Tag Archives: ESPN

SBC Leaders magazine: Sky Betting & Gaming still thinking big

SBC Leaders Issue 29

Sky Betting & Gaming may be sitting at the very top of the UK gambling industry, but as its Chief Commercial Officer Steve Birch tells the new issue of SBC Leaders magazine, the business still has big ambitions for further growth. In an in-depth interview – which covers the operator’s close relationship with other Flutter-owned brands, the evolution of its …

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Toto to boost coverage of Women’s Eredivisie for Dutch audiences

SBC News Toto to boost coverage of Women's Eredivisie for Dutch audiences

Toto, the flagship sports betting brand of Nederlandse Loterij, will serve as a principal partner of the Azerion Women’s Eredivisie. The partnership sees Toto continue to expand its presence within Dutch women’s pro-football, in which the betting brand serves as principal sponsor of the women’s teams for PSV, ADO Den Haag, Heerenveen and FC Twente. Beginning on Friday 8 September, …

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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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Inside The Pocket and ESPNcricinfo launch free fantasy game via WonderWins

SBC News 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

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


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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