Sportradar and ITF launch new Live Scoring System – 50,000 matches covered live per season
As part of its partnership for the collection and distribution of ITF Official Data, Sportradar and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) are proud to announce the launch of the newly developed live scoring system. The launch of the new Live Scoring System enables ITF to have live data from all ITF Pro Circuit tournaments around the world directly by their umpires. The ITF schedule comprises over 1,000 tournaments with over 50,000 matches per year.
Following the partnership agreement, Sportradar, the world’s leading supplier of sports and betting-related data, and the ITF began working together in 2012 to insure the collection and supply of live data from selected ITF tournaments to the media and betting industry. Sportradar and ITF have worked together closely during the last months to develop a Live Scoring System that fulfils various different requirements. On the one side the system corresponds to all officiating requirements according to the official tennis rules. On the other side the new system is based on state of the art technology providing the necessary data depth as well as the data transmission speed and security required by the betting and media industry.
Jan Menneken, Executive Director, Commercial for the ITF, said: “The implementation of the new live scoring system is a milestone for the ITF. The collection of the scores directly by our umpires represents a major improvement of our internal processes, assures data integrity and provides interesting opportunities to develop added value services for the national federations, tournaments, players and commercial partners moving forward. Sportradar has proven to be an excellent partner with just the right experience and expertise to successfully develop and launch the new ITF Scoring System. We are already looking forward to exploiting the data to its full potential together with Sportradar.”
Furthermore, the new ITF Scoring System enables Sportradar to further extend its Betradar Live Betting Services. The introduction of the Live Scoring System will increase the coverage to up to over 30 tournaments per week or 50,000+ matches per year.
Carsten Koerl, group chief executive officer, Sportradar, said: “The development of new technologies, such as the new ITF Scoring System, has always been a trademark of Sportradar. The partnership with ITF has been very successful so far and we are proud to have already over 150 clients acquiring our Betradar Live Betting services for ITF matches. The tremendous increase of available matches will allow us to further improve our existing services, but more importantly we are looking forward to the launch of innovative live betting solutions for tennis in the near future.”
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