FIBA deepens partnership commitment with Genius Sports

first_img Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Stats Perform extends NBL data and streaming deal July 13, 2020 Genius Sports teams up with TNM to launch tennis series May 27, 2020 Submit Dimayor Colombia strengthens integrity muscle with Genius Sports November 18, 2019 Andreas Zagklis – FIBAWorld governing body for professional basketball FIBA has extended and its legacy partnership with Genius Sports, covering multiple data and technology disciplines.Expanding a partnership that has existed since 2004, FIBA and Genius Sports will continue to work closely together improving professional basketball’s data and digital infrastructures, providing support to over ‘200 leagues and federations worldwide’.New partnership directives, see Genius Sports deliver the governing body its ‘FIBA Organizer’, digital competition management tool, and new ‘FIBA LiveStats’ provisions improving data collection on a play-by-play basis.FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis said: “We are very pleased to continue this long-term and unique relationship with Genius Sports. We have been working together for more than 15 years to develop and offer state-of-the-art digital tools for national federations and leagues. Thanks to this renewal, we will continue the joint efforts in creating innovative tools and make sure that our sport is even more attractive to fans around the world.”Confirming the partnership extension, both parties have underlined a commitment to ‘eradicating data piracy’ by preventing the collection of basketball data via unofficial feeds.Genius Sports maintains that it will continue to service FIBA officials with optimum control and visibility over their data, which in-turn will help basketball stakeholders uphold commercial values whilst strengthening the integrity of their competitionsMark Locke – Genius SportsMark Locke, CEO of Genius Sports Group, said: “The Genius Sports and FIBA partnership has been one of the most influential and innovative in sports technology. Together, we’ve powered over 500,000 games from courtside in over 150 countries and engaged more than 25 million fans.“But, this renewal is as much about the future as our achievements to date, and we’re excited to introduce a number of cutting-edge innovations later this year, driving the next stage of digital transformation and data analytics for leagues and federations at all levels of basketball.”last_img read more

Ellen Gives $100 Each to Motorcyclists for the Holidays

first_imgOn Saturday, December 21, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, gave over 15,000 Liberian dollars to a group of motorcyclists as Christmas gifts in Central Monrovia.According to Colonel Abraham Kromah, Deputy Police Director for Operation, the concern of all Liberians remains a priority to President Sirleaf. He said the Christmas gift was a kind gesture from the Liberian leader in celebration of the holiday season.Mr. Kromah said the views of the motorcyclists must be heard as they are part of the Liberian society. He was, however, quick to point out that Liberia was a country of law and said that no violation would be taken lightly by the security sector.There have been recent reports that the cyclists have threatened to demonstrate in Monrovia.“I respect the motorcyclists a lot and always do my best to work with them. The police have no bad intentions towards them and we will continue to work them collectively to maintain the rule of law in the country,” Col. Kromah explained.He said President Sirleaf has been visiting a number of communities in and around Monrovia giving gifts in accordance with the celebration of the Christmas season.Col. Kromah was asked by the motorcyclists to supervise the sharing of the money so they could avoid any potential conflicts.The Dep. Police Director said the regulation on motorcyclists in Central Monrovia remains intact as police safe guard the process of reducing accidents in the country.Speaking on behalf of the motorcyclists was Mohammad Konneh, who expressed gratitude to the President for her concern. He pleaded with the President to release from detention their spokesman, who was picked up by the police, following what the some police officers said were inciteful comments coming the Motorcyclists Union Security General.Konneh urged his colleagues to remain law-abiding citizens of the country. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more