Tag Archives: the FA

IMG ARENA invests in Signality to deliver future data gains  

IMG ARENA has disclosed that it has undertaken a strategic investment in Swedish compound-computing specialist Signality with a view to enhance the data gathering and processing capacity of its sportstech, media and betting product portfolio.  Founded in 2016, Signality has developed a cloud-based SaaS platform to help sports businesses/stakeholders extract live data from videos and related media,  helping provide partners …

Read More »

Stats Perform & Signify: Tackling online abuse is duty of care for all sports stakeholders

As part of a headline project announced this summer, Stats Perform and AI integrity partner Signify pledged to enhance Threat Matrix a sophisticated monitoring tool to help tackle and tackle social media abuse witnessed across all sports markets. Project leads Jake Marsh Global Head of Integrity at Stats Perform and Jonathan Hirshler CEO of Signify outline the multi-layered challenges of …

Read More »

The FA appoints Debbie Hewitt MBE as first female chair

The Football Association (FA) has named Debbie Hewitt MBE as its designated chairwoman, who becomes the first female leader of English football professional body in its 157-year history. Hewitt, who will take leadership next January, was branded as the ‘unanimous choice’ by the seven-member selection panel. The business executive will succeed the interim FA Chair, Peter McCormick OBE, with the …

Read More »

FA stands by ‘golden share’ to thwart Premier League power grab

The Times has reported that the FA is willing to implement a ‘golden share’ in a move to block Premier League giants from pursuing a radical overhaul of English football’s competition and reward structures. Dominating this weekend’s football headlines, the Daily Telegraph published its exclusive report outlining the objectives and changes that had been drafted by the owners of Liverpool …

Read More »

DCMS shuns Rick Parry’s support of radical reforms to ‘football’s pyramid’

DCMS has criticised English Football League Chairman Rick Parry for his open support of radical changes to English football’s competition and reward structures revealed in this Sunday’s publication of ‘Project Big Picture’. Publishing its ‘worldwide exclusive’, The Daily Telegraph reported that the US owners of Manchester United and Liverpool FC had drafted radical proposals pursuing ‘English football’s biggest shake-up in a …

Read More »

Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture

All behind-closed-door Premier League matches are set to be broadcast following the FA’s confirmation that the traditional Saturday 3pm TV blackout will be lifted for the start of the 2020/21 campaign. Due to this announcement, all top flight games can be negotiated to broadcasters to be aired live until crowds start to come back to stadiums. The top-tier ban will …

Read More »

UEFA confirms indefinite Finals postponement

UEFA, the governing body of European football, has confirmed that all club finals have been ‘postponed indefinitely’ as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Last night, UEFA issued a short statement confirming its decision to postpone its roster of May finals for the Champions League and Europa League tournaments for both men and women’s football. In its update, UEFA …

Read More »

English football suspension extended until 30 April 

The FA has confirmed that English football has collectively agreed to extend the postponement for all-levels of the professional play until Thursday 30 April.  The postponement has been agreed upon by The FA, Premier League, EFL and Women’s professional game, with the directive accepted by the PFA and LMA. English football has undertaken this decision facing ‘unprecedented times’ as UK …

Read More »

DCMS to judge whether football needs to blackout betting

Nigel Adams, the UK Minister for Sports and Digital (DCMS), has stated that ‘football’s link with betting’ will form a key part of the government’s ‘imminent review’ of the 2005 Gambling Act. Interviewed by BBC Sport, Adams detailed concerns on football being ‘too dependent’ on gambling sponsorships, as the DCMS Minister outlined the government’s agenda for UK sports. Adams revealed …

Read More »