NORTHBROOK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a deal that will further cement its position as the leading provider of global sports data and analytics, STATS announced today its acquisition of The Sports Network. Based in Philadelphia, The Sports Network develops and delivers sports data to a unique client base. The acquisition will broaden the STATS product portfolio while helping to drive expansion in North America and beyond.
“The growing appetite for sports content, data and analytics continues to revolutionize the experience of sport in every arena for fans, teams and brands alike,” said Gary Walrath, CEO of STATS. “The combination of STATS and The Sports Network will expand our ability to meet the increasing demand for the creative use of sports data and analytics across different customer segments globally.”
“We look forward to joining STATS’ innovative and expansive product set, including SportVU, and making it available to a broader range of customers,” said Mickey Charles, president and CEO of The Sports Network.
With its acquisition of Bloomberg Sports in September 2014, STATS set a new standard in predictive analytics by integrating a new wave of data-driven models for team and player performance. The acquisition of The Sports Network strengthens STATS’ commitment to bring industry-leading technology to the broadest possible global audience, revolutionizing the way sport is viewed, understood, played, and enjoyed.
STATS is the world's leading sports technology, data and content company. Its mission is to revolutionize the way sports contests are viewed, understood, played and enjoyed. STATS provides real-time scores, historical sports information, Associated Press editorial content, a turnkey fantasy sports operation, brand activation and SportVU technology. Today, STATS’ worldwide client network of media companies and professional sports leagues and teams utilize a broad spectrum of dynamic in-game broadcast presentations and virtual images, multimedia enhancements and game analysis and tactical coaching tools. To learn more visit www.stats.com.
About The Sports Network
The Sports Network, furnishes a wide range of content on a 24/7 basis utilizing state-of-the-art technology. From statistics to news, weather and injury reports to instant scores, branded product and game casts to photography and complete fantasy coverage data, domestic or world-wide, radio or TV, print or Internet, mobile to signage. To learn more visit www.sportsnetworkdata.com.
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