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Matthew Ball: Gambling on the verge of a Web3 odyssey

SBC News Matthew Ball: Gambling on the verge of a Web3 odyssey

Ahead of his keynote address at the SBC Summit Barcelona (19 – 21 September 2023) leading VC and NY Times best-selling author Matthew Ball states that gambling must accept its interconnected future with Web3 innovations… But don’t call him an ‘oracle’. A new decade saw Web3 depart Silicon Valley’s zeitgeist and enter the dialogue and consciousness of modern business. Yet, …

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TPD nets ‘Valley Pro’ Jeremy Doig as NED

SBC News TPD nets ‘Valley Pro’ Jeremy Doig as NED

Total Performance Data (TPD) has announced that Silicon Valley enterprise expert Jeremy Doig has joined its business as a non-executive director (NED). A 35-year technology veteran, Doig has most recently served as CTO of the Disney+ network, overseeing the streaming giant’s team of over 2,500 developers working on technologies for ESPN+, Hulu, Star+ and Disney+.  Recognised as a ‘Valley figurehead’ …

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Disney betting ambitions may be halted as Iger returns to CEO role


Bob Chapek has stepped down as CEO of The Walt Disney Company, replaced by former chief Bob Iger – a development which could have implications for the media giant’s gambling plans.  Observing US sports betting’s post-PASPA take-off,  Disney has been increasingly eyeing up the sector, as analysts predict how its dominant ESPN sports broadcasting and streaming unit will enter the …

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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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