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Could Amazon become a game changer of Premier League broadcasting?

From the 2019-2020 season, it appears that Amazon is aiming to become a major new force in the world of Premier League TV rights. A whole host of digital media outlets are looking to test the waters with a bid for Premier League content, however after its purchase of the ATP tennis tournaments, Amazon looks more likely to succeed with …

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Sky Sports ramps up live football content with new £600 million EFL contract

UK media has reported that Sky UK has secured a five-year £600 million deal, for the exclusive rights to broadcast English Football League (EFL) matches (Championship, League One, and League Two). Adding new content to its dedicated ‘Sky Sports Football’ channels, the broadcaster details that starting on season 2019/2020 it plans to show up to 183 live EFL syndicated matches. …

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Twitter suspends Paddy Power account

As of last night, Paddy Power’s popular Twitter account (@PaddyPower) has been suspended for reasons yet unknown. The social media platform has blocked the Paddy Power account showing no active feed, posting a generic message that reads ‘Twitter suspends accounts that violate the Twitter Rules’. Twitter’s suspension of @PaddyPower, has sent the bookmaker’s followers into rumour overdrive, however, it remains …

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Football clubs disengage with Facebook

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Facebook’s decision to discontinue paying football clubs for live streams has inevitably led to a backlash of clubs becoming disinterested in the social media site. A plethora of teams that previously enjoyed heavy involvement in Facebook, including Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United, are now seemingly contemplating investments in alternative outlets such as Instagram and YouTube. The decision to cease …

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Sportito delivers mobile payments boost with Boku integration

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Daily fantasy sports provider Sportito has made it easier for its customers to deposit via mobile by announcing a new partnership with payments platform Boku. The carrier billing solution from Boku, where customers can use their personal phone number to make deposits, will be an alternative payment method for the users who do not want to use their bank card …

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UKGC warns fantasy football operators not to get caught out by gambling rules

  Ahead of the start of a new football season this August, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued an industry note warning fantasy football operators to ensure that their leagues, prizes and promotions are in accordance with UK gambling laws. The risk for those organising fantasy football leagues is that it could require a pool licence from the Gambling Commission, as …

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Facebook to stream UEFA Champions League content for US market

Tech giant Facebook has furthered its position within live sports content by brokering a deal to stream UEFA Champions League matches in partnership with US broadcaster Fox Sports. The Champions League content will be only available to United States Facebook users. At present, Facebook has agreed to stream two live matches per group match day, four round of sixteen and …

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Industry first Facebook Messenger ChatBot for Paddy Power

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Paddy Power has become the first bookmaker to offer ChatBot on Facebook Messenger, after going live with a new product provided by Onionsack. The industry-first ChatBot, powered by the Onionsack SaaS messaging platform, enables customers to login to their Paddy Power betting account, check balances and place wagers via Facebook. Once connected to the Paddy Power Facebook Messenger bot, customers …

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Kick off…Facebook signs live content partnership with MLS & Univision

Social media giant Facebook Inc has furthered its presence within sports, by agreeing a live streaming content partnership with Major League Soccer (MLS) and Spanish-language American broadcaster Univision Deportes. This weekend, Facebook executives confirmed that 22 live matches would be streamed ‘in-English’ on Univision Deportes Facebook page. Univision will support the Facebook streams by providing English commentary and ‘unique Facebook’ …

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Coral partners with Fresh8 Gaming to launch video advertising

Fresh8 Gaming & Coral

Coral has partnered with Fresh8 Gaming to launch a dynamic video advertising product across their digital video campaigns, which includes both Facebook and YouTube. The bookmaker will use Fresh8 technology to power auto-generated videos with real time offers and odds across their digital display and to push their affiliate advertising partnerships. The Fresh8 video platform enables a sports betting operator …

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