STATS LLC, a global sports information provider, announced today the acquisition of PA SportsTicker from UK-based PA Sport. Terms were undisclosed. The transaction also sees PA Sport becoming the exclusive distributor of STATS’ content into the UK and signals a mutual desire to work together on varying projects around the globe.
PA SportsTicker has a rich heritage in real-time sports news and information, covering all major sports for the US and Canadian sports fan. The company is a natural successor to Western Union’s original Baseball Ticker, established in 1909. PA SportsTicker’s sports news is honored in a permanent exhibit at Baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
STATS CEO Gary Walrath commented: “We’re eager to deliver to our new clients the best blend of content and services available from SportsTicker and STATS. We also recognize PA Sport’s world-class capabilities, and anticipate the creation of many new and compelling products for our clients and league partnerships, globally, as a result of our collaboration.”
PA Sport Managing Director Ian Campbell added: “This agreement is great news for both STATS and PA Sport. It allows each business to play to its considerable strengths and paves the way for a formidable partnership that will be capable of providing world-class sports information to customers around the world.”