Soccer

fuboTV Acquires Exclusive Streaming Rights for South American Qatar World Cup 2022 Qualifying Matches

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 9:05pm

fuboTV Inc. (NYSE: FUBO), the leading sports-first live TV streaming platform, announced today it has acquired the exclusive live streaming rights to the Qatar World Cup 2022 Qualifying matches of South American Football Confederation.

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  • fuboTV Inc. (NYSE: FUBO), the leading sports-first live TV streaming platform, announced today it has acquired the exclusive live streaming rights to the Qatar World Cup 2022 Qualifying matches of South American Football Confederation.
  • The agreement, a partnership with the 10 South American teams rights holders, strengthens fuboTVs leading position as a sports-first live TV streaming platform and its offering of matches from the global Qatar World Cup 2022 Qualifiers.
  • To bolster its Qatar World Cup 2022 Qualifiers coverage, fuboTV will produce original programming, including pre, half-time and post match shows, to air throughout the season.
  • Specific details on programming, including how consumers can stream all South American qualifying matches with fuboTV, and on-air talent will be announced.

NJ/NY Gotham FC Announces Avaya as Premier Sponsor for 2021 Season

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 4:30pm

Avaya will serve as the premier sponsor of the Clubs 2021 season, and the Avaya logo will be featured prominently on the front of all Gotham FC kits and warm-up tops, being unveiled by the club today.

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  • Avaya will serve as the premier sponsor of the Clubs 2021 season, and the Avaya logo will be featured prominently on the front of all Gotham FC kits and warm-up tops, being unveiled by the club today.
  • This is a historic partnership for our club, and we look forward to representing everything the Avaya brand stands for as we embark on our inaugural season as Gotham FC.
  • NJ/NY Gotham FC will begin the season competing in the National Womens Soccer Leagues Challenge Cup tournament on April 14th at 7pm.
  • Learn more at http://www.avaya.com/
    Originally named Sky Blue FC, the Club underwent a major rebrand in April 2021 and officially changed its name to NJ/NY Gotham FC.

Stats Perform to Present Two Key Sports AI Research Papers at the 2021 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 1:00pm

Stats Perform, the Sports Tech leader in data and AI, today announced that two research papers authored by the companys AI team will be presented in the research track at the 2021 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

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  • Stats Perform, the Sports Tech leader in data and AI, today announced that two research papers authored by the companys AI team will be presented in the research track at the 2021 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.
  • Each year the conferences Research Paper Competition highlights cutting-edge research that influences the way media and professional teams across various sports analyze performance.
  • These two papers represent some of the pioneering work of our AI team, and I am thrilled to see them recognized by the judging panel at Sloan, Stats Performs Chief Scientist Dr. Patrick Lucey said.
  • In the past five years, Stats Perform has reached the MIT Sloan Best Research Paper Track finals four other times, winning best paper in 2016 and runner-up in 2017 and 2018.

2021 Report Analyzing Commercial Impact of UEFA Euro 2020 Tournament Postponement - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 10:52am

The "Analyzing Commercial Impact of UEFA Euro 2020 Tournament Postponement" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • The "Analyzing Commercial Impact of UEFA Euro 2020 Tournament Postponement" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • This report analyses the commercial impact of the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament, postponed by 12 months to 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Detailed analysis of the business of the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament, postponed by a year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • This report analyses the commercial landscape of the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament, postponed by one year as a reult of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elion Partners Announces ESG Partnership With Fútbol Con Corazón USA

Monday, April 5, 2021 - 1:00pm

Elion Partners , a vertically integrated real estate investment firm with offices in Miami, New York and Seattle, today announced its alliance with FCC USA , the United States extension of the Latin American organization, Ftbol con Corazn meaning Soccer with Heart.

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  • Elion Partners , a vertically integrated real estate investment firm with offices in Miami, New York and Seattle, today announced its alliance with FCC USA , the United States extension of the Latin American organization, Ftbol con Corazn meaning Soccer with Heart.
  • In line with Elions commitment to fostering the well-being of its people, partners and future generations, also known as The Elion Way (T.E.W) methodology, the partnership with FCC USA will focus on its three social pillars: racial equity, female empowerment, and mental health.
  • As a vertically integrated platform, Elion is both a fiduciary and operator, managing real estate assets through closed-end funds and permanent capital investment vehicles.
  • http://elionpartners.com/
    Founded in 2007 by Samuel Azout, Ftbol con Corazn (FCC) strives to help at-risk children in underserved communities acquire essential life skills through its unique immersive soccer skills approach.

beIN SPORTS XTRA en Español Now Available on VIZIO SmartCast®

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 8:00pm

beIN SPORTS has officially launched beIN SPORTS XTRA en Espaol on the VIZIO SmartCast platform available to millions of viewers.

