Industry shorts: #BTSIA, NBA, Betfred Super League...

23 Apr 2019

By: Sport Industry Group

The BT Sport Industry Awards has officially sold out for 2019.

Thursday’s glittering showcase will bring together 1,700 industry leaders, key influencers and stars from the worlds of sport and entertainment to celebrate the best of the industry’s creative and commercial output.

The night will represent the culmination of a process that began seven months ago to determine the winners of the world’s largest, most prestigious and rigorously-assessed commercial sports awards.

Those without a ticket have one last chance to be there – by voting in the Industry Choice awards before close of business today.

The social media campaign has now reached its third and final category, with voting open for the sport industry’s Industry Moment of the Year.

The shortlist was determined by representatives of all the #BTSIA 2019 shortlisted organisations.

To vote, share our post on Twitter adding #BTSIA and the # of your choice.

A winner will be chosen at random tonight to win a ticket to the BT Sport Industry Awards at Battersea Evolution in London on Thursday 25th April 2019.

The Betfred Super League, the top division of rugby league in England, posted a record total attendance for round 11 of the 2019 competition on Thursday and Friday last week.

A total of 79,173 fans attended the six matches, with two of the fixtures – Wigan Warriors v St Helens and Hull FC v Hull KR – attracting crowds in excess of 20,000.

The total beat the previous Super League record round featuring 12 teams, set in round 25 of the 2007 campaign, when 78,917 fans attended matches.

Sports data provider Sportradar has sealed an exclusive partnership with production company SportsGrid to launch a free-to-air, 24-hour network dedicated to sports betting.

SportsGrid specialises in producing original programming covering daily fantasy sports and sports betting in the US, while Sportradar has been expanding its own OTT offering in recent months through a series of deals with international federations and sports properties.

The partnership incorporates Sportradar’s release of ad:s, a service that provides bookmakers with a variety of marketing solutions.

The NBA basketball league’s professional eSports competition, the NBA 2K League, has announced that it will show repeat coverage of the ‘Game of the Day’ in a primetime evening viewing slot for fans in Europe.

Every Thursday to Saturday at 7pm BST through to the NBA 2K Finals in August, the NBA 2K League will offer the most compelling match-up from the previous night via its official channels on Twitch and YouTube.

NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue said: “The launch of the NBA 2KL League ‘Game of the Day’ in Europe is another step towards us giving our fans around the world more ways to connect with the league and our players.”