FAQs

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What sets FirstRival apart from and other data suppliers?

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At FirstRival we pride ourselves on providing accurate, up-to-the-minute real life updates at competitive prices.

 

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What sports content do you cover?

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We cover all major leagues, competitions and tournaments for a range of sporting codes – Soccer, Cricket, Tennis, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Golf, F1, Motor Sport, NFL, Ice Hockey, Basketball, Handball, Snooker, Darts, Baseball, Cycling, and a disparate range of Olympics sports. All updates are published in real time.

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How do you cover the sports?

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All sports events are followed by our operators on the ground at the venues while others are covered live off TV. As soon as an event is updated (e.g. goal scored, fall of wicket, red card) the update is available in our XML feed.

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How do you provide the service?

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The service we provide is normally XML “PULL” or JSON data type feeds, whereby calling specific service URLs the customer can retrieve the information they need. A customised data service is available at an extra cost.

We also offer white-label solutions as displayed here http://live.soccer6.co.za as well as a host of other services.

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What are the costs?

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A European soccer package costs GBP 250 per month which includes live updates, results, standings, fixtures, team line-ups, substitutions, cards, match formation and officials for selected leagues. We don’t charge until you go live with our data. We offer free four-week trials to prospective clients.

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Are there any restrictions on usage of data and content?

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We allow our feed to be used in commercial apps and on multiple websites or applications under one XML subscription as long as they belong to the same parent company. If you would like to on-sell our data or use the data on third party sites then this has to be agreed by Rivals.

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Where are you based?

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With have have offices in Lahore, Leeds, Geneva, Cape Town and Copenhagen. Our Head Office and Sales Office are in Cape Town.