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  • beIN SPORTS has officially launched beIN SPORTS XTRA en Espaol on the VIZIO SmartCast platform available to millions of viewers.
  • Following the positive response we have received from SmartCast viewers about beIN SPORTS XTRA, we are excited to now offer fans access to our new channel beIN SPORTS XTRA en Espaol, said Antonio Briceo, Managing Director of beIN SPORTS North America.
  • Launched in 2012, beIN SPORTS offers viewers world-class sports content and entertainment across multiple platforms including TV channels beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Espaol, live streaming on beIN SPORTS CONNECT, and free English and Spanish-language networks, beIN SPORTS XTRA and beIN SPORTS XTRA en Espanol.
  • Fans can also experience live high-quality sports properties for free via beIN SPORTS XTRA and beIN SPORTS XTRA en Espanol.

Fenway Sports Group Announces Significant Investment by RedBird Capital Partners; LeBron James, Maverick Carter Join FSG Ownership

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 7:08pm

Fenway Sports Group (FSG), a global sports, marketing, media, entertainment, and real estate platform, today announced a significant investment into the company by RedBird Capital Partners (RedBird).

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  • Fenway Sports Group (FSG), a global sports, marketing, media, entertainment, and real estate platform, today announced a significant investment into the company by RedBird Capital Partners (RedBird).
  • The investment by RedBird into FSG is based on an enterprise valuation for FSG of $7.35 billion.
  • As part of the overall transaction, LeBron James, Maverick Carter and their longtime business partner Paul Wachter will exchange a previously held interest in Liverpool Football Club and become part of FSGs ownership group along with RedBird.
  • We are also pleased to welcome to our ownership group LeBron, Maverick and Paul, with whom we have enjoyed a successful collaboration for well over a decade.

MetLife Investment Management to Provide USD 161 Million / GBP 117.5 Million in Financing for English Football League

Monday, March 29, 2021 - 7:33pm

MetLife Investment Management (MIM) , the institutional asset management business of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), today announced it will provide USD 161 million / GBP 117.5 million in financing to the English Football League (EFL) to strengthen the leagues financial support of its Championship Clubs.

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  • MetLife Investment Management (MIM) , the institutional asset management business of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), today announced it will provide USD 161 million / GBP 117.5 million in financing to the English Football League (EFL) to strengthen the leagues financial support of its Championship Clubs.
  • Id like to thank MetLife Investment Management for the positive, proactive approach they adopted throughout our negotiations and for meeting our requirements in what are a unique set of circumstances.
  • We know that a healthy and vibrant football environment with strong and resilient clubs is important for the U.K., said Steven J. Goulart, president of MetLife Investment Management and chief investment officer, MetLife, Inc.
  • MetLife Investment Management has over 150 years of investment experience and as of December 31, 2020 had $659.6 billion in total assets under management.

Comcast Launches Disney+ and ESPN+ on Xfinity

Monday, March 29, 2021 - 4:30pm

Additionally, ESPN+ is now available to Flex customers via the ESPN app, with plans to launch on X1 in the coming weeks.

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  • Additionally, ESPN+ is now available to Flex customers via the ESPN app, with plans to launch on X1 in the coming weeks.
  • Xfinity delivers all the best entertainment to customers via its X1 and Flex devices and through its leading Xfinity Internet service.
  • Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter.
  • Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual revenues of $65.4 billion in its Fiscal Year 2020.

EDP Soccer Names Elite Turf USA as Preferred Partner

Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 12:48pm

EDP Soccer has announced that Elite Turf USA will be its preferred partner for synthetic turf.

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  • EDP Soccer has announced that Elite Turf USA will be its preferred partner for synthetic turf.
  • Elite Turf USA, powered by Act Global , is an industry leader in sports turf research and development technology.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210325005543/en/
    Steve Shilling, Founder and CEO of EDP Soccer, explained the importance of working with a preferred partner for synthetic turf: EDP Soccer serves the youth soccer community by providing a variety of year-round competitive programming that is appropriate for all ages and skill levels.
  • EDP Soccer is one of the best programs for youth soccer teams in the east, said Paul Adams, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Elite Turf USA.