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Patrick Keane on the Action Network’s expanding ambitions

The latest episode of the SportBusiness Finance Weekly podcast features an interview with Patrick Keane, chief executive of America-based sports betting product and media company the Action Network. The company, which in its nearly four years of existence has become a key source of content, insights and analytics for bettors, has just completed a major deal in which it will be acquired by Danish sports betting media group Better Collective in an agreement valued at $240m. 

US editor Eric Fisher and Fifth Generation Sports’ Chris Russo, podcast co-hosts, also discuss Verizon’s $5bn (€4.15bn) deal to sell its digital media assets to Apollo Global Management, Genius Sports’ furious run of deal-making that includes a $200m agreement to acquire data tracking and visualization company Second Spectrum, new Covid-19 protocols in New York state that allow normal seating at outdoor stadiums for vaccinated fans, and recent turmoil surrounding the National Hockey League’s New York Rangers.

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