Tag Archives: IMG

SBC’s On The Ball – DAZN, Eleven Sports and the Copa Libertadores

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition looks at the postponed Copa Libertadores final and a broadcasting expansion for DAZN. Copa Libertadores heads to the Santiago Bernabeu After the second leg of the Copa Libertadores Final was postponed twice due to fans attacking …

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Winning Post – Assessing the climate around UK regulation

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: Regulation – Talking About Their Generation; The Kids Aren’t All Right Another week, another shoeing for Britain’s beleaguered gambling industry as fresh outrage arrived in the shape of the Gambling Commission’s …

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IMG launches betting disruptor ‘IMG Arena’

International sports marketing agency, publisher and media/data distributor IMG have announced the launch of its betting industry focused ‘IMG Arena’ division. Part of its global media enterprise, IMG Arena is headquartered in London and will be tasked with developing new innovations and audience enhancements for the group’s +250 sportsbook clients. The new division is led by Freddie Longe as IMG …

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IMG strengthens streaming portfolio with NHL extension

IMG has struck a new deal with the National Hockey League (NHL), extending its multi-territory streaming rights partnership with the league through the 2020-21 season. The partnership dates back to 2013 and ensures IMG’s gaming business retains a central part of its multi-sport streaming portfolio. Freddie Longe, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of IMG Gaming commented:  “The NHL has formed an …

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STS Poland strengthens broadcasting content by 20,000 events with IMG

Polish bookmaker STS has announced a fresh deal with sports media rights provider IMG to significantly expand its content of ‘broadcast sporting events’ via its website and mobile app. Under the terms of the new deal, which is to run until the end of 2020, the firm is to enhance its offering by approximately 20 thousand sporting events, including streams of football, …

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Eleven Sports expands football broadcasting footprint with IMG

Continuing the expansion of its UK football broadcasting footprint, ELEVEN Sports has won the rights to Italy’s top flight from BT Sport. ELEVEN Sports is owned by Andrea Radrizzani, who is also the chairman of English Championship club, Leeds United. The Serie A deal follows on from ELEVEN Sports winning the rights from Sky Sports to show La Liga for …

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GVC optimises Tennis markets ahead of Wimbledon

Gearing up for Wimbledon (3-16 July), FTSE-listed online gambling group GVC Holdings has moved to optimise its tennis betting markets. Updating the market, GVC has undertaken a complete overhaul of its tennis offering, adding new data feeds combined with new in-play score visualisation graphics. GVC development teams detailed that the new features would improve user engagement and information speed times …

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Fine China – What opportunities does the growth of Chinese football give bookmakers?

SBC’s Football Odds Expert Jeevan Jeyaratnam takes a look at one of the more ambitious football leagues in the world – the Chinese Super League – and asks how betting can benefit.  Respectable news sources have recently been suggesting that the Chinese government have offered soon-to-be out of contract PSG star Zlatan Ibrahimovic an insane £59M per annum to ply …

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SportsPro Live announces the next raft of Wembley speakers

The organisers of SportsPro Live are thrilled to announce the next raft of speakers confirmed to appear at the event at Wembley in London on 22nd and 23rd March. International Equestrian Federation (FEI) secretary general Sabrina Ibáñez, European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley and Eleven Sports Network founder Andrea Radrizzani are all confirmed to speak at SportsPro’s flagship annual conference, which will …

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TotoGaming sets new in-play focus for Armenia

Armenian bookmaker TotoGaming has embarked on a strategy of introducing considerable improvements to its omni-channel operations, specifically in its provision of live betting events. Over the past two decades TotoGaming has developed one of the largest networks of retail operation in the region, with the company making great progress through its aim to provide customers with the best the market …

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