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Sportitalia and Sportradar Announce Extension of OTT Partnership

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Sportitalia, one of Italy’s leading television outlets, and Sportradar, global provider of sports data intelligence, have announced an extended partnership that will see the broadcaster benefit from an enhanced content offering across four new channels from July 2019.

The two companies originally partnered in 2017, with Sportradar providing the streaming platform for Sportitalia’s 24/7 online site while also making selected content available on demand. That agreement now includes a more personalised content offering across all four channels in full HD quality, available on both www.sportitalia.com and on Smart TVs through HbbTV technology.

Users will be able to access the new channels free of charge, without a set-top box or subscription, via the red button on their remote control.

Sportitalia covers sports ranging from soccer and basketball through to futsal, handball and motorsport, with the broadcaster now able to offer specific sports news channels as well as channels dedicated to individual sports.

Sportradar’s market-leading OTT solution marries data and video to ensure broadcasters and other rightsholders benefit from an improved user experience as well as an increase in engagement and revenue opportunities. Clubs, leagues and federations that utilise Sportradar OTT, both currently and in the future, will also benefit from free-to-air exposure on Sportitalia.

Michele Criscitiello, Sportitalia CEO, said: “We’ve enjoyed significant success during the first two years of our relationship with Sportradar and, given their expertise in the OTT and audiovisual fields, we’re convinced that will continue following the expansion of our partnership.

“Our mission is to give sports fans in Italy exactly the content they want, when they want, and Sportradar’s flexible, customisable solution ensures we can continue to deliver that.”

Rainer Geier, Sportradar’s Managing Director, OTT, Digital Services and Advertising Solutions, said: “Having been in the OTT space for 15 years and counting, we know how crucial it is to constantly innovate and enhance our products and services.

“Our new and improved partnership with Sportitalia is a case in point, demonstrating how we want to keep offering our customers the best service on the market.

“Sportitalia’s continued faith and trust in our OTT platform is incredibly reassuring and reinforces our belief in the product we offer.”

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Codere SA Launches New Italian Gaming Machines Distribution Unit “Codwin”

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Spanish gaming company Codere SA has created a new Italian gaming machines distribution unit “Codwin” by merging its subsidiaries FG Slot and Gap Games Italia.

Codere is the majority shareholder in the two existing businesses and won approval from investors to merge the units at a shareholder meeting in April.

Andrea Rigodanzo, former MD of FG Slot, will head up the new company, which Codere hopes will offer savings on operational costs.

Rigodanzo said: “It is an extremely difficult time for the legal gaming sector, in particular for operators of gaming machines. As a result, we have decided to join forces to face the challenges the market is presenting to us. The Covid-19 pandemic arrived in an already difficult context of increased taxation and regulations that put a strain on the sector…

“With Codwin we intend to offer a model of management integration and efficiency that will also represent an incubator for other companies that want to continue operating according to the usual standards of reliability and legality and who have a long-term project to share with us. We are able to support companies that are currently experiencing difficulties and to implement a shared strategy that allows them to face the future with optimism and competence.”

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Net Gaming in Preparations to Enter Dutch Market

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Gaming solutions provider Net Gaming has begun preparations for the regulation of online gambling in the Netherlands, with a view to entering the market as early as possible.

The Dutch parliament had a final saying regarding the secondary legislation related to the Remote Gambling Act. The implementation of the Act will end the long overdue wait for a modern gaming legislation in the Netherlands. The new law is expected to enter into force in Q1 of 2021, which is also when license applications will be accepted for operators.

Net Gaming has chosen to take swift measures to be in the best position to capitalise on the Dutch market at the earliest possible time. The measures include adjustments to the product offering to be compliant on the Dutch market until the new law is entered into force.

The implementation of the Remote Gambling Act in the Netherlands is a step forward for the Dutch market and consumers, as well as a positive development towards locally regulated revenues for Net Gaming.

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Pariplay Receives ISO/IEC 27001 Certification for Information Security Management

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Online casino games provider Pariplay Ltd has received ISO/IEC 27001 certification for its Information Security Management System (ISMS). ISO/IEC 27001 is an information security standard published by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

This latest company milestone will enable Pariplay to continue their global expansion into regulated markets and to provide their extensive portfolio of engaging games to more operators. One such region where Pariplay will be making its debut is in Switzerland, a highly lucrative and prestigious market that uses the ISO certification as their regulation benchmark.

Establishing partnerships with a new base of operators in Switzerland will allow Pariplay to provide access to a repertoire of over 100 inhouse developed casino games, including its latest Spin N’Hit and Stallion Fortunes, as well as extremely popular titles like Wolf Riches and Dragons of the North.

“This accreditation acknowledges our unwavering commitment to compliance and security across our global operations, while also allowing us to continue to expand our reach into newly regulated markets, including Switzerland. We’re very excited at the possibilities this presents as more players get to experience our thrilling games and cutting-edge services, furthering our 2020 strategy of branching out into newly regulated markets on a truly global scale,” Adrian Bailey, MD of Pariplay, said.

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