Tag: Football

02
Oct
2020
Posted in programming

FOX Sports Adds The Spring League to Its Extensive Football Programming Lineup

Get Ready for More Football… TSL Games to Air Weekday Evenings on FS1 Starting Tuesday, Oct. 27

FOX Sports Secures Option to Acquire Minority Equity Stake in TSL

Los Angeles – Today, FOX Sports and The Spring League (TSL) announced an extensive, multi-year agreement to televise TSL games beginning Tuesday, Oct. 27. Featuring some of the brightest up-and-coming prospects in the game, TSL football will air weekdays on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings on FS1. As part of the agreement, FOX Sports also secures an option to acquire a minority equity stake in TSL.

TSL’s 2020 fall season features six teams, competing in a 12-game format spanning four weeks from the Alamodome in San Antonio. The season culminates in a championship matchup the week of Monday, Nov. 23, exact date and time to be announced at a later date.

“As we’ve said time and time again, FOX is football. We’re excited to add TSL to our already robust football programming lineup complementing our NFL and college football coverage,” said Mark Silverman, President, National Networks, FOX Sports. “We believe in TSL’s mission as a developmental league and we are excited to grow with them in partnership over the coming years.”

“Given the reduction in roster sizes heading into NFL training camps this year and the cancellation of the CFL season, it was critical to accelerate our League expansion and provide additional development opportunities for players this fall,” said Brian Woods, CEO of The Spring League. “We also wanted to seize the opportunity to play TSL games when America traditionally watches football. Our plan will be to return to the Spring season in 2021.”

TSL enters its fourth season this year as the premier professional football development league in the United States and abroad. Since 2017, TSL has seen almost 100

01
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Ecuador Football Appoints Stats Perform as Exclusive Official Data & Integrity Partner

Liga Profesional de Fútbol del Ecuador (LigaPro) has appointed Stats Perform, the SportsTech leader in data and AI technology, as their exclusive Official Data Partner for Serie A and Serie B domestic competitions.

Stats Perform’s trusted Opta and RunningBall data brands will exclusively deliver official ultrafast data and detailed player performance data to licensed betting operators, broadcasters, publishers, fantasy providers and the leagues’ own digital platforms.

Stats Perform’s Integrity Unit has also been appointed to help protect the integrity of the LigaPro. This will include monitoring global betting markets, an extensive integrity intelligence programme, and its unique performance integrity analysis service.

Miguel Ángel Loor, Presidente de LigaPro, Commented:
“We are excited to be working with Stats Perform. Not only will they help us improve on-field performances through deep and accurate data, they will support us in preventing match manipulation and betting fraud. Stats Perform’s pedigree for collecting deep, accurate and fast data and unrivalled distribution network will help us engage fans globally and grow the sport we love.”

The Liga Profesional de Fútbol del Ecuador exclusive data rights follows the recent news that Stats Perform added the exclusive betting streaming and data rights to the Brazilian and Colombian football leagues to its football content offering, which also includes Spanish La Liga, French Ligue 1 and numerous other European, South American and global sports.

About Stats Perform

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