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Twitter loses streaming rights to NFL Thursdays

Social media network, Twitter has lost the right to live stream NFL ‘Thursday Night Games’, as the league chooses Amazon as its new content streaming partner. Updating league stakeholders, NFL governance informed that Amazon, the world’ largest digital retailer had won the right to stream 10 NFL Thursday night games for season 2017/18. US business news sources report that the ... Read More »

Kick off…Facebook signs live content partnership with MLS & Univision

Social media giant Facebook Inc has furthered its presence within sports, by agreeing a live streaming content partnership with Major League Soccer (MLS) and Spanish-language American broadcaster Univision Deportes. This weekend, Facebook executives confirmed that 22 live matches would be streamed ‘in-English’ on Univision Deportes Facebook page. Univision will support the Facebook streams by providing English commentary and ‘unique Facebook’ ... Read More »

Kevin Pietersen admits fears over cricket corruption

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Kevin Pietersen has admitted that he is not surprised by Cricket Australia’s (CA) claim that its emerging players are being targeted by corrupt foreign bookmakers via social media. CA’s Head of Integrity Iain Roy confirmed that players on the verge of squads for the national team and Big Bash League (BBL) are being targeted via tools such as Twitter, Instagram and ... Read More »

Foreign bookies target emerging Aussie players via social media

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The Head of Integrity for Cricket Australia has confirmed that foreign bookmakers are approaching emerging Australian cricketers on social media, seeking information on squads and playing conditions. Iain Roy confirmed that players on the verge of making it to national squads and the Big Bash League (BBL) are being targeted by ‘pitch-siders’ via tools such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Roy ... Read More »

Fabio Schiavolin – Future Sports Betting: Industry still learning and must not shy away from innovation…

Speaking at BOS, Fabio Schiavolin the CEO of Italian gambling operator SNAI stated that amid industry mass industry consolidation, stakeholders and leadership should not shy away from ‘innovation’. Schiavolin is currently heading up the merger integration of SNAI with Italian gambling technology firm Cogemat (€150 million deal announced May 2015). The CEO stated that he viewed the merger as a ... Read More »

ASA warns Coral over use of promoted tweets

Coral has been censured by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) over a promoted tweet from its Twitter account. The company has been warned not to show the advert again in its current form, and to ensure that future campaigns are clear as to how any winnings will be paid out. The tweet in question was posted on April 26, 2016, ... Read More »

The ELEAGUE finale will stream live on Twitter this weekend

It has been announced that ELEAGUE and Twitter will partner to provide live streaming coverage of this week’s ELEAGUE semifinals and championship, featuring Valve’s popular Counter-Strike: Global Offensive game. The live event competitions will be held Friday and Saturday, July 29th and 30th, from Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta.  This will mark a milestone in that it’ll be ... Read More »

LeoVegas searches for Smooth Criminals in latest game launch

After being commended at the back end of last year for its use of Twitter, mobile casino LeoVegas is launching an engaging social media campaign to promote its new Michael Jackson-themed game. It is a five-reel slot with 25 paylines, featuring wilds, scatters and two free game features (Beat It and Smooth Criminal). Bally Technologies created the game for real money ... Read More »

Couchmans LLP – “Social Giants eye live sport assets”

The NFL last week announced Twitter as its ‘Global Streaming’ partner, a $10 million deal which will see the social media network stream ten NFL Thursday night matches (in conjunction with CBS and NBC broadcasts). The decision to partner with Twitter, shocked sports’ insiders as it was revealed that tech giants Yahoo, Verizon and Amazon had all outbid Twitter’s winning ... Read More »

Twitter wins heavily contested ‘NFL Global Streaming’ bid

Twitter has been announced as the surprise streaming service for NFL Thursday nights. The social media network won the ‘NFL Global Streaming’ bid competing against the likes of Yahoo, Amazon and Verizon Global. Twitter will be allowed to stream ten NFL Thursday Night matches (in conjunction with CBS and NBC broadcasts) to its worldwide user base of approximately 350 million. ... Read More »