Satellite Information Services (SIS) will be the sole supplier to the online betting industry for data on UK and Irish horse and greyhound racing, after terminating agreements it had in place with third parties to distribute its data.
SIS will be the exclusive provider of official race day data for Irish horse racing, UK horse racing from 20 courses, and UK greyhound racing from 22 tracks, as well as providing race day data for premier international racing from Dubai, Latin America, Singapore and Germany.
The supplier said that the vast majority of the online betting market currently receives horse racing and greyhound racing data through SIS, or through contracted data distributors where licensing agreements had previously been in place.
“This is a significant step forward for SIS, enabling more direct interactions with end customers and opening the door for new and exciting services,” said Paul Witten, commercial director of SIS. “In order to facilitate the initiative, our commercial and technical teams are geared up and ready to initiate the new commercial agreements and the required feed integrations.”
Witten added that SIS is in discussions with other data providers to agree transitional arrangements to minimise the impact of these changes on affected customers, and to ensure that all customers can safely and effectively migrate over to the new services.
As part of SIS’ strategic push to build content in the online data market, SIS customers will now have access to pricing services including early prices, with derivatives available soon, as well as enhanced data services including form and tipping.