Telenor Serbia integrates Sportradar sports data services into their digital media portfolio
We are pleased to announce the successful integration of our Live Score mobile application and Live Sports Centre solution into the digital mobile offer of Telenor Serbia.
With the integration of the Sportradar products, Telenor’s customers have access to the most comprehensive live scores service in the market, covering more than 550 leagues and tournaments across more than 20 sports. Moreover, Sportradar’s latest development, the completely revised Live Sports Centre will entertain Telenor’s sports fans with in-depth live content of all top events in soccer, basketball and tennis. This impressive solution provides a multilingual real-time match commentary as well as extensive information about fixtures, lineups, pre-match and in-play statistics, along with live animation of all the on-pitch action, including positional data and ball spotting features. With that, all data is gathered in-house by Sportradar’s own independent and fast growing scout network which comprises more than 5,000 data journalists from around the world, guaranteeing highest accuracy and speed in live sports information.
Through the integration of the Sportradar services and using live sports content, Telenor Serbia can now expand its digital offering and increase its user features to a whole new level in terms of sports data depth and coverage density.
Sportradar’s Director Sales, Roko Coko said: “We are proud to be chosen as the sports data provider for Telenor Serbia, which is part of the Telenor Group, one of the world’s largest mobile operators. This is an excellent opportunity to emphasise our expertise in providing sophisticated mobile sports content solutions. With the now integrated sports data service, Telenor users in Serbia can explore a new level of sports entertainment on their mobile devices.”
About Telenor Serbia
Telenor Serbia (www.telenor.rs) is part of the Telenor Group, one of the world’s largest mobile operators with more than 185 million subscribers in 13 markets. Telenor is the largest single investor in Serbia with an initial investment of EUR 1.53 billion. With 3.2 million customers, Telenor Serbia helps people to get the full benefit of being connected. The company has 119 stores in 84 cities and employs around 1,000 people, while the Smart Network covers 80% of the population.
Sportradar Takes “Best Technology in A Single Sport” Award
In the year that Sportradar Security Services celebrates a decade at the forefront of fraud detection and prevention in sport, the judges at the Sports Technology Awards 2015 have recognised those ten years of expertise and awarded their “Best Technology in a Single Sport” award to the company’s Fraud Detection System.
The Sports Technology Awards, now in its second year, were launched to recognize and celebrate the increasingly important role that technology plays in sport. The Awards, hosted in London, honour successful technological innovation across all aspects of the sports sector: acknowledging distinction and marking the organizations which are shortlisted and win as truly outstanding.
Speaking after receiving the Award, Sportradar’s Managing Director Integrity and Strategy Andreas Krannich had this to say: “This award, the first focused on the capabilities and expertise of our Security Services, is a great honour. It is testament to two things. First, our staff. The hard work, innovation and creativity of our various teams who developed our technology and have been working continuously to evolve it and add to its capabilities, but also the team of 35 expert analysts across our three offices, who keep a watchful eye over a whole range of sports and countries every day. The second, and this is a thank you, is a thank you to all our partners and clients, whether with us since the beginning or whether newer additions; whether sports federations, leagues or law enforcement agencies. Working alongside these highly committed organisations has been educational, exciting and rewarding. This award today looks back over our work since 2005, but it also motivates us. We look forward to doing all we can to keep our technology best in class and to working closely with any and all who put the integrity of football and sport first”.
Czech Football renews Data and Integrity Partnership with Sportradar
The Czech Republic’s FA (FACR) today decided to extend its existing uniquely-integrated data and integrity partnership with Sportradar for a further four years, taking the relationship on until the summer of 2019.
Under the agreement signed today, Sportradar’s market-leading Fraud Detection System will monitor all the senior and U21s men’s and women’s national team fixtures, all the U19s league matches, the women’s first league as well as the country’s knock out cup, the Pohar FACR. This will mean that over 450 betting operator’s odds movements will be scrutinised and analysed across 595 matches each year.
The other part of the agreement will see the company operating as the federation’s exclusive data partner, providing fast and accurate data from those same 595 matches to the betting industry. The extension will also allow the two parties to discuss and explore innovative content solutions.
Speaking about the partnership, FACR President Miroslav Pelta said: “Since 2012, Sportradar have proved to be a valuable and innovative partner, offering a range of opportunities that enable us to engage with our fans at home and abroad, as well as providing the system that keeps our football clean and honest. Their strength in the areas of data solutions as well as integrity solutions means that they provide a truly integrated and valuable service. When the time came around to renew this year, there was no doubt who we were going to sign with and we were happy to extend our original three year deal with a new four year one!”
