UK – SIS confirms relaunch of retail TV serviceBy Phil - 10 October 2017
SIS (Sports Information Services), a leading supplier of products and services to the retail and online betting markets, has today announced a significant relaunch of its retail TV service to bookmakers.
There will be a short period of transition on the SIS FACTS and SIS+ TV channels for British horse racing content from the end of 2017 when SIS’s rights for the Northern courses expire, to 1st April 2018, when horse racing content from RMG courses will be introduced to the SIS service. Reflecting these changes, SIS’s new service will be introduced in two phases – one from 1st January 2018, and the second from 1st April 2018.
From 1st January the SIS FACTS channel will still include British horse racing from Chelmsford City, Leicester, Stratford, and Taunton, along with Irish horse racing. In addition to international horse racing from France, Germany and UAE, the channel will have additional horse racing content from Latin America and the USA, and increased virtuals content, to complete the racing schedule. British greyhound racing and 49s numbers and established virtual racing will also remain.
The SIS+ channel will continue to feature British and Irish horse racing and greyhound racing, Indian and UAE horse racing, as well as the overflow of French and German horse racing, and additional virtuals.
On 1st April 2018 the SIS service will be provided across two complementary channels to reflect the increased volume of content, and the second channel will ensure that content is covered as thoroughly as possible with more build-up.
Paul Witten, Product Director at SIS said “After much anticipation, we are pleased to announce the relaunch of the SIS service, which have been a staple within British and Irish betting shops for over 30 years. We have worked to ensure that the SIS service schedules are optimised for customers’ needs, and will maximise value for bookmakers”.