All articles by Stu Robarts

Stu is editor for Thematic Intelligence at GlobalData, overseeing news and features that cover the major themes affecting industries.

Stu Robarts

Theme focus: DAZN supporting betting, interactivity plans with core growth

The sports streaming service must both optimize growth and diversify to begin showing a return on its considerable investment.

Teeing up tech: The careful futureproofing of golf’s most historic major

The R&A’s Steve Otto and NTT Data’s Tom Winstanley discuss innovating for The Open.

MLC gets underway with Betway as main partner

Under the deal, the competition will be characterized as being “powered by Betway.”

Howden in principal and shirt tie-up with British & Irish Lions

The insurer is designated the official front-of-shirt sponsor for the 2025 Lions tour to Australia.

Scottish Gas follows soccer sponsorship with major Scottish Rugby tie-up

Clubs around Scotland will receive free tailored energy efficiency advice and access grants to help pay for improvements.

Mediapro blasts RFEF’s VAR ‘cover up’

The agency has accused the RFEF of unjustifiably delaying the issue of a new VAR services tender.

Starr Insurance expands Yankees tie-up to become signature partner

The insurance and investment firm becomes the Yankees’ first-ever jersey patch partner.

Two regulatory steps forward one back for Microsoft-Activision deal

A US judge found against an FTC request for a preliminary injunction, while the CMA is in dialogue with Microsoft.

Financial issues force Leipzig Kings withdrawal from 2023 ELF

The ELF has confirmed the revocation of the Kings’ license but said it hopes they will compete in 2024.

DAZN enlists Daimani to sell tickets, hospitality through app

There will be a focus on selling tickets to sports leagues and events for which DAZN holds the broadcast rights.