IMG ARENA, a leading sports betting service and content hub, has secured the worldwide betting rights for the next five years with Lega Società di Pallacanestro Serie A (LBA), the top tier of Italian basketball.
The relationship will cover all the LBA events and began with the recent 50th anniversary of the prestigious Supercoppa won by A|X Armani Exchange Milano.
In addition, IMG ARENA will become the official partner for the LBA’s fastpath data, allowing it to boost commercial opportunities with sportsbook partners, while ensuring the integrity of the proprietary, licensed data and its distribution.
Freddie Longe, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of IMG ARENA, said: “We are delighted to start our alliance with the LBA. Basketball has a broad geographical following that makes it one of the world’s most popular sports. We are commited to investing in elite leagues like the LBA as part of our promise to provide the highest quality content for our sportsbook customers.”
Umberto Gandini, President of LBA, said: “We take great pleasure in announcing the new partnership with IMG ARENA, who have a proven reputation of working with federations and leagues to both develop and protect sports via their innovative products and solutions. We understand the benefits of a long-term relationship and in IMG ARENA we have found a partner to help grow and future-proof our sport.”
Headquartered in London, IMG ARENA works with more than 460 leading sportsbook operators worldwide, providing always-on services including 24/7 live streaming and on-demand virtual sports products designed to evolve and inspire engagement by placing fans at the heart of the action. In 2019, more than 175 million hours of IMG ARENA content was watched by 56 million unique viewers around the globe. IMG ARENA’s clients include the ATP, UFC, the PGA TOUR, European Tour, the FA Cup and Serie A.