Andreas Krannich, the Managing Director for Integrity at Sportradar, added: “It is always encouraging when a European country sees the good work we do with UEFA and decides to extend their coverage to cover other key competitions and matches played by their nationals. The Czechs have been great partners to work with – always engaged and always committed. The data partnership that they have also renewed will continue to see Czech football offered at the leading betting operators around the world as our Rights Holder Solutions team continue to grow their offering. Topping Group A in the qualifications for UEFA’s EURO 2016 clearly underline the good work the FACR is doing, so we look forward to another four years of development and collaboration alongside them.”
For more information about FACR, please visit: www.fotbal.cz
NZ Rugby teams up with fraud detection specialists Sportradar
New Zealand Rugby is using cutting edge technology and expert analysis to help detect match fixing across all Test, Investec Super Rugby and ITM Cup matches.
The Fraud Detection System developed by match-fixing detection specialists Sportradar will be employed across matches over the next two years.
The system analyses irregular betting patterns and movements across 450 betting operators worldwide, providing full reports on any suspicious matches within hours of the final whistle. It’s the same technology already used by the Australian Rugby Union, the RFU and Six Nations Rugby.
New Zealand Rugby General Manager Rugby Neil Sorensen said while there was no evidence match fixing was a problem in New Zealand, there was no room for complacency.
“We want rugby to remain clean and this technology underlines our determination to ensure it stays that way. We’ve seen examples of match fixing in other codes overseas so we need to take steps to ensure we remain vigilant to the possibility here.
“Sportradar’s system has been shown be effective, efficient and trusted. We are glad that they are standing alongside us as we work to protect the values of New Zealand Rugby.”
Sportradar’s Managing Director Integrity and Strategy, Andreas Krannich, said: “New Zealand’s passion for rugby union is unparalleled anywhere in the world, so we take our responsibility to reinforce that passion incredibly seriously. Our expert Security Services Team will help ensure that all matches are played in the spirit of uncompromised intensity that we have grown to admire as rugby fans around the world.”
More resources to safeguard rugby’s reputation
Neil Sorensen said the use of this technology was part of a much broader approach by New Zealand Rugby to safeguard the integrity of the game.
“We are committing significant resources to manage threats to the game, whether it be match fixing, abuse of drugs, supplements and alcohol or other issues.
“We have recently employed an Integrity Manager and an Education Manager who are working to develop the policies, practices and education we need to help us uphold the reputation of the game.
“We are determined to ensure all those involved in rugby understand the risks and that we as an organisation do all we can to keep the game a fair contest.”
For more information about NZ Rugby, please visit: www.nzrugby.co.nz
AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 Integrity Action Plan Successfully Implemented
The extensive integrity action plan and key stakeholder collaboration implemented to combat the threat of match-fixing during the AFC Asian Cup 2015 was highly successful, with no evidence of match-manipulation uncovered at the tournament. The planning and cooperation between the AFC and its key partners, including the Australian Government and law enforcement authorities, Football Federation Australia, the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 Local Organising Committee and betting monitoring service provider Sportradar, was pivotal in proactively upholding the integrity of the tournament.
AFC General Secretary Dato’ Alex Soosay said: “It is extremely encouraging to see that the detailed integrity planning and collaboration for our premier tournament, the AFC Asian Cup, was a success. This would not have been possible without the support and focused efforts of each stakeholder and in particular Australian law enforcement and Sportradar, who worked hand-in hand with AFC’s Integrity Unit throughout the tournament.”
“The effective implementation of this action plan could be a blue-print for other Asian sporting events and sports governing bodies. Continued efforts will be made to ensure a similar outcome for future AFC competitions. Upholding the integrity of all our competitions remains a key priority for AFC.”
Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop said: "FFA takes the issue of match-fixing very seriously and as part of its integrity strategy has been working closely with law enforcement and Sportradar over recent years.
“FFA welcomed the AFC’s proactive approach which demonstrates that planning, information exchange and cooperation among all stakeholders are critical to combating match-fixing. The Asian Cup overall was a great success for football in Australia and the Asian region with record crowds and TV audiences. The integrity of such major tournaments is integral to the popularity and growth of football."
Sportradar Managing Director Strategy and Integrity Andreas Krannich said: “Sportradar highly commends the pro-activeness and levels of integrity planning and cooperation shown by the AFC, FFA and law enforcement authorities in Australia for the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015.
"We are proud to have played a key role in upholding the integrity of such a successful event and the Integrity Action Plan implemented for the tournament shows the effectiveness and importance of sports rights-holders, law enforcement authorities and credible betting monitoring service providers such as Sportradar working closely together to combat the threat of match-fixing.”
The AFC Integrity Action Plan for the tournament was made up of several core elements, including awareness-raising and training of players, team officials and match officials before the event and detailed and technologically advanced monitoring of global betting markets through Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System. Other key components of the strategy were suspicious-activity reporting through AFC’s confidential reporting mechanism and utilisation of the Australian Crime Stoppers program. In addition, collaborative incident response procedures between AFC and the Australian law enforcement authorities were established and tested, with unprecedented levels of cooperation and mutual support.