08.02.2018, 10:04
EHF adds integrity services to Sportradar partnership

The EHF partnership with Sportradar, the world’s leading supplier of sports and betting-related data, has been extended to provide additional services aimed at safeguarding the integrity of the federation’s competitions


EHF adds integrity services to Sportradar partnership

The EHF partnership with Sportradar, the world’s leading supplier of sports and betting-related data, has been extended to provide additional services aimed at safeguarding the integrity of the federation’s competitions

The multi-year deal will supplement the existing relationship between the EHF and Sportradar, which already sees the company provide a range of data, streaming, marketing and digital services across European Cup club competitions.

In this new development, Sportradar’s fraud detection services will be employed to safeguard a range of EHF competitions, including the VELUX EHF Champions League, Women’s EHF Champions League and EHF EURO events, from potential threats through the use of its world-leading monitoring tools.

The EHF will also be able to call on Sportradar’s intelligence and investigation services, which utilise a team of dedicated intelligence experts to help investigate any organisations or individuals who may be targeting European competitions.

Sportradar’s monitoring tools have been implemented since the start of the year. The Men’s EHF EURO 2018 in Croatia in January 2018 being the first major international EHF event to be monitored.

The company also provided further information on its services during the EHF EURO, with a seminar for delegates and referees held during the event’s final weekend.

Commenting on the new agreement, the EHF Secretary General, Martin Hausleitner, said: “The EHF is committed to protecting the integrity of its flagship club and national team competitions. This further extension to our cooperation with Sportradar brings us in line with many other leading sports organisations and will provide us with the tools and support to be able to maintain European handball’s reputation worldwide.”

Sportradar’s Managing Director of Integrity Services, Andreas Krannich added: “We are very pleased to be able to provide our integrity services to the EHF as we forge an ever-stronger bond with this forward-thinking federation. Our expert team has been monitoring matches from the start of the year, using our unique and world-class intelligence and detection systems to flag any attempts to manipulate or corrupt this incredible sport.”

About Sportradar

Sportradar is a global leader in understanding and leveraging the power of sports data and digital content for its clients around the world. The company provides cutting-edge solutions and services to media companies, bookmakers, sports federations and state authorities. Sportradar is a truly international organisation, employing over 1,800 people in more than 30 locations around the world. This rapid growth is driven by technological innovation and a deep understanding of its clients’ business needs.

Sportradar is committed to excellent service, quality and reliability that makes it the trusted partner of more than 1,000 companies in over 80 countries. The company occupies a unique position at the intersection of the sports, media and betting industries. More information can be found on www.sportradar.com.

Media contacts

JJ Rowland
Head of Media & Communications
European Handball Federation
Tel Office:  +43 1 80 151 167
Mobile: +43 664 887 36594
Email: rowland@eurohandball.com

Alex Inglot
Director of Communications and Public Affairs
Sportradar AG
P: +44 203 695 22 14
Email: a.inglot@sportradar.com

TEXT: EHF/jjr


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