FLOSPORTS STRENGTHENS ITS HOCKEY OFFER WITH THE ACQUISITION OF
AUSTIN, TEXAS, October 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – FloSports, a leader in sports streaming and original content, today announced the acquisition of HockeyTech, a live and on-demand hockey streaming platform and sports data provider for teams, leagues and national organizations. The HockeyTech acquisition includes all of the company’s assets, including its entire media rights portfolio, live and on-demand streaming platform. HockeyTV, and enterprise solutions such as League Status. HockeyTV brings over 30,000 live hockey games in 75 elite and professional North American leagues at FloSports. HockeyTech enterprise solutions including LeagueStat and more provide powerful sports data to FloSports as well as the company’s new and existing media partners. HockeyTech will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of FloSports.
HockeyTech is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario Canada and was founded in 2012 by Stu Siegel, technology entrepreneur and former Managing Partner / CEO of the Florida Panthers. The company is currently overseen by its President, Stewart Zimmel, who will continue to manage operations and report to Kevin Boller, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development at FloSports. Stu Siegel will serve as strategic advisor to executives at FloSports and HockeyTech and become an investor in FloSports.
â€œThe HockeyTech team and I are thrilled to join FloSports and bring our expertise in the sport of hockey to this impressive growing media company,â€ said Stu Siegel, President and Founder of HockeyTech. “In addition to bringing HockeyTech, I also invest in FloSports, and I am delighted to participate as a shareholder of FloSports.”
â€œHockeyTech and its suite of products are a perfect complement to FloSports and represent our commitment to further coverage and investment in the sport of hockey to help bring the sport to new audiences around the world,â€ said Mark Floreani, CEO and co-founder of FloSports. . â€œStu, Stewart and their team at HockeyTech will propel FloSports into one of the premier streaming platforms for avid hockey fans. We welcome them to the FloSports family and are excited about the future we can build together.
HockeyTech operates HockeyTV, its live streaming hockey platform that currently offers more than 30,000 live games to subscribers around the world. HockeyTV also offers over 150,000 games available on demand with thousands more added each year. HockeyTech’s LeagueStat technology is used by league officials to compile official hockey game statistics. In real time, these game statistics immediately feed into league, team and media websites and mobile apps for fan consumption. The company also designs and maintains websites and mobile applications for clients that are tightly integrated with LeagueStat data. With the acquisition, FloSports customers include the American Hockey League (AHL), ECHL, Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL), Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, Canadian Hockey League (CHL), United States Hockey League (USHL) and many more.
FloSports recently announced multi-year partnerships with ECHL, a coast-to-coast league with 26 teams in 19 states and 2 Canadian provinces, as well as the Atlantic Hockey and Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA), two NCAA Division 1 college athletic conferences. . The acquisition of HockeyTech represents a significant programming commitment and technology investment in an underserved segment of one of the world’s most popular sports. Combined with FloSports’ current offering on its FloHockey platform, the company and its subsidiary HockeyTech will broadcast nearly 40,000 hockey games per year and provide an enhanced live sports viewing experience using HockeyTech sports data.
Founded in 2006, FloSports is a dedicated sports subscription video streaming service, providing live and on-demand access to hundreds of thousands of competitive events in more than 25 vertical sport categories in the United States and the United States. ‘foreigner. The vision of FloSports is to give underserved sports the love they deserve. With a growing library of over 300,000 hours of premium content including news, expert commentary, movies, documentaries and more, FloSports has established itself as an innovator and leader in sports streaming. Finally, your sport has a home. For more information, please visit: flosports.tv.
HockeyTech has been powering hockey digitally since 2012. Founded by Stu Siegel, a tech entrepreneur and former Managing Partner / CEO of the Florida Panthers (NHL), HockeyTech has grown into a global leader in hockey-related technology, partnering with more from 75 leagues around the world. world. HockeyTech provides on-demand streaming services, live scores and stats, comprehensive league websites and mobile apps, and fully automated camera technology. HockeyTech broadcasts tens of thousands of games live each year on HockeyTV and offers over 150,000 games to watch on demand.