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Genius secures BAL data partnership to enhance presence in global basketball

Genius Sports has maintained its strategy of global expansion by  securing a partnership with the Basketball Africa League (BAL), taking on the responsibilities of Official Provider of Real Time BAL Statistics. A long time data partner of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and its 200-member leagues and federations, Genius will build on its presence in the sports via the new …

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Genius bolsters sports portfolio with $200m Second Spectrum acquisition

Data and technology provider Genius Sports has entered into a ‘definitive agreement’ to acquire Second Spectrum, an official analytics partner of several high-profile professional sports leagues and teams, for a purchase price of $200 million. As a data tracking and analytics partner of the English Premier League, National Basketball Association (NBA) and Major League Soccer (MLS), Second Spectrum will significantly …

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Genius Sports acquires FanHub to bulk-up its fan engagement muscle

Genius Sports has agreed to acquire free-to-play (FTP) games developer and fan engagement studio FanHub Media, undertaking its first corporate acquisition as an NYSE-listed enterprise. The deal will see, Genius add an FTP games offering to its existing sports betting technology unit, whilst FanHub’s fan engagement solutions will be merged with Genius media division. Dealmakers chose not to disclose deal …

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Genius Sports returns to profit as NYSE journey begins 

Genius Sports has published its first set of financial results as a newly listed NYSE company. Publishing its full-year 2020 results (period ending 31 December), Genius recorded corporate revenues of $149 million – up 30% on FY2019 results of $115 million.  The firm’s betting technology unit (formerly Betgenius) served as the group’s biggest income contributor, generating FY2020 revenues of $111 …

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Japan begins discussions on creation of $65bn sports betting market

The government of Japan has reportedly begun internal discussions with regards to regulating sports betting on football and baseball events, according to the Financial Times. Should betting regulations on the two popular sports be liberalised, it would create a market totalling around $65 million according to FT sources with ‘direct knowledge of the situation’. The most popular form of betting …

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Genius Sports ready for NYSE debut 

Genius Sports will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as of tomorrow morning, Wednesday 21 April (ticker – GENI), having completed all merger requirements with SPAC vehicle dMY Technology Group II (dMY II). In a statement released this afternoon, the firm communicated that its business combination had been formally approved at a special meeting of dMY II’s …

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Genius Sports inks multi-year B.League data and streaming partnership

Genius Sports has been designated as the exclusive international streaming and data partner for betting to Japan’s B.League – the governing body for professional basketball in the country. Genius has been granted the exclusive rights to capture, manage and distribute the B.League’s official data and video content to its global network of regulated sportsbook partners as part of the deal, …

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Genius Sports refreshes brand identity to reflect NYSE future

Genius Sports Group has this afternoon unveiled its new corporate brand and identity, as the company prepares for its imminent listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).  Updating its global partners, Genius disclosed that its entire sports tech portfolio and data assets had been consolidated under the single identity of ‘Genius Sports’.   The move reflects the ‘rapid convergence’ of …

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Genius Sports takes full commercial responsibility of NFL betting data

Genius Sports has become the lead strategic data partner for the NFL, in a deal which will see it develop new fan-led experiences and commercialise existing game data provisions for the league.  The partnership sees Genius become the exclusive global data distributor of NFL real-time and play-by-play statistics for all wagering-related services including sportsbook, publishing and media. Updating stakeholders, the …

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Genius appoints media guru David Levy as company chairman  

Genius Sports has confirmed the appointment of David Levy as new company Chairman, as the company moves to imminently list on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). A figurehead in US sports and entertainment, Levy is the former President of Turner Broadcasting, credited with radically diversifying the news broadcaster’s media portfolio. During his 30-year executive tenure at Turner, Levy played …

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