Sports data and services supplier Sportradar has expanded its partnership with MotoGP and signed a new partnership with the DKB Handball-Bundesliga.
Sportradar Integrity Services will support the Superbike World Championship (WorldBSK) with its monitoring, intelligence and prevention solutions, while the handball agreement sees the company provide statistics through a new app for the DKB Handball-Bundesliga (HBL).
“It’s fantastic for us to be working with [superbikes rights holder] Dorna, especially working with big names in the motorsport world such as WorldSBK and MotoGP, we are excited to be partnered up with the series,” said Danny Sears, head of education for Sportradar Integrity Services. “Any sport can have this problem, and it’s happening all over the world so from our perspective it’s great that the series is being really proactive about it.
“It’s reassuring from our side to know there is nothing really concerning in the sport, but it can happen at any time, and in any sport as the betting market is getting bigger and bigger.”
WorldSBK executive director Daniel Carrera added: “We are thrilled as an organization to welcome a company such as Sportradar, and to work alongside them will bring an even more balanced outlook of our sport.”
The HBL agreement will see Sportradar provide live news updates and statistics for fans through the HBL app, which also features live tracking of match events, commentary and a push notification function for selected matches or teams.
“Our fans in Germany and beyond are enthusiastic about the sport, and want access to the full spectrum of information and entertainment,” HBL chief executive Frank Bohmann said. “It was therefore crucial for us to find a partner that could offer us this full package.
“Sportradar can offer this as it combines expertise, exciting content and technical know-how. DKB Handball-Bundesliga fans now have a fast, mobile and easy access to all available information about the teams, competitions and players they love.”
James Heneghan, head of commercial development and strategic partnerships at Sportradar, added: “Today’s fans want tables, statistics and news. They want video content, live scores, push notifications and graphics. To combine this into one package was a challenge, but one we were happy to take on. We are proud of our work and cannot wait to see fans enjoy the new product.”