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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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High Stakes… World awaits Rupert Murdoch’s move on coveted Fox

Speculation and rumour are rife in the world of media and entertainment, as Rupert Murdoch controls the destiny of warring US giants Comcast and Walt Disney Co. Last week UK Culture Secretary Matt Hancock delivered the UK government’s long-awaited verdict to allow Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to acquire European digital broadcaster Sky Plc for £12 billion. Hancock and DCMS have …

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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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Fox’s $200 million World Cup gamble

Tuesday’s dismal defeat at the hands of Trinidad and Tobago, meant that the United States Men’s National Team failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986. Whilst the poor performances of Bruce Arena’s side will have caused widespread disappointment amongst US Soccer fans, the devastation will be elevated for executives at 21st Century Fox, who …

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Fox will televise the FIFA Interactive World Cup

Following the landmark deal between ESL and Microsoft, console based esports received some more good news after it was announced that Fox Sports will broadcast the FIFA Interactive World Cup. The esports tournament has a purse of $20,000 (£13,895) and will see 32 grand finalists battle it out over three days to be crowned champion and the title of best FIFA …

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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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