|[December 02, 2013]
SportsData is Acquired by International Data Company Sportradar
MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL, Minn. --(Business Wire)--
SportsData, the fastest-growing sports data company in the U.S., is
pleased to announce its acquisition by Sportradar, one of the world's
leading suppliers of real-time sports solutions. The joining of the two
companies forms a global leader in live sports products, with
comprehensive coverage across over 40 sports and 200,000 events.
Sportradar's investment is a testament to the strong foundation and
rapid growth of SportsData, whose customers include Google, Bleacher
Report, Facebook and Twitter (News - Alert). SportsData will focus on providing an
expanded product portfolio to media customers and fantasy sports
companies. Sportradar, who serves more than 450 businesses in over 70
countries, will complement its European product portfolio with U.S.
sports to become a truly global supplier of sports and betting related
"This acquisition marks another important milestone in our endeavor to
become the world's leading global service provider for sports content
and information," said Carsten Koerl, Sportradar's Group CEO. "With its
state of the art infrastructure and its focus on technology, SportsData
perfectly matches our strategy of continuously investing in technology
and development to provide our customers with an unrivaled product and
"Sportradar's strong position in the European sports market, their
experience in growing businesses as well as their financial backing,
provide SportsData the perfect backing to continue to rapidly grow our
company," said Rob Phythian, CEO of SportsData.
Founded in 2010, SportsData LLC is the fastest-growing sports data
provider in the U.S. Its clients include Google, Bleacher Report,
Facebook (News - Alert), Twitter and the Pac-12 Conference. SportsData drives
innovation in sports by providing products that grow its customers'
businesses, maintaining the highest standards in product quality,
customer service and business practices.
Sportradar is the worldwide leading premium partner for the sports
betting and media industry. Sportradar provides sports data services to
the bookmaking world with its brand Betradar, and to the international
media with its brand Scoreradar. More than 450 businesses in over 70
countries rely on Sportradar's data depth and quality services in their
daily business. Headquartered in Switzerland, Sportradar has offices in
22 other cities.
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