In a hugely significant move that presages a major expansion into Central...
Liga MX, the governing body of the premier competitions in Mexican soccer, has formed an exclusive data, streaming and integrity partnership with market leader, Genius Sports Group.
As the official data partner to the English Premier League, Serie A, the Argentine Football Association, and Dimayor Colombia, Genius Sports Group will have the exclusive right across all Liga MX, Liga de Expansion, Copa MX and Liga BBVA Femenil games to capture live data from in-stadia and distribute it to licensed sportsbook operators in the US and around the world.
Furthermore, the long-term partnership will also provide sportsbook operators with low-latency streams from every Liga de Expansion game, elevating the league’s global profile and providing a platform to engage new fans.
Genius Sports Group’s Bet Monitoring System will underpin a new integrity programme to safeguard Mexican soccer from the threats of match-fixing and betting-related corruption. By cross-referencing odds movements from sportsbooks around the world with predictive models, which demonstrate expected market activity, Genius Sports Group’s system will automatically flag any potentially suspicious activity.
On October 27, 2020, GSG entered into a business combination agreement with dMY Technology Group II, Inc. to drive its expansion as a leading provider of official data and technology powering the global sports, betting and media ecosystem.
Upon the closing of the transaction, the combined company expects its ordinary shares and warrants to trade on the NYSE under the symbols “GENI” and “GENI WS”, respectively.
Enrique Bonilla, Executive President of LIGA MX, commented: “Our league grows in every aspect, development, innovation and the expansion of our international profile are our fundamental pilars. This alliance with Genius Sports Group will help us reach, through data, more fans around the world. It is important to highlight that Genius Sports Group integrity programme will provide real time alerts for betting related issues, which strengthens our commitment to transparency.”
Sean Conroy, Commercial Director of Genius Sports Group, said: “As one of the highest quality, most passionately followed leagues in world soccer, we are delighted to be supporting Liga MX at such critical stage of its global growth. Our long-term partnership will deliver value for Liga MX and help to connect Mexican soccer with fans around the world while providing sportsbook operators with security of supply and premium new streaming content.”