Genius Sports continue partnership with FIBA

April 21, 2016

Genius Sports and FIBA’s Foundation, impotent the International Basketball Foundation, drugs have announced an extension of their long-standing partnership until 2019.

Alongside this strategic agreement, Genius Sports has also secured the non-exclusive rights to collect and distribute live data to the betting and media markets from more than 2,000 official games at FIBA events until 2017.

These events include the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying tournaments and 2017 Continental Championships.

The extended partnership sees Genius Sports become the ‘Official FIBA Data and Statistics League and Federation Partner’ for the next four years as it works closely with FIBA and the International Basketball Foundation (IBF) to roll out its Sports Management Platform to National Federations.

The partnership dates back to 2005 and has seen FIBA and the subsidiary SportingPulse brand co-develop and distribute FIBA Organizer & FIBA LiveStats to basketball federations and leagues in 120 countries. FIBA LiveStats, a module of the Genius Sports Management Platform, is the world’s most popular basketball live statistics tool.

Patrick Baumann, FIBA Secretary General and International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member, said: “We are delighted to continue this exclusive collaboration with the newly- branded Genius Sports with respect to their statistician and competition management tools for federations and leagues globally.

“This agreement further demonstrates Genius Sports’ commitment to service the FIBA family with the highest quality technology solutions in the market.”

Nick Maywald, Genius Sports CCO, added: ‘‘FIBA and the IBF are committed to the development of basketball around the world and we are proud to support this through a close partnership that has spanned more than 10 years. Sports technology and the creation, distribution and monetisation of data are central to any sports development strategy.

“We are delighted to announce this expanded agreement with FIBA and look forward to working with even more federations and leagues across the world to make basketball the most popular sports community.”

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