Jakub Myszkorowski, STATSCORE: How sports organisations can increase profits through official data

first_img QPR names Football Index as new shirt sponsor August 21, 2020 Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Let’s start with an obvious truth. Diversifying incomes has to follow both changes to technology and the evolution of customer demands. This is the only way that organisations, in any walk of life, can remain profitable by answering to the market’s needs. Now, unsurprisingly, sports leagues and organisations fall under the same rules. This has, naturally, forced a change in their approach to official data over the last decade.When you look at the history of sport, it is quite easy to spot the game changing moment. Popularisation of TV and the access to sports for all that wished to watch games but did not fancy going to the stadiums or lived too far away. This was the first step. The second step came with the personalisation of this experience, which was an effect of changing access to the home entertainment from one TV set that gathered whole families to smaller screens from individual devices (PC, laptop, mobile). This process did impact the idea of watching a game together, but also allowed everyone to gain almost uninterrupted access to sports events from all over the world, and for an unlimited time. As a result of these two key steps, sports organisations have been rewarded with an unforeseen level of income driven by the official TV rights contracts. Just imagine that the worth of English Premier League (EPL) TV rights for just three years (2019-22) is almost €5 billion! At the same time, BT Sport has to pay more than €400 million per season for the right to broadcast UEFA Champions League. This is quite a serious amount to share with the clubs and yet still, it leaves the organisation with enough additional resources to keep on rising and winning an interest in more markets. Of course, EPL or UEFA Champions League make for great examples as they remain far ahead of the competition in terms of generated turnover from the official rights, but the model is common for all the sports competitions all over the world. Once the professional leagues learned how to earn from making their footage available to the market, they realised that there is far more to offer. And the first obvious choice is the official sports data, which consists of live scores and sophisticated performance stats. The first demand was to collect both of these types of data in an organised and methodological way that allows it to be fast, accurate and unified for all games. Since the leagues did not have the proper resources to do so, they invited professional organisations to come into the game to secure these solutions. Enter STATSCORE. The Katowice based company now provides official stats for PGNiG Superliga, Slovnaft Handball Extraliga, Polska Hokej Liga and Futsal Ekstraklasa. The official data contracts stipulate that no other scouts other than those certified by the league can enter the venues to collect the stats. OK, so once you have the stats what’s next? Do you end up happy to display these statistics on the TV? Well, it would be such a waste of great data to limit it only to this one use. Especially, when you realise that the data is the Holy Grail for betting. Today you can not imagine offering odds for any of the top competitions without using the official stats, which you can get access to only via the official providers. This is how the shortcut from the professional sport to betting is built as they speak the common language of statistics. Once the betting organisations access the official data, they get the assurance that they have the fastest and the most accurate stats, which is reflected in their odds quality. This is a must-have to make sure that the fans are served with better and more engaging tools.Official data also delivers a tempting offer for all kinds of fantasy games for desktop and mobiles. Since many of the sports organisations still need guidance in handling their relationship with this type of data users, STATSCORE offers our expertise and know-how to help professional leagues secure their rights and build successful cooperation with external partners. StumbleUpon Share EFL announces that all non-Sky Sports fixtures will be available to stream August 27, 2020 Submit Related Articles Sharelast_img read more

InFocus asks What are they teaching our kids

first_imgAPTN InFocusThis week on InFocus, Host Melissa Ridgen takes a closer look at what we’re teaching our kids in school.Are children — Indigenous and non-Indigenous — getting enough Indigenous content in the classroom?Myra Laramee is the elder and knowledge keeper for the Winnipeg School Division. She’s also a retired teacher.“People are trying to take what we’ve always had as Indigenous people and show others what that looks like, what that sounds like, what that feels like,” said Laramee, who believes what is being taught has improved greatly since she started teaching in the 1970s.“(Teachers) are taking young people to sweat lodges that have never been before. And not just Indigenous kids, but all kids who want to go and want to learn about that. I know that in our school division Indigenous Learning is for everyone.”Kevin Kakegamic, Indigenous Outreach Co-ordinator at Thunder Bay Catholic School Division, said his division is working hard to bring Indigenous teachings to students and build bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students“Last year we started with a program called Walking the Path…an 11-module program that specially offers teachings on important topics such as the history of residential school,” he said.“Another module is on reconciliation, the seven Grandfather teachings, the medicine wheel.”The program is being delivered to Grade 6 students at two schools and pairs kids to work on modules together. It will be in several more schools in the new year.“The feedback I get from the teachers and the students and also other staff from the board really think that this is a good program,” Kakegamic said.“It gets the weekly 75-minute engagement learning about the program. And also, too, it’s nice to see the non-Indigenous students getting really interested and engaged too and learning about the culture.”last_img read more

