market through its …

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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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The Jockey Club undergoes senior commercial reshuffle

SBC News The Jockey Club undergoes senior commercial reshuffle

The commercial department of  The Jockey Club has undergone an overhaul, with the organisation naming Charlie Boss as its new Chief Commercial Officer in one of three new appointments. The former Disney Commercial Director for sports in Europe and Africa will work closely with The Jockey Club’s Chief Executive, Nevin Truesdale, in his new role. Boss joined Disney in 2018 …

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William Hill advances US agenda with imminent CBS Sports deal

SBC News William Hill advances US agenda with imminent CBS Sports deal

FTSE250 bookmaker William Hill Plc is reported to be in the ‘final stages’ of announcing a forthcoming landmark US partnership with national broadcaster CBS Sports. This weekend, The Sunday Times reported that William Hill governance would imminently announce its tie-up with CBS Sports – the sports entertainment division of the newly formed ViacomCBS global media conglomerate. The partnership will see …

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Premier League appoints ‘fresh face’ Susanna Dinnage as CEO

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

SBC News 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

SBC News 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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