Tag Archives: ESPN

Inside The Pocket and ESPNcricinfo launch free fantasy game via WonderWins

Free-to-play (F2P) aggregation platform Inside The Pocket (ITP) has teamed up with digital cricket platform ESPNcricinfo for an exclusive free daily fantasy offering via its new WonderWins brand, primed to debut ahead of this season’s Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.  The collaboration enables cricket fans to engage with fantasy gaming as well as accessing match coverage, news, information, and analysis, …

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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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Every sports content site is driven by video – why should betting be different?

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A seasoned marketing executive who previously headed up the sportsbook division at 888 Holdings, Yuval Benyamini joined content platform WSC Sports in February 2021 as Head of Betting Business Development. Fast forward just a few months and we learned that WSC Sports had teamed up with Sportradar to launch the sports betting sector’s first ‘Live Video Notification’ push service.  We …

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Royal Ascot secures biggest international coverage for 2021 comeback

This year’s Royal Ascot will feature the biggest international media exposure for the prestigious UK racing festival, hosted from Tuesday 15th to Saturday 19th June. Preparing the festival for its public return, welcoming +12,000 spectators to its racecourse each day, Ascot Racecourse has selected HBA Media to serve as its lead international media rights distributor. Expanding Royal Ascot’s global coverage, …

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Genius bolsters sports portfolio with $200m Second Spectrum acquisition

Data and technology provider Genius Sports has entered into a ‘definitive agreement’ to acquire Second Spectrum, an official analytics partner of several high-profile professional sports leagues and teams, for a purchase price of $200 million. As a data tracking and analytics partner of the English Premier League, National Basketball Association (NBA) and Major League Soccer (MLS), Second Spectrum will significantly …

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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 foots £30m retail loss for rollercoaster 2020

William Hill Plc has reported a strong Q4 trading period after closing a transformative year for the heritage FTSE betting group.  Updating investors, William Hill reported that group net revenues during Q4 increased by 9%, driven by a strong sportsbook comeback and the firm’s enhanced product offering and geographical expansion.  Positive Q4 trading has helped William Hill soften 2020 Covid …

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