Scout Gaming scores with media giant Eurovision Sport
Scout Gaming is set to launch a daily fantasy sports platform with a leading media partner later this year under the terms of a new framework agreement with Eurovision Sport.
The Nasdaq Stockholm-listed supplier has entered into a deal with the division of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the alliance of public service media groups which has 116 member organisations in 56 countries and operates over 2,000 television, radio and online channels and services.
The agreement stipulates that Scout will provide platform licences to Eurovision Sport, its partners and EBU Members. Scout added that the agreement is expected to have some impact on Scout its 2019 revenues but has the potential to have a significant effect on its revenues in future years depending on the pace of the uptake within EBU Members and partners.
The B2B supplier said an unnamed, first-targeted partner will gain access to the platform and is expected to launch during the fourth quarter of this year. iGamingBusiness understands the partner is operational in Central Europe.
"Scout Gaming’s ambition has from the start been to partner with tier one operators and media houses, particularly those that share our appetite for innovation within the sports area,” said Scout Gaming’s chief executive, Andreas Ternstrom.
“EBU is an ideal partner - they are extremely passionate about providing and coordinating high quality content to its member’s audience. The agreement clearly demonstrates the level of satisfaction among our current media clients.
“I’m proud to be delivering to an organisation of the magnitude as EBU, we look forward to helping them and their members to develop and innovate their sports content in the coming years.”
Scout’s existing clients include Betsson, Stoiximan and Norsk Tipping, as well as Swedish newspaper Expressen. It is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and also has operations in Malta, Norway and Ukraine.