Tag Archives: Fox Sports

Rafi Ashkenazi – Bold FOX JV is the ideal platform for US domination

Hosting a special conference call, Rafi Ashkenazi Chief Executive of The Stars Group Inc, has detailed further insights and arrangements related to the firm’s announced joint venture ‘FOX Bet’, partnering with US national broadcaster FOX. Securing a 25-year commercial agreement, the Stars Group will act as lead sports betting and igaming services provider for the FOX Corporation. “This partnership gives …

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FOX Sports partnership sees The Stars Group make its US multimedia play

The governance of Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has announced the foundation of its first US strategic joint venture ‘FOX Bet’ in partnership with national sports broadcaster FOX Sports a subsidiary of media conglomerate FOX Corporation. Updating investors, the Stars Group details that it will launch a ‘first-of-its-kind’ sports media and wagering venture working alongside FOX Sports. ‘The Stars …

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FOX Sports unites with Sportradar to enhance in-game broadcasts

Leading European sports data, integrity services and content provider Sportradar has continued its US technology expansion after announcing that it has secured a partnership with broadcaster FOX Sports to deliver new audience innovations and experiences. Announcing its latest US-centric partnership, Sportradar will utilise its data collection mechanisms and insight capacities to develop live engagement tools/functions for FOX Sports in-game programming. FOX Sports …

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Amazon renews NFL Thursday Night streaming contract

Retail technology giant Amazon has renewed its ‘Thursday Night NFL’ streaming rights contract for a further two seasons, at a cost of $130 million. The NFL’s governance has confirmed that Amazon Prime Video will continue to be its lead streaming OTT platform service for Thursday night games. The deal sees Amazon secure 11 Thursday night NFL matches, which will be …

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US networks look for ‘Brady Narrative’ to recover from lacklustre NFL audiences

US sports stakeholders have detailed concern regarding the drop in viewership of NFL broadcasts recorded during season 2017/18. Last week, media analyst Nielsen released viewer trend data for the NFL’s 2017/18 regular season, which specified a network-wide viewership decline of 9.7%. The lacklustre figures saw all US partner networks; NBC, ESPN and FOX Sports report audience declines for their NFL …

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Power Play… Murdoch’s $60 billion Fox divestment shakes up global sports

Global media has been shaken up by the news that Rupert Murdoch is preparing to sell 21st Century Fox and Fox Entertainment’s 39% stake in Sky UK to rival Walt Disney Co for a reported $60 billion deal (£45 billion). All eyes will be placed on today’s New York Stock Exchange opening, when Disney leaders are expected to present the …

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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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Florida lawsuit charges DFS investors & stakeholders of consumer negligence

Florida’s Southern District Court has recorded an amended nationwide lawsuit filed against DFS operators DraftKings and FanDuel plus related industry stakeholders including investors, US pro leagues (NHL, MLB and NBA), associated media owners and payment processors. The lawsuit filed by Florida Attorney Ervin Gonzalez on behalf of DFS players’ Antonio Gomez and John Gerecs was charged against approximately 50 DFS …

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DraftKings reported to be ‘quietly’ seeking further $200 million in investment

The Boston Business Journal reports that DraftKings is ‘quietly’ seeking to raise a further $200 million in investment. If the Boston based DFS operator achieves its target funding, the company will have an estimated $2 billion valuation according to VC research and intelligence firm PitchBook. In six rounds of venture funding DraftKings has raised $375 million in investment from a …

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DraftKings enters ‘Unicorn Club’ with $300 million Series D funding

The US tech industry has branded the birth of another ‘Unicorn’ as daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator DraftKings announces that it has raised $300 million (£195 million) in series D funding. 21 Century Fox’s Fox Sports division contributed the majority of the rounds funding capital, other investors included venture capital firms Atlas Ventures, Kraft Group and Raine Group. This latest …

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