CHICAGO– March 16, 2018 –Today, STATS, the worldwide leader in sports data and intelligence, announced the signing of four Fortune 100 companies to multi-year contracts totaling more than $60 million.
The signings came over a three-month period and highlight a strong start to 2018 for STATS, signing top sports and technology companies for long-term, mutually-beneficial deals. The new agreements include the renewal of multiple STATS products and services, including the industry’s fastest, most accurate data feeds, as validated by a Northwestern study. Each new signing also includes multiple add-ons for new and upcoming products and services produced by STATS.
“This rush of new signings showcases the value STATS provides to the top companies, teams and leagues around the world,” said Carl Mergele, Chief Executive Officer at STATS. “While many of our competitors have been investing in costly marketing initiatives, STATS has remained committed to our focus of investing in the products and services that will make our clients stronger. We are 100 percent committed to continuing to lead the industry with our technologies, powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning, to deliver best-in-class sports data and software to our current and future digital media, fantasy, gaming, broadcast and team performance partners.”
The new deals come on the heels of other achievements for STATS in 2018. In February, STATS’ artificial intelligence and data science team was named runner-up for the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference research competition—the third year in a row STATS has been awarded a first or second place finish. Overall, four of this year’s 20 finalists at the MIT Sloan Sport Analytics Conference were authored by STATS, showcasing STATS’ commitment to the research and technology that will drive the industry forward. In January, STATS was also named “Best Data Provider” by the Fantasy Sports Trade Association and most accurate fantasy football projections by FantasyPros for the third year in a row.