RODNEY ADAMS TO ASK FOR POLICE JOB BACK

first_img TCI Police reach out to Bahamas hurricane victims Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 19 Nov 2014 – The highest thanks for his vindication from charges of unethical behavior as a police officer goes to God; that was the final wording in a Press Release issued by very likely, soon to be reinstated Deputy Commissioner of Police Rodney Adams. Adams said he was always confident that his innocence would have been proven… I quote him now: “Now that this matter has run its course and has been resolved by the court, I will be officially advising HE the Governor’s Office and the Commissioner of Police that I am available to continue my duties as a police officer.” Adams, who has been on the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force since 1984 explained: “I do so out of a sense of commitment and duty to my country and to the many young officers of the Police Service who seek a role model to aspire to.” Naturally, Mr Adams was also thankful to his family. He had been charged by the Integrity Commission with five counts of breaching the ordinance; three charges were dropped, one the jury was instructed to return a not guilty verdict on and the final was deliberated for three hours before a not guilty was delivered late day Monday November 17. Attorney in the matter was Ariel Misick. Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Gov’t Looking To Provide Tablet Computers For Police Force Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:ariel misick, deputy commissioner, police force, rodney adams Recommended for youlast_img read more

PDM sworn into Office

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 21, 2016 –  The People’s Democratic Movement was officially sworn into Office on December 20th 2016. The party was successful in securing victory at the polls on December 15th winning 10 out of 15 electoral seats. Ministerial appointments are as follows:Hon. Sharlene Cartwright- Robinson– Premier and Minister of Finance, Trade and InvestmentHon. Sean R. Astwood– Deputy Premier and Minister of Immigration and Border Control and EmploymentHon. Vaden D. Williams– Minister of Home Affairs, Transportation and CommunicationHon. McMillin Goldray Ewing– Minister of Infrastructure, Housing and PlanningHon. Josephine Connolly-Minister of Education, Youth, Sports, Culture and Library ServicesHon. Edwin Astwood– Minister of Health, Agriculture and Human ServicesHon. Ralph Higgs- Minister of Tourism, Environment, Heritage and CultureThe party has agreed that there will be periodic rotation of Ministerial positions.The PDM has selected Hon. Karen Malcolm to serve as Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly.Hon. Derek Taylor will work out of the Premier’s Office in Grand Turk.Hon. Douglas Parnell will work of out of the Premier’s Office in Providenciales and will spearhead negotiations on constitutional change, UK relations, business development and inward investment.Hon. Dwayne Taylor has been selected to become Speaker of the House of Assembly upon the opening of the House of Assembly.Mr. Maxovonno Thomas has been selected to become the PDM Government’s appointed member to the House of Assembly. Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #PDMSwornIn PDM Sworn into Officecenter_img #MagneticMediaNews#PDMSwornIn Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

WestJet case threatens 26 years no measles in TCI

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#26yearsnomeaslesinTCIthreatened, #magneticmedianews, #WestJetcrewmeaslesscare Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 11, 2017 – Providenciales – The Ministry of Health explains that the possible reintroduction of measles into the country through an airline worker last month is being taken seriously and an investigation into the potential impact was launched.   The crew member from WestJest who was confirmed to have measles did not deplane when the flight from Canada landed in Providenciales.The information comes following the Ministry of Health’s investigation into the case, unofficially reported to them, but confirmed by the Canadian Public Health Agency through the assistance of PAHO.   A worker for WestJest on March 24 flew into Provo and was days later found to have had measles.   The crew member worked seven flights, and although the crew member did not deplane, because of the contact with passengers, who were visitors in the island, it is still necessary for the surveillance system to be vigilant and extra sensitive to detect any secondary cases early.Measles has not been seen in the TCI for 26 years explained the Ministry of Health, which also reported that 95% of residents are covered with the MMR vaccine.   The Surveillance team called the possible re-introduction of measles a threat to the resident population and to the over one million guests who visit annually.Health is asking anyone who believes they may have been exposed to measles to contact a primary health care clinic nurse, right away.#MagneticMediaNews#26yearsnomeaslesinTCIthreatened#WestJetcrewmeaslesscarelast_img read more

Lifeguards rescue man stuck on cliff in Torrey Pines

first_imgLifeguards rescue man stuck on cliff in Torrey Pines February 22, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Lifeguards and firefighters Thursday morning rescued an uninjured man who became stranded on a cliff while trying to climb down the beachfront bluffs in Torrey Pines, authorities said.The man called for help a little after 6:30 a.m. while attempting to reach the beach from the Torrey Pines Gliderport after he “found himself in a spot where he couldn’t go any further,” San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.Lifeguards responded to the beach area below the Gliderport in the 2800 block of Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, but they were initially unable to locate the stranded man from their vantage point on the sand, Munoz said. An SDFD helicopter spotted the man precariously perched on a ledge roughly half way down the cliffs.“He was lowered down using a rope system by lifeguards and firefighters,” Munoz said, adding the non-injury rescue should serve as a warning to others.“This is a good example of why you should heed the signs and not climb down the cliffs,” Munoz said. Posted: February 22, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Defense Spending Bill Advances in House

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Qualcomm forms 280 million JV in China to design and sell server

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Small businesses suffer as Indias bruised banks sit on deposits

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PM Hasina arrives in Kolkata to meet Modi

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