Sportradar in the News – Friday 14th May

SportsPro Media – 05/07/21

Sportradar has signed a multi-year partnership with Kyodo News Digital, a subsidiary of the leading news agency in Japan. Under the agreement, Sportradar’s market-leading multi-sport data API services and Radar 360 product will be re-distributed to Kyodo’s media clients across Japan. The multi-year deal will see both parties expand a relationship they have had since 2018, which will include the supply and support of a wide range of data from international competitions around the globe including baseball, basketball, soccer, rugby, tennis and golf.

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Sportico – 05/10/21

Sportradar announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire InteractSport, a sports data and technology company with partnerships across a range of leading sporting organisations with a particular depth and expertise in cricket. This acquisition is anticipated to close in the 2nd quarter of 2021, subject to regulatory approvals.

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Sports Business Journal – 05/13/21

Sportradar and the NBC Sports Regional Networks announced a data and content partnership. As part of the agreement, Sportradar provides the NBC Sports Regional Networks a comprehensive suite of solutions and offerings from the company’s best-in-class Broadcast Services to enhance its live-game coverage. The expanded arrangement builds upon Sportradar and NBC Sports Regional Networks’ existing betting data and content partnership, which most recently produced an alternative betting broadcast of a Chicago Bulls game on April 22.

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Asia Gaming Brief – 05/11/21

Michael Maerz, Sportradar’s deputy CEO for Asia Pacific, is interviewed by Sharon Singleton of the Asia Gaming Brief podcast. He says the group has seen surging demand for virtuals as a result of the Covid pandemic and that the popularity of the vertical is likely to continue. He also speaks about the potential for regulated sports betting in Asia and the mounting excitement that Japan could be prepared to legalize, in what may lead to a chain reaction of a lifting of regulatory hurdles.

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