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BetVictor Enters Strategic Brand Cooperation with BILD to Launch BILDBet

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Gibraltar-based bookmaker BetVictor has entered into a “strategic brand cooperation” with Germany’s best-selling newspaper BILD to launch BILDBet, a new platform for sports betting.

BetVictor was named among the first fifteen online licences to be approved by the Darmstadt Regional Council this October.

In a statement Axel Springer, the publishing company of BILD, detailed: “BILD is known for unique sports reporting and enthusiasm for sports. Through the collaboration with BetVictor, this shall now be expanded in the form of an attractive and user-friendly betting service.”

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IMG ARENA signs long term extension with Ekstraklasa

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IMG ARENA, a leading sports betting service and content hub, has secured an extension to its global* live streaming partnership with Poland’s premier football league, the Ekstraklasa.

The multi-year renewal will see IMG ARENA package live footage from the competition for betting and gaming operators to offer to their customers.

Following a period of commercial growth, Ekstraklasa paid record revenues to its clubs in 2019-20, and the league is set to grow from 16 to 18 teams from 2021-22, providing a greater volume of matches and further increasing the live streaming coverage.

Freddie Longe, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of IMG ARENA, said: “The Ekstraklasa is an ambitious organisation with an entertaining product. We are delighted to be extending our partnership and to stream a growing number of matches.

“Football is the world’s most popular sport, and we are committed to ensuring we have a high quality, diverse portfolio of content to engage fans across the globe.”

Marcin Animucki, President and CEO of Ekstraklasa, said: “IMG ARENA has played a vital role in helping our organisation drive revenues for our members with packaged, engaging content that sustains and builds interest in Ekstraklasa around the world. We take great pleasure in announcing the renewal of the partnership and look forward to building on this mutually beneficial collaboration.”

The Ekstraklasa was formed in 1926, with 82 teams competing in the division since it was founded. Current champions Legia Warsaw won their 14th title in 2019-20, making them the joint most-successful club alongside Wisla Krakow and Gornik Zabrze. A total of 16 different teams have lifted the trophy.

Headquartered in London, IMG ARENA works with more than 460 leading sportsbook operators worldwide, providing always-on services including 24/7 live streaming and on-demand virtual sports products designed to evolve and inspire engagement by placing fans at the heart of the action. In 2019, more than 175 million hours of IMG ARENA content was watched by 56 million unique viewers around the globe. IMG ARENA’s clients include the ATP, UFC, the PGA TOUR, European Tour, the FA Cup and Serie A.

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Striking new partnership between Endorphina and EGT Digital

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Endorphina is at it again by kicking off another partnership. We’ve just heard the news that Endorphina has just partnered with EGT Digital, a leading Bulgarian-based company providing extremely flexible betting and gaming solutions across Europe.

This partnership holds a lot of promise for both parties. For Endorphina, this partnership will further expand their games into the LatAm market as well as throughout Europe. As for EGT Digital, they can look forward to truly satisfying their players by offering such a range of trendy and hit games from Endorphina.

Alexander Botov, CEO EGT Digital, shares about the partnership:

“We are very excited to partner with such a reliable company like Endorphina. It is always nice to work with business-oriented professionals. We truly believe our clients will benefit from this partnership. Our main goal is to provide our customers only high-quality content and Endorphina will help us tremendously in this endeavour. As I mentioned, this partnership reflects our desire to collaborate with companies that share our vision and understanding of the industry. In the dynamic business environment in which we operate, satisfying customer needs is our mission. With the integration of Endorphina’s games, we are one step closer to the goal. Beyond a shadow of a doubt this deal marks the start of long and productive commercial relationship.”

Sales Director at Endorphina, Kirill Miroshnichenko, also shares:

“I’m so proud to announce our partnership with such a well-known company in the iGaming industry. EGT Digital is starting a new project and we are taking part in it. Now EGT Digital partners can add our full portfolio into their projects. I would like to thank you Hristofor and Alexander for both of your professional approach and smooth integration. EGT Digital, welcome to our family!”

 

CEO of Endorphina, Jan Urbanec, adds:

“We consider EGT group one of the pioneers in the business. So it is an honor to partner up with the digital part of such a well-respected enterprise. Endorphina pledges to provide great content for players. The ability of EGT Digital to effectively distribute and deliver will be a killer combination for the international market.
We strongly believe that this cooperation will bring prestige, success and financial benefits to both parties. Games like Bufallo 50 and the Chance Machine series running with EGT Digital partners will make sure of that.”

 

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Genius Sports Group secures exclusive 10-year official data and streaming partnership with Polish basketball

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Genius Sports Group granted the exclusive rights to distribute live data and video from Polish basketball to its global network of sportsbook partners

The Polish Basketball League (PLK) and Polish Basketball Association (PZK) have selected Genius Sports Group as their Official Data & Streaming Partner in a 10-year exclusive partnership.

As the premier technology partner in world basketball, Genius Sports Group will continue to provide Polish basketball with its leading data collection, management and distribution solutions. FIBA LiveStats will capture advanced play-by-play statistics including shot, four and turnover locations at eight competitions and more than 1,800 games per season.

FIBA LiveStats GameCentres will help both the PLK and PZK connect with their fans at each stage of hundreds of games per year. Fans will be brought closer to the action, analysing head-to-head records, full box score statistics and team and player shot charts.

From the 2021/22 season onwards, both the PLK and PZK will be able to implement Genius Sports’ cutting-edge live streaming solutions, delivering live broadcasts, data-driven graphics and highlights to fans worldwide. GeniusLive and GeniusLive+ are powering live streaming solutions for leagues and federations at all levels of world sport, delivering vital visibility and new revenue opportunities.

Radosław Piesiewicz, President of the Polish Basketball Association and Polish Basketball League, said: “Signing a long-term contract with such an important partner as Genius Sports will allow us to take another big step forward for the development of Polish basketball. Apart from cooperation with other basketball federations, Genius Sports cooperates with the NBA and the World Basketball Federation (FIBA).

“For the first time, Genius Sports will have the exclusive rights to distribute live date and video from all Polish basketball games. I am convinced that such 10-year cooperation will allow us to promote our leagues outside Poland, providing a platform for faster and even better development of our leagues.”

Jonny Katanchian, Head of Commercial Partnerships – EMEA at Genius Sports, said: “Long-term, trusted partnerships like this are pivotal to driving the development and global expansion of basketball leagues and federations. FIBA LiveStats will continue to power a world-class data ecosystem while our streaming solutions and global distribution networks will transform how Polish basketball engages new audiences around the world.”

On October 27, 2020, GSG entered into a business combination agreement with dMY Technology Group II, Inc. (NYSE: DMYD.U, DMYD and DMYD.TS) to drive its expansion as a leading provider of official data and technology powering the global sports, betting and media ecosystem. Upon the closing of the transaction, the combined company expects its ordinary shares and warrants to trade on the NYSE under the symbols “GENI” and “GENI WS”, respectively.

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