Tag Archives: IMG

Alexey Khobot, Fonbet: The importance of live streaming for Russia’s betting market

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By European standards, the Russia betting industry is just reaching adolescence. Yet for the market’s biggest operators such as Fonbet, whose Russian revenues reached RUB19b (+£200m) in 2019, technology has moved on at speed over the last 10 years. One such example of this technology change is the integration of live sports streams – one of the most frequently mentioned …

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DCMS praises ‘constructive talks’ with FA over streaming rights

Ministers from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have held ‘constructive discussions’ with the Football Association (FA) regarding the ongoing debate over streaming rights. In a statement, Minister for Sport Media and Communications Nigel Adams explained that no games will be streamed exclusively through gambling operators from this year’s fourth round. He explained: “The FA have confirmed …

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FA to carry out review of broadcasting rights

The Football Association (FA) will carry out a review of its broadcasting rights agreements awarded to sports betting operators after a report was published by the Daily Mail as today’s frontpage story. The review comes after the coverage of numerous FA Cup matches were broadcast on betting websites. This contrasted the two games made available on the BBC, while BT …

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Andrew Cochrane, SBTech: Helping lotteries to keep pace with the sportsbook competition

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Lotteries are “turning to SBTech” for sportsbook services when their market share comes under pressure. That’s according to the firm’s Chief Development Officer Andrew Cochrane, who spoke on a panel about replicating the European Lotteries experience at this year’s Betting on Sports America (BOSA). Why is SBTech well placed to join the debate around lotteries providing sports betting in the …

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Mansion revamps VS profile with IMG ARENA

Gibraltar-based Mansion Group has revamped its virtual sports offering, securing a multi-year agreement with IMG ARENA, the betting innovation studio of leading international sports agency and publisher IMG. Integrated through IMG ARENA’s existing partnership with Leap Gaming, Mansion has deployed a full suite of VS content across its UK online gambling portfolio. Moving forward, Mansion customers will benefit from instant …

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IMG reportedly eyes $1 billion data deal with the ATP Tour

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IMG is closing in on a 10-year, $1 billion deal with the ATP World Tour for betting data and live wagering rights, according to a report yesterday by SportsBusiness Media. The data market has been dominated by the likes of Perform Group, Genius Sports and Sportradar, who signed a five-year extension to its deal with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) – …

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SBTech confirms ComeOn partnership renewal

Sports betting technology and platform provider SBTech has confirmed that it will be renewing its long-standing partnership with ComeOn which has helped expand ComeOn’s brand exposure across newly regulated markets. The extension to the partnership marks the fifth time this contract between the duo has been renewed, and is hoped to help deliver “differentiated user experiences to players, both in …

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IMG confirmed as Bundesliga’s exclusive global licensing representative

International sports marketing agency, publisher and data distributor IMG has confirmed that it has inked a new deal with Bundesliga International which will see them named as the exclusive global licensing representative for the league. As reported by SportsPro media, the new deal will lead to the development and launch of a new licensing programme, focusing upon elevating the engagement …

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IMG Arena launches ‘Greenhouse programme’ targeting next-gen disruptions

More than a year in development, new industry data, insights and content provider IMG Arena announces the launch of its ‘Greenhouse’ innovation programme. Seeking to disrupt all standard components of the global betting sector, IMG Arena launches its Greenhouse directive, ‘funding and mentoring innovative entrepreneurs and companies reimagining the betting and media industries’. For its launch, IMG Arena announces ‘Sportsflare’, …

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Freddie Longe – IMG Arena will deliver fresh prospects for betting innovation

Last November, leading international sports marketing agency, publisher and data distributor IMG launched its industry-specific ‘IMG Arena’ division, seeking to deliver innovation and audience dynamics for all betting stakeholders. The standalone division is led by Freddie Longe Managing Director, who details to SBC how IMG Arena will utilise all active corporate components to shake-up betting’s legacy tech values and market propositions…  ________________ …

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