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The Premier League continues to be a staple around the world as two deals for overseas broadcast rights were announced on Thursday.

FuboTV secured exclusive rights to all league games in Canada, while ViacomCBS scored rights in Latin America.

FuboTV co-founder and CEO David Gandler spoke directly to cable subscribers, saying it gives “Canadians have another reason to Cut the rope for exciting and exclusive sports content.

  • FuboTV beat another streaming service, DAZN, securing exclusive rights to all 380 games for three seasons, starting in 2022-23.
  • ViacomCBS will offer the same package on the same time slot on its streaming service Paramount+ in Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, as well as non-exclusive rights in Belize and the Dominican Republic.
  • “Live sports are a significant differentiator for our streaming service,” said ViacomCBS Networks International President Raffaele Annecchino, adding, “We believe this drive subscriber growth. ”

EPL Hot Streak

While DAZN missed out on Canadian rights, it’s about to land another major award: it’s the leading candidate to acquire BT Sport for $800 million, which would come with the coveted domestic Premier League rights.

In November, the league reached a six-year deal with Comcast that would be worth more than $ 2.7 billion to broadcast Premier League matches in the United States

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The BetMGM Sportsbook at the home stadium of the Arizona Cardinals would be the First NFL Online Bookmaker, with details of the 16,800-square-foot site released Thursday.

Scheduled to open by the start of the 2022 season, the bookmaker will be open year-round and located on the “Great Lawn” of the State Farm Stadium campus – the NFL does not allow indoor betting facilities stadiums.

The two-story venue, which seats 500 people, will feature a 265-square-foot video wall, 38 televisions, more than 25 betting kiosks, and indoor and outdoor dining options.

The new space has the potential to organize concerts and other events, according to Matt Prevost, Chief Revenue Officer of BetMGM.

  • The announcement comes just over a year before State Farm Stadium will host Super Bowl LVII on February 12, 2023.
  • Arizona last hosted a Super Bowl in 2015, which alongside the Pro Bowl and other related events had a gross economic impact of $719.4 million In the region.

The Arizona Cardinals reached a $2.65 billion valuation in 2021, 27th on the NFL list.

Other Pro-Team Sportsbooks

BetMGM and the Cardinals claim the bookmaker is the first of its kind for the NFL, but other leagues have already taken advantage of similar opportunities.

Over the past year, DraftKings has received a bookmaker’s endorsement at Wrigley Field, William Hill opened a bookmaker in Capital Arena, and BetMGM announced its own at National Park.


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StockX has tagged two of the world’s largest financial companies for its impending IPO.

The resale platform works with Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs as it prepares to go public in the first half of this year, according to Bloomberg.

StockX is best known for sneakers and streetwear, but has expanded to sell game consoles, including highly sought after merchandise. Xbox and Playstation models, trading cards and other collectibles.

  • The company landed a $ 3.8 billion valuation in April 2021 after gaining popularity during the pandemic. StockX rival Goat Group received a similar valuation of $3.7 billion after raising $195 million in June 2021.
  • The valuation was 35% higher than the $2.8 billion figure it had secured five months prior.
  • StockX raised $60 million in a Series E1 round and conducted a $195 million concurrent secondary tender offering in April, bringing its total funding to $690 million, per Crunchbase.

The platform has recently seen a surge in interest in Air Jordans, hoodies and jackets from the Gap-Yeezy collaboration, and Tesla Cybertruck-inspired Hot Wheels toys.

The wave of collectibles continues

While the collectibles boom was initially associated with the pandemic, investors showed no signs of turning away from the industry.

Earlier this month, Fanatics agreed to buy Topps for $ 500 million. Fanatics Trading Cards has been rated at $10.4 billion, following a $350 million increase in October.

  • In The Leadoff, DAZN approaches a deal to acquire BT Sport for $800 million, Michele Kang is said to have taken control of the Washington Spirit, KKR invites a Saudi fund to bid for Telecom Italia, and two college football coaches from high level are concerned about the recruitment of NIL tactics. Click here to listen.
  • Nike and Columbia Sportswear reportedly intend to Fire employees who have not respected their respective deadlines to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or who have presented a medical or religious waiver.
  • Shaquille O’Neal has sold his stake in the Sacramento Kings, as required by the NBA since he took over as WynnBET brand ambassador.
  • For seven straight seasons, the Knicks have been counting ping pong balls in hopes of finding the future of the franchise. It’s starting to pay off — especially with former third overall pick RJ Barrett. The youth movement gained strength Thursday when the Knicks traded Kevin Knox and a first-round pick to the Hawks for 22-year-old Cam Reddish. Subscribe to the Sports section to learn more about the new Knicks duo.


(Note: all at market close 1/13/22)

The Golden State Warriors (30-10) take on the Milwaukee Bucks (26-17) Thursday at Fiserv Forum.

How to watch: 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT

Betting odds: dollars -1.5 || ML-120 || O/U 223.5* (Bet on DraftKings)

Take: Expect the Bucks to bounce back from two straight losses. Take Milwaukee to cover.

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*Ratings/lines are subject to change. The T & Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for more details.


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