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  • Dugout partners with Sportal365 to deliver premium video content to sports publishers


    Digital media company, Dugout, has announced a partnership with Bulgaria’s Sportal Media Group to supply premium football video content via its new product Sportal365, a new Content Management System (CMS) tool designed for sports publishers and bookmakers.

    The deal gives Sportal365 access to Dugout’s unrivalled collection of archive and behind-the-scenes video content from more than 100 of the world’s top football clubs, national football federations and leagues. Sportal365’s clients will now be able to enhance their editorial coverage through featuring Dugout’s premium video content.

    Sportal365 is a new Sports CMS tool designed for publishers and bookmakers, aimed at increasing the speed of publishing and end-user experience. It has integrated sports data, and pre-game & live odds from bookmakers, while reducing IT costs for publishers. Via means of an API integration, Dugout’s content library will now be available to Sportal365’s new and existing clients.

    Dugout is co-owned by some of the world’s largest clubs, including A.C. Milan, Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid. It distributes more than 2,500 brand-safe, professional videos a month to an audience of 60 million users via its network of more than 85 publishers globally.

    Sebastian Gray, Co-Founder and SVP at Dugout said of the partnership: “We’re thrilled to announce this collaboration with Sportal, Bulgaria’s leading sports media group, to further expand our footprint globally. Sportal365 is an innovative product with huge potential, and we look forward to working alongside our new partner to bring quality football video content to sports publishers around the world.”

    Stilian Shishkov , CEO of Sportal Media Group said: “Our mission is to deliver maximum user engagement by seamlessly connecting the world’s best content services to our Sportal365 CMS. We are really excited to bring Dugout on board of our platform, because their service and content proposition is really unique. It comes right from the heart of the action, perfectly organized and integrated so sports editors can make it instantly available for fans. In sports publishing it all comes down to content quality, monetization models and speed an efficiency in distribution. Through our partnership with Dugout we are able to offer all this straight out-of-the-box.”

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