NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Genius Sports Group,
the leading provider of sports data and technology powering the
sports, betting and media ecosystem, has formed an exclusive
long-term partnership with Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW).
Recognised by FIFA as the major entity behind the global sport
of beach soccer, BSWW has partnered with Genius Sports Group to
drive the development of its sport, commercialising over 500 games
per year with the regulated betting industry.
Across the Mundialito de Clubes, Euro Winners Cup and Beach
Soccer Intercontinental Cup and other major events played around
the world, Genius Sports Group has been granted the exclusive
rights to distribute live data and broadcasts to its global network
of over 150 sportsbook partners.
Beach soccer is one of the fastest growing sports in the world
with rapidly expanding television coverage in over 170 countries
and official partnerships with La Liga and Puma.
Joan Cusco, President of Beach Soccer Worldwide, said: "With
this partnership, beach soccer enters in a whole new era, in which
the value of our data and stats can significantly contribute to
boost the experience beach soccer offers to its fans, at the time
it gives Genius Sports the possibility of exploring a unique sport.
We are absolutely sure that this agreement will bring exciting new
possibilities in the coming years."
Sean Conroy, Commercial Director
at Genius Sports Group, said: "As a global technology business, we
pride ourselves on providing our sports and betting partners alike
with valuable solutions and round-the-clock content. We're excited
to expand our global partnership network into beach soccer and look
forward to playing a pivotal role in BSWW's expansion."
On October 27, 2020, GSG entered
into a business combination agreement with dMY Technology Group II,
Inc. (NYSE: DMYD.U, DMYD and DMYD.TS) to drive its expansion as a
leading provider of official data and technology powering the
global sports, betting and media ecosystem. Upon the closing of the
transaction, the combined company expects its ordinary shares and
warrants to trade on the NYSE under the symbols "GENI" and "GENI
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About Beach Soccer Worldwide
Beach Soccer Worldwide is the major entity behind the creation
and promotion of beach soccer at a global scale. Since its
foundation in 1992, Beach Soccer Worldwide has organised more than
300 top-flight events in 50 countries around the world, involving
more than 130 National Football Associations as well as
professional clubs. In 2004, after the agreement between Beach
Soccer Worldwide and FIFA, the sport became a part of the FIFA
family, and the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, now held biennially,
About Genius Sports Group
Genius Sports Group is the official data, technology and
commercial partner that powers the global ecosystem connecting
sports, betting and media. We are a global leader in digital sports
content, technology and integrity services. Our technology is used
in over 150 countries worldwide, empowering sports to capture,
manage and distribute their live data and video, driving their
digital transformation and enhancing their relationships with
We are the trusted partner to over 500 sports organizations
globally, including many of the world's largest leagues and
federations such as the NBA, Premier League, AFA, FIBA, NCAA,
NASCAR and PGA TOUR.
Genius Sports Group is uniquely placed thorough cutting-edge
technology, scale and global reach to support our partners. We are
more than just a technology company, we build long-term
relationships with sports at all levels, helping them to control
and maximize the value of their content while providing technical
expertise and round-the-clock support.
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