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Genius expands data partnership with Football DataCo

Genius Sports has expanded its official tracking data partnership with Football DataCo (FDC), the data rights holder for football in Great Britain.

Under the agreement, Genius will continue as the official tracking provider for FDC through its Second Spectrum technology, which is already installed at every English Premier League stadium.

Powered by computer vision and AI, Second Spectrum will also now be used to capture sub-second positional data on every player, as well as the actual ball. This data will then be made available to all partners including broadcasters.

FDC will also work with Genius to develop and exploit skeletal tracking data to create new opportunities for media partners and deliver richer fan experiences. These, Genius said, could include interactive metaverse applications.

“Technology continues to drive how data is collected, analysed and presented,” FDC general manager Adrian Ford said. “Working with Genius Sports’ Second Spectrum technology enables Football Da..

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Sportradar granted sublicence, will stop scouting in Genius-FDC settlement

Sportradar’s legal dispute against Genius Sports and the Football DataCo (FDC) has reached a resolution, with the parties agreeing out of court that Sportradar will receive a sublicence for English football data, but that it must stop unofficial scouting.

Under the terms of the settlement, Sportradar will be granted a sublicence that will grant access to a delayed secondary feed until 2024. At the same time, Sportradar will cease its unauthorised in-stadium data collection activities.

The case, which dates back to February 2020, challenged the English and Scottish football data licensing regime. The framework was established in May 2019 when Genius signed a landmark agreement with FDC that granted the data business exclusive rights to collect, license and distribute live data from the Premier League, the Football League and the Scottish Professional Football League. The case was heard by the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

Sportradar claimed that the system that had been built through..

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