Tag Archives: Opta

Football DataCo announces three-year deal with Perform Group

Football DataCo has announced a new three-year deal with Perform Group, which will run until at least 2018/19. The business that manages and commercialises the official match data for the Premier League, EFL and Scottish Professional Football League, has confirmed that it has renewed its exclusive deal with Perform, a digital sports content and media group. The three-year deal will …

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FanDuel confirms UK August launch with Opta agreement

Fantasy sports operator FanDuel has today announced a partnership deal with sports data provider Opta, ahead of launching its fantasy football product in the UK later this summer. FanDuel has secured an agreement with Opta, part of Perform Group, to provide live performance statistics for FanDuel’s brand new fantasy football platform, to be launched in early August. It will be available on …

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Australia Rugby Union names Opta as data and statistics provider

The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) have announced a four-year partnership with Perform, naming its data brand Opta as its official data and statistics provider. Perform will supply the ARU with Opta data to power its network of websites, mobile applications and social media activity, with live scores and statistically driven insights. The ARU will use Perform’s professional services brand, OptaPro, …

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A Bet A launches MegaFan Manager for Euro 2016

 A Bet A will launch MegaFan Manager for Euro 2016, a product which takes Fantasy Football into UK and Irish retail bookmaking for the first time. The service will allow customers from 1,000 shops to use their skill and knowledge of this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament to pick a team of 11 players with a fictional budget of £100m. Each …

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‘4 More Years’…ICC extends Opta data partnership

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that it has extended its data collection and distribution partnership with Opta for a further four years. Perform Group subsidiary Opta will continue to be official data and analysis partner to the ICC and its syndicated events including all levels of the ICC World Cup and Twenty20 tournaments. Opta extends its data partnership …

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Live from the USA…Perform Group launches OptaUS

Sports data and media right supplier Perform Group (Perform) has announced the launch of OptaUS, its specialised content division for the US market. Opening commercial offices in New York with the support of data facilities in Charlotte, OptaUS will aim to collect, package, analyse and distribute live data and content for all major US sports. Perform governance detailed that OptaUS …

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Scott Longley – In The Detail…Punters benefit as data opportunity gets bigger!

Almost all betting operators have stated that through intelligence and effective data gathering they are becoming smarter…but so too are professional gamblers who are looking towards ‘big data’ to gain their advantage on bookmaker markets! Scott Longley examines new trends and strategies taken on-board by pro-punters… ______________ Scraping through against FC Midtylland may have given Manchester United boss Louis Van …

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Perform launches new IP retail service

Digital sports content and media group, Perform, has today announced the launch of its new IP retail betting service. The service is optimised for retail and incorporates video, visualisations, pre-match and in-running data. It also offers bookmakers the opportunity to incorporate their own odds via the new Perform Odds Store. Available video includes full coverage of major sporting competitions, such …

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Opta deal sees DraftKings revamp its soccer product

DraftKings Inc., the troubled daily fantasy sports (DFS) platform, has teamed up with sports data provider Opta to supply all its live soccer performance statistics. DraftKings has engaged Opta in order to enhance the customer experience of its soccer product, in anticipation of an upcoming expansion into new markets. One of the main features that has changed is the increase …

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Betgenius gets Strong as Global Sales Director

Sports betting and igaming software provisions provider Betgenius has confirmed the appointment of Mike Strong as Global Sales Director. A sports business veteran, Strong joins Betgenius from corporate  communications specialist Annodata Ltd (2014-2015). Strong has experience leading international sales teams having worked as Director of Client Sales for global sports data and insights provider Opta Sports (2010-2014). Strong will lead …

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