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Brazilian Volleyball Confederation launches new digital and integrity strategy alongside Genius Sports

By January 30, 2020 No Comments

CBV to implement leading technology including Bet Monitoring System, VideoCheck (above) and Data Volley

The Brazilian Volleyball Confederation (CBV), the governing body of the reigning men’s Olympic champions, today announces a new partnership with Genius Sports to safeguard the integrity of its competitions and launch a new digital strategy for its coaches, fans and officials.

With the Brazilian Ministry of Economy in the process of creating a regulated framework for legalised sports betting, the CBV has taken a proactive stance to protect the integrity of its competitions from the threats of match-fixing and betting-related corruption. Genius Sports’ Bet Monitoring System will analyse global betting on all CBV competitions, automatically flagging potentially suspicious odds movements and providing crucial visibility.

CBV also grants Genius Sports the exclusive rights to control the collection and distribution of its official data.

To enhance the quality of competitions and in-game officiating, Genius Sports will provide the CBV with Data Volley and VideoCheck; the premier scouting and decision review systems in world volleyball. Data Volley will enable coaches to analyse every play, combination and skill with in-depth performance data while VideoCheck will utilise 17 high-speed cameras to detect all major fouls and faults, ensuring the accuracy of every referee decision.

Stressing the importance of the partnership for Brazilian volleyball, Radamés Lattari, Executive Director of CBV, commented: “We sought a new partner who’d be aware of the importance of protecting us from the threats of match-fixing. And that’s not all. With Genius Sports, we will be enhancing our digital framework by improving the use of statistics while also deploying the challenge system more regularly. We are very pleased.”

Steven Burton, Managing Director of Genius Sports, said: “This wide-ranging partnership with the CBV is another major milestone for Genius Sports in one of the largest sports markets in the world. Our integrity, data and video solutions are trusted by leagues and federations at all levels of world sport and we look forward to delivering their combined value to one of the premier organisations in volleyball.”