German Tennis Federation selects Genius Sports Group for exclusive data and streaming partnership
DTB partners with global leader in sports data technology to expand German tennis worldwide
HAMBURG (Germany), December 10, 2020 – The German Tennis Federation (DTB), the national governing body of the sport, has formed an exclusive data and streaming partnership with Genius Sports Group to enhance its profile and connect with tennis fans around the world.
The DTB is one of the most prestigious organisations in world tennis with over 1.4 million playing members and is the governing body of the men and women’s Bundesliga and the ongoing German Tennis Championships.
As the trusted data and technology partner to over 500 sports organisations worldwide, including the English Premier League, National Basketball Association and German Football Association, Genius Sports Group has been granted the exclusive rights to capture and distribute live data and video content from DTB events for betting purposes. This new partnership and Genius Sports Group’s global distribution network will provide a platform for the DTB to reach highly engaged fans from over 150 sportsbooks worldwide.
The German Tennis Championships have been taking place this week in Biberach, with the finals on Sunday 13th December. 96 players (men and women) are competing for prize money of €35,000 as one of the last events in the 2020 tennis calendar. The annual Bundesliga is one of the top leagues in world tennis, attracting world-class players including current No.3 ranked Dominic Thiem in 2018.
PlaySight, the immersive video, analytics and live streaming platform, will provide automated production, live streams and highlights across all DTB events covered under this partnership. This partnership with Genius Sports Group provides a new global distribution network for the DTB alongside their exclusive streaming and live broadcast for media partnership with the Tennis Channel.
Dirk Hordorff, Vice President High Performance Tennis and Education at the DTB, said: Through our partnership with Genius Sports, our 1.4 members and millions of German and international tennis fans will have the possibility to follow the year-end national championships and Bundesliga, which include a lot of top international WTA and ATP stars. Live tennis from every match will bring these events a new dimension, and help grow the visibility of the sport.
Jonny Katanchian, Head of Commercial Partnerships – EMEA at Genius Sports, said: “This partnership with the DTB is one of our largest tennis partnerships to date, providing our sportsbook partners with premium content during off-peak windows for the global season. The DTB is committed to enhancing the reach, visibility and profile of its events and we’re excited to be part of this global strategy.”
Rodney Rapson, PlaySight’s Managing Director for Europe and the UK, said, “As a tennis fan, I am excited at the fact that we will have access to more top level competition. The Bundesliga is one of the best leagues in the world when it comes to the level of players competing. Now fans around the world will be able to watch this content both live and with on-demand video highlights. Our technology at PlaySight will enable the DTB to bring their production in house, giving them complete control of their content and more flexibility for distribution “
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About Genius Sports Group
Genius Sports Group is the official data, technology and commercial partner that powers the global ecosystem connecting sports, betting and media. We are a global leader in digital sports content, technology and integrity services. Our technology is used in over 150 countries worldwide, empowering sports to capture, manage and distribute their live data and video, driving their digital transformation and enhancing their relationships with fans.
We are the trusted partner to over 500 sports organizations globally, including many of the world’s largest leagues and federations such as the NBA, Premier League, AFA, FIBA, NCAA, NASCAR, Liga MX and PGA TOUR.
Genius Sports Group is uniquely placed thorough cutting-edge technology, scale and global reach to support our partners. We are more than just a technology company, we build long-term relationships with sports at all levels, helping them to control and maximize the value of their content while providing technical expertise and round-the-clock support.
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With its 1.4 million members, the DTB is recognised as the largest tennis federation in the world in terms of active players. Founded in 1902, it is one of the oldest federations with long-standing traditions that produce success on and off the court. Today, the DTB’s mission is to grow the sport of tennis domestically to make it attractive and accessible to the next generation. With close to 9,000 clubs, 50,000 courts and 17 state federations, the DTB provides the perfect environment to support all levels of the game, from amateur to professional tennis.
About PlaySight Interactive
Selected twice by Fast Company as one of the top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Sport, PlaySight utilises its Smart sports AI and connected camera technology platform to connect clubs, coaches, athletes and fans all over the world. With presence ranging from the professional ranks through collegiate, high school and youth sports, PlaySight’s clients include teams from the NBA, MLB and NHL, and over 100 NCAA athletic departments. PlaySight also works with leading federations and organizations, such as the United States Tennis Association’s National Campus, Ripken Baseball, EuroMillions Belgium Basketball League, Magnus French Ice Hockey League, and many more.