Ligue de Football Professionnel Selects STATS as Official Data and Tracking Provider

STATS to Deliver Official Tracking and Event Data to Ligue de
Football Professionnel, Clubs and Media Partners

CHICAGO & PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–STATS LLC, the world’s leading sports
technology company
, has been chosen to be the Official Data and
Tracking Provider of the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), the
governing body of professional football in France.

The deal will see STATS provide official football data & statistics and
live player tracking data captured with the STATS SportVU® optical
tracking system to the LFP, its professional clubs, and its media and
broadcast partners starting with the 2016-17 season. STATS will manage
data collection, post-game certification and distribution of the
official statistics as the LFP looks to elevate the role of performance
data in French football, both in the professional and media markets.

“The development of statistics is now an essential point for match
analysis and player performances evaluation,” said Mathieu Ficot, LFP
Director of Economic Development. “This new agreement signed with STATS
will enable the LFP to deliver new services for clubs and official
broadcasters in France and all around the world. Finally, this will
enhance fans’ experience in stadium, on TV, and digital channels.”

As the Official Data and Tracking Provider, STATS will provide in-depth
statistics and digital solutions to the LFP and its media partners.
These solutions will include LeagueDatabaseTM, a tool for
tracking team and player performance over the course of a season,
LiveMonitorTM, in-depth reports, infographic engine, and a
range of statistical widgets available for the clubs. These services
will be supported by the STATS EMEA Research & Editorial Team to deliver
in-depth information to the LFP’s media partners, enhancing coverage of
French football and creating immersive digital experiences for fans.

Tracking data will be delivered to the LFP using STATS SportVU, the
world’s leading player tracking technology. STATS SportVU delivers
next-generation sports statistics using real-time positioning
information, creating sophisticated data streams to provide key
performance insights to teams and fans.

The partnership between STATS and the LFP will also see the teams of
Ligue 1 receive a range of innovative products and services to support
enhanced analysis operations. The 20 Ligue 1 clubs will be given access
to the DynamixTM athlete monitoring platform, LiveMonitor for
in-game analysis, and bespoke fitness reports on demand as well as the
SportVU data.

“As one of the top leagues in Europe, the Ligue de Football
Professionnel understands the need to provide enhanced in-game analysis
to its clubs and next generation data to fans for consumer engagement
through the league’s media channels and partners,” said Ryan Paterson,
Managing Director of EMEA and APAC for STATS. “Utilizing STATS SportVU
and our premier football data and our EMEA Research & Editorial Team,
STATS looks forward to partnering with the LFP to improve all elements
of the League experience.”

About STATS LLC

As the world’s leading sports technology company, STATS powers sports.
We are trusted by millions of fans and athletes around the globe to
analyze performance data from more than 100,000 games a year with
unrivalled speed and accuracy. Founded in 1981, our mission is to
transform fans’ passion for sports and improve team and athlete
performance through data and data-driven experiences. We enhance sports
on and off the field through real-time data feeds, sports content and
research, player tracking through STATS SportVU®, and customizable
digital solutions to engage fans. For more information: www.stats.com

Contacts

Media Contact
STATS LLC
Simon Edgar
sedgar@stats.com