MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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. 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 content.
"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 service quality."
"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, 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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