Genius Sports to analyse Spanish basketball
Genius Sports has entered into a data partnership with Asociacion de Clubs de Baloncesto (ACB), the governing body that oversees the top division of men’s basketball in Spain.
ACB will harness Genius Sports’ LiveStats service to capture live game statistics, as well as offer live webcast publishing and reporting to coaches and media.
The body will also have access to Genius Sports’ Competition Management technology and APIs for statistics distribution.
In addition, Genius Sports, which will serve as the ACB’s official data partner, has secured the exclusive rights to distribute the ACB’s data for betting purposes and non-exclusive media distribution rights.
“This agreement is a very important step for ACB in order to guarantee the utmost data information value for the Liga Endesa,” ACB director of business development, Joan Manuel Carreras, said.
“Genius Sports’ solution will allow us to keep our technological growth and to effectively share competition information with our clubs and sponsors.”
Ben Turner, director international operations at Genius Sports, added: “The ACB is among the leading basketball leagues globally and we are delighted to be playing a major role in their technological growth.
“Unlocking the value of data and boosting fan, coach and player engagement is a vital component for helping sports to grow.”
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