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Sportradar Acquires MOCAP Analytics For AI-Powered Storytelling

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Sportradar Acquires MOCAP Analytics For AI-Powered Storytelling

Sportradar US, LLC announced last weekend that it has acquired MOCAP Analytics, Inc. The acquisition combines Sportradar’s leadership in sports data with MOCAP’s expertise in AI-powered data storytelling. Together they will pursue new opportunities to develop player-tracking data products to engage NBA, NFL and other sports fans.

MOCAP Analytics has developed premiere AI-powered data storytelling software and algorithms for fan engagement and they have been creating rich NBA and NFL content for years. By combining their software and algorithms with our data and partnerships, our clients will be able to deliver snackable, visual and original content across all platforms and channels worldwide. Our Game Stories and Game Stream will be the first products to bring these experiences to life. This acquisition allows us to pursue an exciting area of growth where one thing is certain – fan discussion will never be the same.” – said Carsten Koerl, Founder and CEO, Sportradar.

MOCAP Analytics, founded in 2012 by Caltech PhDs, Arian Forouhar and Eldar Akhmetgaliyev, has created original sports content for years, starting through an agreement during the 2012-2013 season with their hometown Golden State Warriors, the first team to use their technology.

Sports storytelling is an area where machines and humans can work together to enrich the fan experience and stir conversation. We now have a unique position in the marketplace by combining unfettered access to player-tracking data, established partnerships spanning broad distribution channels, and powerful data storytelling capabilities. Teaming up with the global leader in this space allows us to stay on the cutting edge of sports and technology and to extend the reach of our data storytelling around the world.” – said Arian Forouhar, Co-Founder and CEO, MOCAP Analytics.

Since it was founded 16 years ago, Sportradar has served as a trusted resource to the most influential and notable sports and leagues. The company has partnered with the NFL, NBA, NHL, ITF, esports tournament organizer ESL, and many others worldwide. Leading broadcasters, digital publishers, app developers, teams and brands use Sportradar’s feeds and solutions to connect with fans. Sports Illustrated is the first to use Game Stream to deliver immersive 3D player-tracking experiences to NFL fans.

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This season marks our first in partnership with Sportradar, who will serve as our Official Provider of Real-time NBA League Statistics,” said Ken DeGennaro, NBA Senior Vice President, Media Operations & Technology. “We look forward to continuing to work with the joint team as they deliver great data-driven stories to our fans in the U.S. and around the world.

 

ABOUT MOCAP ANALYTICS
MOCAP Analytics is a Silicon Valley tech start-up co-founded in 2012 by two Caltech PhDs. Beginning with its relationship with the hometown Golden State Warriors — an early adopter of the enabling tracking technology — they have become leaders in analyzing player-tracking and related data. MOCAP comprises a small but dedicated team of experienced and enthusiastic leaders in sports, technology, and entrepreneurship. They bring pedigree from some of the finest academic institutions and premier sports franchises. Now they’re focused on changing the way people think about, and view, sports. Their goal is to develop the premier sports analytics platform for fan engagement.
Technology is their focus and sports is their passion!

More information can be found at www.mocapanalytics.com

ABOUT SPORTRADAR
Sportradar is the global leader in understanding and leveraging the power of sports data and digital content for its clients around the world. We provide cutting-edge solutions and services to media companies, bookmakers, sports federations and state authorities.

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Partnering with the likes of the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the National Football League (NFL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) as their official data partner, we have provided numerous rights holders with the tools and services to unlock the full power and impact of their data. Besides being a market leading company in the sports betting and media industries, Sportradar also operates a unique Fraud Detection System (FDS) which is relied upon by law enforcement agencies as well as several sports federations, including World Rugby, the ICC and UEFA.

More than 1,000 businesses in over 80 countries rely on Sportradar’s data depth and quality services in their daily business. Headquartered in Switzerland, Sportradar has offices in 34 other cities and employs over 1,700 highly experienced staff worldwide.

More information can be found on www.sportradar.com.

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Fast Track Enters into Partnership with 4Play

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Fast Track, the leading player engagement platform built specifically for the iGaming industry, has partnered with 4Play, a dynamic and innovative gaming operator renowned for its exceptional player experiences in both casino and sports betting.

