Sports data solutions provider Genius Sports has been selected by Spain’s Asociacion de Clubs de Baloncesto (ACB) to provide a full range of live data collection and administration services for the next three seasons.
[dropcap]F[/dropcap]ounded in 1982, the ACB is the governing body of the top professional men’s basketball league in Spain, the Liga Endesa. Genius Sports will provide a full range of services to ACB under its Sports Management Platform, including courtside capturing of live game statistics, live webcast publishing and reporting to coaches and media. The company will also serve as the exclusive distributor of ACB data for betting purposes and non-exclusive media rights distributor.
Joan Manuel Carreras, director of business development at ACB, commented: “This agreement is a very important step for ACB in order to guarantee the utmost data information value for the Liga Endesa.
Unlocking the value of data and boosting fan, coach and player engagement is a vital component for helping sports to grow.
“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 of 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. Genius Sports is quickly becoming the data technology partner of choice for leagues and federations across the world.”