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Stats Perform adds darts and esports to Watch&Bet streaming

Sports data and technology company Stats Perform has secured additional content for the Watch&Bet streaming service that it offers to bookmakers worldwide.

Stats Perform has added betting streaming rights to darts’ new PDC Home Tour to its portfolio, along with live streaming of a new Blast CS:GO esports tournament.

The Professional Darts Corporation and the Matchroom Sport agency recently introduced the PDC Home Tour in response to the global sports shutdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The PDC Home Tour began on April 17 and involves darts players competing against each other from their homes and filming footage themselves.

The series is being streamed on the PDCTV streaming platform to all registered users for free but rights have also been distributed to various international broadcasters and Stats Perform is distributing the rights to bookmakers.

At the start of 2018, the PDC extended its data and streaming rights deal with Sportradar, one of Stats Perform’s rivals in the betting sector. That deal included the right to exclusively distribute official PDC tournament data to the betting industry and exclusive live streaming rights, both until the end of 2022.

The Blast CS:GO content will be offered from tomorrow (Thursday) onwards and with the first three qualifiers for the Blast Spring Series Showdown taking place in May.

The Blast Rising tournament, which has been developed together with Stats Perform’s rights team, will begin on May 4. The tournament will offer the “fastest available stream to the rapidly growing esports betting market”, according to Stats Perform.

Commenting on the two new addition to Stats Perform’s portfolio, chief rights officer Alex Rice said today: “We are pleased to bring these new properties to the licensed betting market, and help our clients during a period when high quality live action is at a premium.

“Live streams help bettors make more informed betting decisions and create a more complete betting entertainment experience, and we are working hard to find and develop more quality properties that will have a similar impact during this period.”