Launched in 2023, 4Play has rapidly gained recognition in the industry, primarily targeting the burgeoning Brazilian market. With a commitment to delivering unparalleled entertainment, 4Play offers its players a seamless experience in Portuguese, featuring popular gaming verticals such as casino and sports betting.

4Play’s decision to integrate Fast Track CRM comes as part of its strategic initiative to bolster player retention and streamline operations through advanced automation. Fast Track’s robust platform will enable 4Play to automate complex player journeys, ensuring each interaction is personalised and timely.

“We are excited to partner with Fast Track to elevate our player engagement strategies. Their innovative approach to CRM and their commitment to creating individualised player experiences align perfectly with our vision for 4Play. We look forward to leveraging their platform to enhance our player retention and operational efficiency,” Mateus Ihering, Chief Operating Officer of 4Play, said.

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Fast Track’s CRM platform, recognised for its real-time data capabilities and comprehensive automation suite, will support 4Play in achieving its business goals. By automating player communications and optimising the registration journey, 4Play aims to significantly increase its number of depositors while maintaining a high level of engagement among its 148,000 monthly active users.

Simon Lidzén, Co-Founder and CEO of Fast Track, said: “We are delighted to welcome 4Play into the Fast Track family. Their innovative spirit and dedication to providing top-tier player experiences make them an ideal partner. Together, we will set new standards in player engagement and retention, ensuring that 4Play continues to thrive in the competitive iGaming landscape.”

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Pragmatic Play Enhances FullReto Partnership with Virtual Sports Addition

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Pragmatic Play, a leading content supplier to the iGaming industry, has reinforced its commitment to Latin American expansion by strengthening its existing relationship with Colombian operator FullReto.

The latest agreement will see FullReto offer its players a broad selection of Pragmatic Play’s unique Virtual Sports titles, building on an already extensive offering of over 300 Slots and Live Casino games.

Fantastic League, Greyhound Racing, and the thrilling motor racing-themed Force 1 are among the games now available to FullReto customers as the operator looks to capitalise on the rapidly increasing popularity of Virtual Sports to consolidate its position as a leading platform in Colombia.

The multi-product partnership reaffirms Pragmatic Play’s intentions to expand its offering in the LatAm markets, with FullReto now offering a vast catalogue of Pragmatic’s award-winning games across three verticals.

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Victor Arias, Vice President of Latin American Operations at ARRISE powering Pragmatic Play, said: “Pragmatic Play is delighted to reinforce its partnership with FullReto by providing its players with access to its renowned Virtual Sports games. The deal not only emphasises Pragmatic Play’s desire to provide Colombian players with an exciting online gaming experience, but also demonstrates the supplier’s dedication to furthering its Latin American expansion.”

Andrés Tamayo, General Manager at FullReto, said: “FullReto’s continued collaboration with Pragmatic Play highlights our main objective of supplying the optimal player experience. The addition of Pragmatic Play’s Virtual Sports offering, on top of its Slots and Live Casino games, will ensure FullReto players have access to hundreds of fan-favourite games across a variety of verticals.”

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Pragmatic Play Launches Live Casino Offer at Atlantic City

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Pragmatic Play, a leading content supplier to the iGaming industry, has expanded its Live Casino footprint across Peru after going live with major local operator, Atlantic City.

The partnership sees Pragmatic Play’s full Live Casino portfolio integrated with the operator, enabling players in Peru to enjoy market-leading titles such as Blackjack, Roulette, and Baccarat from the supplier’s award-winning portfolio.

This latest agreement showcases Pragmatic Play’s plans for growth in LatAm, exhibiting an array of its verticals across multiple territories in recent months. It is the latest deal signed by Pragmatic Play with a Peruvian operator, following a comprehensive growth strategy in the country.

Victor Arias, Vice President of Latin American Operations at ARRISE powering Pragmatic Play, said: “Atlantic City is one of Peru’s most reputable operators and offers another opportunity to showcase the Pragmatic Play Live Casino portfolio in Peru. With an offering that will deliver exceptional gaming experiences to players, this partnership promises to cement Pragmatic Play’s position at the forefront of the Peruvian iGaming industry.”

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Alonso Huiman, Chief of Online Casino at Atlantic City, said: “This landmark agreement with Pragmatic Play is a pivotal moment for us. Its vast selection of table and card games will resonate seamlessly with our player base and we are confident that this will propel our brand to new heights.”

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