PA Sport acquires SportsTicker
PA Sport, the world’s leading sports information provider, has agreed to acquire SportsTicker from ESPN.
The new entity will be called PA SportsTicker and will build on SportsTicker’s position as a key player in delivering real-time content to the North American market.
The two companies have had a long relationship in supplying content to each other and PA SportsTicker will continue to be a supplier of worldwide sport information to ESPN.
PA Sport has grown from a UK-focussed entity to a global business in the last seven years but this is its first venture into the North American market.
SportsTicker has been a leading content provider in the United States since 1909 and, like PA Sport, developed a capability for delivering real-time sport to such clients as Yahoo Sport, Microsoft, Sportsline.com and Fox Sports.
Chris Buckley, Managing Director of PA Sport said: “Having worked for so long with the team at SportsTicker, we’re delighted to welcome such a dedicated and professional sports team to our business. Moreover, the opportunity to build on the heritage of such a trusted brand is one that we were keen to take”.
SportsTicker’s General Manager Jim Morganthaler will remain at the head of the company in the role of ‘Head of Sport US’. “Jim has more than 20 year’s experience in this market and we have huge respect for his abilities. He will have a major role to play in further developing the business in the US,” said Buckley.
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