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Exciting new sport added to the IMG ARENA live betting streaming and betting data portfolios
IMG ARENA, a leading sports betting service and content hub, has secured a long-term, worldwide live betting streaming and data rights partnership with World Table Tennis (WTT).
The deal allows sports betting operators access to content across all events organised by the WTT, including the prestigious World Table Tennis Championships.
In January 2021, WTT will launch its new WTT Series, a totally revamped competition, designed to radically change the sport and grow fan engagement. The new partnership with IMG ARENA covers all tiers of the revamped WTT event structure: Grand Smashes, WTT Cup Finals, WTT Champions Series and WTT Contenders Series.
Freddie Longe, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of IMG ARENA, said: “This exciting new partnership with WTT is a longstanding agreement that truly incentivises both partners to build a world-class suite of products. Table tennis is at an exciting juncture in its history, and the plans to redefine the sport through WTT will provide sportsbooks with high quality and engaging year-round content.
“Operator feedback tells us table tennis is a property that has significant untapped potential and one which the industry feels will benefit from an improved sports betting solution. Our move into the sport will allow us to significantly enhance the betting interface and boost engagement amongst existing and new fans.”
Steve Dainton, ITTF CEO & WTT director, said: “Partnering with IMG ARENA to distribute our sports betting live streaming and betting data rights is an important strategic development for WTT. IMG ARENA has a strong track record of working with federations and international sports organisations to both protect and grow sports via their innovative products and solutions.
“We understand the benefits of a long-term relationship, and in IMG ARENA we have found a partner to future proof our sport for the next generation of fans.”
Headquartered in London, IMG ARENA works with more than 460 leading sportsbook operators worldwide, providing always-on services including 24/7 live betting streaming and on-demand virtual sports betting products designed to evolve and inspire engagement by placing fans at the heart of the action. In 2019, more than 175 million hours of IMG ARENA content was watched by 56 million unique viewers around the globe. IMG ARENA’s clients include the ATP, UFC, the European and PGA Golf Tours, the FA Cup and Serie A.