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AFF calls on Sportradar to monitor Suzuki Cup 2014

At yesterday’s signing ceremony, the Asean Football Federation (AFF), which promotes and supports the interests of the 12 South East Asian football federations, entered into a partnership agreement with Sportradar to secure their unparalleled coverage and analysis of the global betting markets across all 18 matches of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2014. Under the agreement, Sportradar will also be providing its unique education workshops to the tournament officials, both in Hanoi and Singapore, before the tournament kicks off in Hanoi on 22 November 2014.

The AFF Suzuki Cup takes place every two years, and this year, the tournament will be jointly hosted by Vietnam and Singapore, with the eight teams contesting the group stages until 29th November, after which the four qualifying teams will look to reach the finals and get their hands on the trophy on 20 December 2014. Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System will notify the AFF if there are any suspicious betting patterns on any of the 12 group games or the six games in the knock-out stages.

Speaking about the deal, Lt Gen Dato’ Azzuddin Ahmad (Retired), the General Secretary of the AFF, said: “The AFF Suzuki Cup is the most exciting competition in the region and has been electrifying fans since 1996. But we are not blind to the dangers that match fixing and manipulation poses. Together with the best monitoring system available, we will be vigilant, precisely so that our fans don’t have to be. They can just focus on enjoying the highly competitive and entertaining tournament and doing all they can to will their respective teams to the title of champions!”

Representing Sportradar at the signing, Senior Manager – Asia Oscar Brodkin had this to add: “The last 12 months has been a whirlwind for Sportradar in Asia. We have been welcomed and supported by so many federations. It should be incredibly encouraging and reassuring for all football fans in the region that leaders across Asia are standing strong in the face of match-fixing. The AFF today have shown their unwavering commitment to integrity and we will work tirelessly to help the tournament officials spot the danger signs and to keep the AFF abreast of any suspicious behaviour in the regulated and unregulated betting markets. The players and fans will make this is a magic tournament; we will do all we can to keep it honest.”

About the ASEAN Football Federation
The AFF Suzuki Cup is a biennial football competition organised by the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF), accredited by FIFA and contested by the national teams of Southeast Asia. A total of eight teams will vie for the AFF Suzuki Cup trophy from November 22 to December 20, 2014. The top two teams from the qualifiers, Laos and Myanmar, will join the six seeded ASEAN nations - holders Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam - to make up the final field of eight nations. The semi-finals and final will be played on a home and away format from December 6 to 20.

For more information about the AFF Suzuki Cup, please visit: http://www.affsuzukicup.com/2014

Betradar attends SAGSE 2014

With a vast range of innovative products Betradar attends the 22nd Edition of SAGSE 2014 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From the 11th - 13th of November the entire portfolio can be experienced at stand 318 at the Costa Salguero Convention Centre.

Betradar’s Managed Trading Services, the new Live Channel Online and Virtual Tennis are just some highlights of the market leader of betting and sports data services, which are showcased at the SAGSE event. Major developments and improvements throughout the entire portfolio have shaped the appearance of Betradar significantly especially during the past year. Betradar will be on-site with their team to let you experience all of the products in detail and provide you with all of the information you desire.

SAGSE is the largest and most important expo in Latin America with over 6,000 attendees in 2013.

For further information about SAGSE, please visit the official website: www.monografie.com

Betradar announces new state lottery win for its Virtual Football solution

Betradar today announced that German lottery operator Lotterie-Treuhandgesellschaft mbH Hessen (Lotto Hessen) will deploy the company’s Virtual Football solution in its betting offer.

Since 2011, Betradar’s Virtual Sports Betting solution – Virtual Football has established itself as a superb concept thanks to the way it powerfully combines
the latest in artificial intelligence and 3D animation. Featuring a robust continuous league system, Betradar’s Virtual Football solution has been successfully integrated with the systems of tens of operators around the globe and reached countless loyal customers worldwide. Lotto Hessen follows as the first state lottery to use Betradar’s Virtual Football solution.

In total, Betradar serves over 30 state lotteries on four continents with its extensive product and service portfolio. “Due to the ever increasing competition from the private sector, State Lotteries need to be innovative and introduce new services to attract new customer groups and especially younger players. Betradar’s impressive suite of entertaining and profitable gaming products perfectly fit our portfolio and future plans. In order to raise our service to a whole new level we decided to turn to market leader Betradar”, says Dr. Sundermann, CEO of Lotto Hessen.

The regional lottery operator Lotto Hessen is a member of the German Lotto and Toto block and offers a wide range of lottery, sports betting and instant games in the German market. Lotto Hessen employs over 180 employees at its headquarters in Wiesbaden. They are responsible for sales, customer relationship management and quality management for all retail outlets as well as for the logistical and technical processes. Almost 1.6 million gaming orders per week are processed under the highest security measures. They arrive from a network of more than 2,000 retail outlets and are seamlessly integrated into the headquarters’ data center. The company achieved a turnover of 587.3 million euros in 2013.

Joni Hovi, Director State Lottery Business, from Sportradar, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Lotto Hessen as a new partner of Betradar’s Virtual Football solution. Lotto Hessen will take the lead in the lottery world by introducing our market leading Virtual Football solution. We are convinced that together we can shape future developments and play an active part in the creation of an even more exciting virtual betting offering for the German market.”

