Tag Archives: ESPN

ICE Sports Betting Tours hot for eSports

eSports is the hot topic that the betting industry is keen to know more about at ICE 2016. According to a survey of people registering for the Official ICE Sports Betting Tours, eSports is the number one area of interest this year, with over half of the attendees expressing an interest in finding out more about this burgeoning sector. SBC …

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SBC analysis: Deloitte’s eSports 2016 predictions

Deloitte has released its technology media telecommunications (TMT) forecast for 2016, and it makes for some interesting reading in regard to eSports.  It is estimated that as an industry it will grow by 25% and create global revenues of $500m (£346.8m) in 2016. This is up $100m (£69.4m) from last year. Deloitte’s predictions fall some way short of some of last year’s …

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eSports 2015 SBC report – Part 2

Following Part 1’s assessment of the key occurrences in the eSports industry from a business perspective in the opening six months of 2015, here’s more of the same for the latter part of the year. August Ashton Kutcher became the latest high profile investor in eSports as he joined billionaire Mark Cuban in investing in Unikrn. Kutcher has a successful …

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FanDuel and DraftKings to remain operational in New York

The ongoing investigations into the legality of daily fantasy sports hit New York recently, with a ruling stating that neither DraftKings nor FanDuel would be allowed to conduct business in the state for the foreseeable future. Despite this ruling though it has been announced that both companies will be allowed to remain operational in New York, for the time-being at …

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Former Azubu Managing Editor to be named ESPN eSports Editor

According to a source at the Daily Dot, ESPN’s hunt for an eSports editor is now over with former Azubu man Darin Kwilinski set to take up the role. Kwilinski announced his exit as Managing Editor at Azubu on December 11th. Azubu is an eSports entertainment firm which it was announced last week has received close to a £40m boost following a round of …

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NCAA prohibits DraftKings & FanDuel of advertising on associated sports events

US sports network ESPN, reports that the NCAA the governing body of college sports in the US, has prohibited DraftKings and FanDuel from advertising during its associated events. ESPN obtained a communication addressed to DraftKings CEO Jason Robins and FanDuel senior executives Christian Genetski (Chief Legal Officer) and Matt King (Chief Financial Officer) requesting the operator to stop TV advertising …

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ESPN lifts DraftKings advertising suspension

US sports network ESPN, has lifted its temporary suspension of DraftKings advertising throughout its channels, as all major US sports networks continue to promote fantasy sports services. This weekend the sports network resumed advertising coverage of DraftKings services, despite the operator’s ongoing employee data conflict allegations. ESPN a key partner for DraftKings, had publically announced that it had taken a …

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ESPN suspends DraftKings $250 million advertising partnership

Following allegations of misuse of game data by employees, US sports network ESPN has pulled sponsorship slots promoting the DraftKings brand from its channels. The decision by ESPN to suspend advertising of DraftKings advertising sees a temporary break to its agreed $250 million ad-spend partnership which was announced in August ahead of the start of the 2015/16 NFL season. DraftKings data …

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US concerns grow over promotion of fantasy sports products

Concerns are mounting in the US regarding the increased coverage and promotion of daily fantasy sports (DFS) products throughout national TV broadcast networks. US sports viewers have witnessed a surge in advertisements promoting DFS brands in the build up to the start of the NFL 2015/16 season (start date 10 September). Labelled as a key operating period for the sector, …

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DraftKings partners with Hooters for NFL 2015/16 

Targeting further fan coverage ahead of the start of the 2015/16 NFL season (start date 10 September), US daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator DraftKings has announced a partnership with restaurant, leisure and entertainment firm Hooters. The partnership will see an extension of DraftKings ongoing media deal with US sports broadcaster ESPN, as the DFS operator hosts $300,000 Hooters Fantasy Football …

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