Betfair and Spotlight Sports Group renew partnership

7 Feb 2022

Spotlight Sports Group, a content and media company, has recently announced that it agreed to extend the cooperation with the renowned online bookmaker Betfair to produce live watch and video content for 2022.

Spotlight Sports Group’s chief commercial officer Sam Houlding said about the deal: “Our live content has grown remarkably over the past 3 years and we’re excited to be extending our partnership with Betfair. We’re excited to take our content even further throughout the year, with Cheltenham just around the corner. Our video production keeps evolving and we’re delighted to continue developing shows that add fantastic value for both our Racing Post audience and our key partners.”

 “We are very excited to extend our video partnership with Spotlight Sports Group throughout 2022, Racing Post Live has given us another platform to showcase the functionality of the Exchange, in a live and engaging environment.” mentioned Barry Orr, Betfair’s head of media relations.

Also, Damian Mears, head of media sales, added: “Since launch, Racing Post Live has continued to show really positive growth and is now an extremely valued and established part of our major race day output at Spotlight Sports Group.”

As a part of the new agreement, every Saturday key races will be covered throughout 2022, alongside all significant racing festivals, including the Grand National, Cheltenham and Royal Ascot.

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