About Lotto Hessen
Lotterie-Treuhandgesellschaft mbH Hessen was established on 1st January 1965 as the successor to the state-owned Sportwetten GmbH Hessen and the state-owned Lotto GmbH Hessen. The company is an associated company of the federal state Hesse.

Purpose of the company is the technical implementation of state lotteries as LOTTO 6aus49, Eurojackpot, KENO, TOTO, ODDSET, additional lotteries such as plus 5, Spiel 77 and Super 6 and instant lotteries, taking into account the protection of the youth and the prevention of gambling addiction.

More information can be found on www.lotto-hessen.de

Sportradar expands Data Partnership portfolio with Ukrainian Premier League

Sportradar is pleased to announce another long-term data partnership with one of the top European soccer leagues, the Ukrainian Premier League. As of this season, Sportradar becomes the “Official Sports Data Partner of the Ukrainian Premier League” until the end
of the 2017/18 season.

The agreement covers the data collection across all Premier League, U19 and U21 Championships, Ukrainian Cup and Super Cup matches over the course of the four years. Sportradar has been granted the non-exclusive right to collect, archive and use the data for all betting and media purposes. Furthermore, they will provide the Premier League with sophisticated content solutions on their digital platforms.

 “Our new partnership with Sportradar gives us the opportunity to provide our fans with even more insights and live information. Whether they are in the stadium, at home or on holidays abroad, all our fans will now be able to follow their favourite teams from anywhere in the world. By unlocking the potential of all the data in our matches, we can provide more entertainment and more engagement to all our fans”, said Vitaliy Danilov, President of the Ukrainian Premier League.

Carsten Koerl, CEO of Sportradar added, “Ukrainian and East European soccer is becoming more and more popular and after hosting the UEFA EURO 2012 together with Poland, the interest in soccer reached a new peak. We hope that with our experience and expertise in data collection and distribution, we can propel Ukrainian soccer even further up the ladder and help to develop the attractiveness of the league to the betting and the media markets worldwide.”

About the Ukrainian Premier League
The Ukrainian Premier League is the Ukraine’s top flight football competition. Founded in 2008 it includes the 14 top soccer teams based in Ukraine. Although the Premier League has the same season schedule as many other European professional leagues, starting mid-July and ending mid-June, the winter break is significantly longer (three months) due to the harsh winter conditions.

More information can be found on www.fpl.ua/eng

Sportradar partners up with NOSP to become official data partner of the “Grand Prix of Bowls”

Sportradar is pleased to announce its new partnership with NOSP (Nigel Oldfield Sports Promotions). NOSP, an event management and consulting company operating in the sports sector, organises the “Grand Prix of Bowls” and is the owner of all rights relating to this competition. The deal with NOSP sees Sportradar become official data partner of the “Grand Prix of Bowls”, securing all audiovisual, data and sponsorship rights to the competition.

The package includes 65 match days during the 2014/2015 season and has started with the live transmission of the first match day on Monday 6th of October. In total, the competition comprises a maximum of 455 hours and 455 matches with up to 17 ends each. The live production of Bowls events will further extend Betradar’s turn-key live betting solutions and opens up a great opportunity to build a new market for the service.

The acquired data and media rights packages will be distributed via Betradar’s Live Channel Online and Live Channel Retail. The online live streaming solution, launched in August 2014 with over 10 clients signed up already, provides sportsbooks with live pictures of international sporting events complementary to their live betting offering. Live Channel Retail, the streaming channel for betting shop operators combines live sporting events with live odds and live statistics, to compromise all information needed to place a bet on one single screen. The product has recently been upgraded by bet-stimulating pre-match and live statistics, designed in a fresh and TV-optimised look and feel, to increase the turnover potential in betting shops.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to work with Sportradar on the Grand Prix of Bowls and we are certain the new ideas and approach will be welcomed by sports fans, punters and bowlers alike. The sport of bowls offers new ways to enjoy gaming and the improved presentation and initiatives on offer will lead the way for the future of the sport’s development with quick and easy to understand rules and formats of play”, said Nigel Oldfield, Managing Director of NOSP.

Andrew Palmer, Director Sales at Sportradar added: "NOSP are a forward-thinking organisation with an excellent track record in sports promotions. We have the opportunity to introduce a new sport to our portfolio which is a perfect fit for our company’s objectives. We are convinced that we can create exciting new products for our clients around the world and that NOSP can become a valued partner in the future with their ability to deliver content across a range of sports."

About NOSP
Nigel Oldfield Sports Promotions is an event management, rights negotiation, sponsorship sales and consulting company within the business of sport. We are committed to helping our partners by developing business growth through creating and managing sporting activities in the U.K. and internationally. With over 20 years of experience in the business of professional and amateur sport our team pride themselves on a personal and high quality service to a number of sporting events and organisations. Whilst presently working in a variety of high profile and popular sports our existing clients are testimony to the diversity of our sporting portfolio and to the success that we have achieved. More information >>

GRAND PRIX OF BOWLS
Next match day: Wednesday, 12th of November 2014
More information can be found on http://grandprixbowls.co.uk/

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