Sportradar signs multi-year partnership with China’s CBA League
Partnership to expand the broadcast and OTT footprint of China’s premier basketball competition globally
> – Sportradar, the world-leading provider of sports data intelligence and sports entertainment solutions, has signed a multi-year global partnership with the CBA League, which begins from the current 2020/21 season. The deal will see CBA League’s regular-season games, postseason games, and All-Star game distributed to broadcasters, streaming and OTT platforms in territories outside of greater China. Fans will now have the ability to access short-form video content, in addition to full game coverage throughout the season.
Steve Byrd, Head of Global Strategic Partnerships, said: “Chinese Basketball has been a traditional powerhouse in the international arena, and we are excited to be a part of expanding the reach of the top tier CBA to markets across the globe. Our data-driven approach and experience are what sets us apart in delivering the goal that leagues such as the CBA want, and we are excited to be partnering with them to deliver that.”
Sportradar has had a successful partnership with the K League to expand its broadcast footprint worldwide, with the first season of involvement seeing a massive expansion in reach through online and traditional broadcast platforms. Currently, Sportradar is distributing the media rights for the National Basketball League (Australia) globally.
A spokesperson from CBA League said: “We are delighted to partner with Sportradar and believe this partnership will provide enriched possibilities and further awareness for CBA League, given their extensive experience and recent track record. By building up opportunities globally in this long-term partnership, we look forward to developing the continued growth of the CBA League and reaching out to new audiences around the world.”
CBA League has seen massive growth domestically with the emergence of local players and the influx of top talent worldwide. With Sportradar’s industry-leading expertise and experience in handling global rights, the company will work closely in developing a comprehensive commercial strategy to enhance its worldwide distribution for its media rights.
Sportradar is the global provider of sports betting and sports entertainment products and services. Established in 2001, the company occupies a unique position at the intersection of the sports, media and betting industries, providing sports federations, news media, consumer platforms and sports betting operators with a range of solutions to help grow their business. Sportradar employs over 2,200 people in more than 24 countries around the world. It is our commitment to excellent service, quality and reliability that makes us the trusted partner of more than 1,000 companies in over 80 countries and official partner of the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, NASCAR, FIFA and UEFA. We monitor, analyse and deliver insights from around 720,000 matches annually across more than 75 sports. With deep industry relationships, Sportradar is not just redefining the sports fan experience; it also safeguards the sports themselves through its Integrity Services division and advocacy for an integrity-driven environment for all involved.
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