MINNEAPOLIS, MN – MAY 21, 2019 – Sportradar, the global leader in analyzing and leveraging the power of sports data, announced today a long-term extension of its agreement with The Associated Press. Following a successful three-year collaboration as AP’s official sports data provider, Sportradar will continue in the role to deliver its core sports data content to AP’s traditional and digital platforms.
In addition to sharing its data APIs, including ones for the NBA, MLB, Soccer and NCAA Sports, Sportradar is providing AP with access to its market-leading radar360 research engine and support from its best-in-class Research Desk.
“We strongly value our relationship with AP, and we are grateful for the opportunity to continue working with the most respected news institution in the world,” said Brian Josephs, vice president of digital sport at Sportradar. “Combining our competencies has proven to be very successful, and we anticipate this continuing in the future as AP begins utilizing tools and services like radar360 and our Research Desk to help them further enhance their leading sports coverage.”
“Sportradar has been a great, forward-thinking ally that has consistently provided top-notch support to AP,” said Barry Bedlan, AP’s sports products director. “We look forward to the next phase of our relationship and exploring how we can best maximize Sportradar’s technology, data and information for our audiences.”
Starting in September, Sportradar and AP expanded their collaboration to include automated previews for every MLB, NBA and NHL game, using game, seasonal and historical data from Sportradar. Through this arrangement, text stories are produced directly from Sportradar’s data without the intervention of editors.
Sportradar is the leading global provider of sports data intelligence. Established in 2000, the company occupies a unique position at the intersection of the sports, media and betting industries, providing sports federations, news media, consumer platforms and sports betting operators with a range of solutions to help grow their business. Sportradar employs over 2,000 people in more than 30 locations around the world. It is our commitment to excellent service, quality and reliability that makes us the trusted partner of more than 1,000 companies in over 80 countries and official partner of the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, NASCAR, FIFA and UEFA. We monitor, analyze and deliver insights from more than 400,000 matches annually across 60 sports. With deep industry relationships, Sportradar is not just redefining the sports fan experience; it also safeguards the sports themselves through its Integrity Services division and advocacy for an integrity-driven environment for all involved.
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