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Baidu-Perform Joint Statement of Cooperation

Beijing Baidu Netcom Science and Technology Co., Ltd. (Baidu) has announced a strategic partnership with Perform Group in a ground-breaking deal which will see the launch of a co-branded soccer information portal “goal.baidu.com” which combines the world’s largest digital football brand Goal.com and China’s largest search engine brand, Baidu. Baidu, the biggest search engine in…



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BT Sport extends live women’s tennis TV rights

The WTA features the world’s best female players, including Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Angelique Kerber. The deal is great news for British viewers following the recent successes of Johanna Konta, Heather Watson and Naomi Broady. The new deal from January 2017 reiterates BT Sport’s commitment to women’s tennis, with the UK broadcaster screening up…



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beIN SPORTS extends WTA Media deal to multiple regions worldwide

16 May, 2016: The beIN MEDIA GROUP today announced it has signed an exclusive multi-territory deal with the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) for all media rights to WTA Tour events played in 2017 – 2021 including live, delayed/replays, highlights and the weekly WTA magazine shows. beIN SPORTS will be the official broadcaster of the WTA…



FIBA deal makes Sky Italia the home of Italy national team basketball until 2021

6 MAY 2016 MIES, Switzerland/MILAN, Italy – FIBA on Friday announced it has agreed a deal with Sky Italia for exclusive rights to national team events until 2021. The agreement will be great news for Italy’s basketball fans, who will be able to follow both the men’s and women’s national sides live, with exciting content from…



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ARU converts Opta data into actionable player and coaching insights

The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has today announced its partnership with Perform, naming its data brand Opta, as their official data and statistics provider. Following a competitive tender process, Perform will supply the ARU with Opta data to power all of its official digital properties, including its network of websites, mobile applications and social media…



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Perform People

This week, we catch up with Marc Finch, who is recovering from running the London Marathon (26.2 miles!!!) on Sunday. GIVE US SOME BACKGROUND ON YOUR ROLE AT PERFORM I’m Managing Editor for our Video News department – thatmeans I oversee the consistency of our video products.  I am involved in the full production process…



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El Clásico live on Goal.com and SPOX.com

1st April 2016 – April 2nd will see two of the biggest teams in the world pitted against each other in the second installment of this season’s El Clásico. Real Madrid and Barcelona will play each other with the game being shown on Perform Group platforms Goal.com and SPOX.com on their respective websites. Marco Hagemann…



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Perform Content brand Opta and ICC sign exclusive 4-year partnership

Perform Content brand Opta has today (24th March 2016) become the official data collection and distribution partner of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in an exclusive 4-year deal. Opta will provide data for all ICC events from 2016, starting with the ongoing ICC World Twenty20 (March 08 – 03 April) in India. Other events covered will…