Live photos and data from selected Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) tracks will continue to be distributed by Sports Information Services (SIS) after the pair added a five-year extension to their relationship.
SIS will provide coverage of the tracks through its retail and online portfolio, including its 24/7 Live Betting channels, under the expanded agreement.
Continue to promote greyhound racing
Paul Witten, SIS’s Commercial Director, stated: “We’re thrilled to be extending our partnership with GRI and to be distributing live pictures and data from a wide range of first-class Irish greyhound tracks over the next five years.
“We have enjoyed a very close working relationship together up to now and this new agreement will enable us to continue to promote Irish greyhound racing to our customers, while also offering them a greater number of new betting opportunities in the process.”
Top-flight Irish racing
With ongoing engagement with Racing Post Greyhound TV (RPGTV) to feature top-flight Irish racing where feasible, GRI races are set to feature more than 400 times a year through SIS networks.
Gerard Dollard, Chief Executive Officer at GRI said: “Our partnership with SIS has been an excellent one and we are very pleased to be extending it through the announcement of this new agreement.
“The SIS product has become a key part of our racing activity and is an important element for many involved in the greyhound community. It is our intention to continue to work with SIS to maximise any further opportunities that may arise during the course of the agreement.”
SIS signed an agreement with Australia-based Sportsbet earlier this week to provide coverage of both UK and Irish greyhound fixtures.
The operator’s latest greyhound service will consist of up to 53 meetings a week from British tracks like Central Park, Crayford, Doncaster, Harlow, Henlow, Hove, Monmore, Romford, and Towcester, as well as from Cork, Kilkenny, Limerick, Mullingar, Tralee, Waterford and Youghal in Ireland through the contract.