Tag Archives: six nations

EFL gains greater FTA exposure via ITV highlights deal

The English Football League (EFL) has entered into an agreement with ITV, granting the free-to-air (FTA) network the broadcasting rights to its highlights clips.  Under the terms of the two-season partnership, ITV will show highlights from the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One, Sky Bet League Two, League Cup and EFL Trophy. A round-up of daily EFL highlights will …

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ASX incorporates rugby union ahead of Six Nations

ASX, the venture of Paddy Power’s former marketing chief, has moved to bolster its sports content ahead of the Six Nations, which commences this weekend. The platform, which functions as a ‘virtual stock market’ for NFTs, has incorporated rugby union into its wider sports offering in anticipation of the tournament, supported by data from Rugby Analytics.  Players invest in the …

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PickGuru announces UK launch with £1m competition 

PickGuru, the new venture of Stats Perform and DAZN co-founder Oliver Slipper, has launched in the UK, promoting its £1 million ‘UltimateGuru’ game.     The start-up has launched its app on Apple and Google stores, which host UltimateGuru, a multi-sport predictor contest where players forecast the outcome of 12 major sporting events in the 2022 calendar. UltimateGuru participants must predict the …

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CVC targets merger of ATP and WTA tennis

WTA - (200229) -- DOHA, Feb. 29, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Ashleigh Barty of Australia hits a return during the women's singles semi-final match against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic at the 2020 WTA Qatar Open in Doha, Qatar, Feb. 28, 2020. (Photo by Nikku/Xinhua)

US private equity fund CVC Capital Partners is reported to be eyeing a disruptive shake-up of pro-tennis as it pursues a $600 million deal to merge the ATP men’s and WTA women’s tours. Sky News reports that CVC aims to combine the ATP and WTA organisations to form ‘One Tennis’ the new unified commercial identity for global tennis. As part …

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Inside Edge: Man United test for Tuchel’s resurgent Chelsea

Chelsea - Chelsea's Mason Mount (left) celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game as Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea looks on after his mistake during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium, London.

Joe Mellor and Nick Haynes from Football Form Labs preview the biggest matches of a bumper weekend of Premier League action including Man United’s trip to Chelsea, as well as a truncated Six Nations round headlined by the ‘grudge match’ between a buoyant Welsh side and Eddie Jones’ misfiring England. For more analysis and discussion by the Football Form Labs …

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COVID-19: How the virus is impacting sports events across the globe

As the world comes to terms with the continually evolving threat of COVID-19, SBC focuses on how the outbreak is having a significant impact on sporting events across the globe.  Football  Following the UK Government’s decision not to ban major gatherings, in spite of much criticism, the English Premier League seemed intent on continuing to play out the fixture list …

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PRO14 Rugby strengthens integrity commitment with Sportradar

PRO14 Rugby has deepened its commitment to protecting the integrity of the Guinness PRO14 by confirming a partnership with Sportradar Integrity Services. The multi-year agreement means all 152 games each season from the Guinness PRO14 will be monitored by Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System (FDS), which is widely regarded as the most technically advanced bet monitoring system available. The FDS is …

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