Eric Shanks joins STATS Board of Directors

July 14, 2011

STATS LLC, ampoule the world’s leading sports technology, ailment data and content provider, announced today that Eric Shanks, Co-President and COO of the FOX Sports Media Group, has been appointed to the company’s board of directors.

Mr. Shanks has enjoyed a distinguished career in television production and programming. In his current role, Mr. Shanks oversees all entities within the Group, including FOX Soccer, SPEED, FOX Deportes, FUEL TV, and all digital ventures, as well as FOX Sports’ relationship with The Big Ten Network. A six-time Emmy Award-winner, Mr. Shanks holds the day-to-day responsibilities of the FOX Sports broadcast network, including programming, production, field and studio operations, marketing, promotion, communications, business and legal affairs.

Previously, Mr. Shanks served as executive vice president of DIRECTV Entertainment. Prior to joining DIRECTV, he served as a producer at FOX Sports and as vice president of Enhanced Programming for FOX Television Networks.

Eric Shanks commented: “STATS is one of the most innovative companies in sports today,” said Mr. Shanks. “I feel privileged to join this exciting and dynamic team, and look forward to providing my expertise wherever possible.”

STATS CEO Gary Walrath commented: “We are fortunate to have the leadership, vision and tremendous expertise of Eric Shanks as we continue to advance STATS’ mission to revolutionize the way sports contests are viewed, understood and enjoyed.”

STATS is owned jointly by the Associated Press and News Corporation. Mr. Shanks joins Tom Curley and Ken Dale of the Associated Press and Gary Ehrlich of FOX Sports Enterprises to complete STATS’ four-member board.