Vermantia and ARC to launch the first Live Greyhound Racing Channel in Africa

19.12.2017

Vermantia, a leader in omni-channel content solutions and Arena Racing Company (“ARC”), the largest racecourse group in the UK, are set to launch the first Live Greyhound Racing Channel in Africa, with YangaBet, a fast-growing betting operator in Nigeria.

The channel will include a compact daily schedule of top quality greyhound racing, from fully accredited UK and Australian tracks, enabling betting on at least 120 premium live greyhound races per day. It will be powered by Vermantia’s CONNECT platform and its complete odds service for a wide range of betting markets, while the channel will be delivered to the shops using Vermantia’s latest high efficiency video coding (HEVC) technology, allowing maximum broadcast quality at minimum satellite bandwidth.

Antony Hopkins, ARC’s Director of International Markets, said, “We are excited to be launching the first live greyhound racing channel in Nigeria through our global partnership with Vermantia. Our premium greyhound content is already adopted by major UK and international operators, adding Africa to our reach is a further testament of its value and global appeal.”

Spyros Stavropoulos, Vermantia’s Key Accounts Director, stated, “We are delighted that through our recent cooperation with ARC, we will be launching the first live greyhound racing in Africa. Our offering is uniquely positioned to meet the market’s demand for a new live product for all types of players, by enabling betting on a comprehensive schedule of races throughout the day that are both frequent and fast, easy to bet on and exciting to watch.”