Sportradar granted sublicence, must stop scouting in Genius-FDC settlement
Sportradar’s legal dispute against Genius Sports and the Fooball DataCo (FDC) has reached a resolution, with the parties agreeing out of court that Sportradar will receive a sublicence for English football data, but must stop unofficial scouting.
Under the terms of the settlement, Sportradar will be granted a sublicence that will grant access to a delayed secondary feed until 2024. In exchange for this, Sportradar will cease its unauthorised in-stadium data collection activities.
The case, which dates back to February 2020, challenged the English and Scottish football data licensing regime. The framework was established in May 2019 when Genius signed a landmark agreement with FDC that granted the data business exclusive rights to collect, license and distribute live data from the Premier League, the Football League and the Scottish Professional Football League. The case was heard by the Competition Appeal Tribunal.
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