STATS LLC forms European Sports Venture with Warner Leach and JHB Publications

the sports information provider, announced the formation of STATS

Europe, which will greatly enhance the company’s global
footprint. The joint venture is formed in partnership with leading
European sports industry-experts Warner Leach and JHB Publications, and will
operate editorial and sales offices in

The Hague,



Milan and

M nster,


Europe will provide

and European football fans compelling live data, editorial, photos,
statistics and fantasy game coverage. The Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A,
La Liga, Eredivisie, UEFA, Champions Leagues, many other European football
leagues, and major country cup competitions will be covered initially, with
extensive coverage of other sports to follow.

STATS, the
largest global sports information company and partner to nearly all
professional sports leagues in North America, is also a leading fantasy
football sports provider internationally. It holds major market positions
through affiliates in


China and


“Our aim
is to deliver to the market a greater choice of engaging sports content for
passionate fans everywhere by increasing the supplier-friendly options
available to their preferred viewing platforms,” according to Gary Walrath, CEO
of STATS. “We’re proud to be partnered with two companies whose active founders
have extensive experience and deep connections with

U.K. and European football

investment in this venture will ensure clients have a richer, wider and more
creative coverage of sports content than ever before. The prospects are
exciting for ourselves and the industry as a whole,” commented Tony Warner,
Managing Director of Warner Leach.

“It is an
exciting prospect to be able to work together with STATS. After more than a
decade in sports data, the opportunity to be a part of the world leader in this
field, was a chance of a lifetime,” said Jan-Hermen de Bruijn, owner and CEO of
JHB Publications.

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