Football DataCo represents the data rights of the professional football Leagues in England and Scotland. The core elements of its role are to protect, market and commercialise the rights to official match related data.
Football DataCo has established its copyright in live data under the EU Database Directive and, working alongside a series of partners, oversees the collection, management and distribution of the Leagues’ official event and performance data worldwide.
Football DataCo also protects the still player action images from the English Premier League and the English Football League (EFL), against commercial exploitation and for use within editorial match reporting content.
In addition to managing the central accreditation scheme, Football DataCo has introduced an online media accreditation tool for approved media representatives to apply for access to English Premier League and EFL matches.
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