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January 23, 2018

Reuters partners with Field Level Media and Opta to bring media customers expanded sports content 

NEW YORK – Reuters, the world’s largest international multimedia news provider, today announced that customers will now have access to expanded sports content through partnerships with Field Level Media and Opta. The new content from Field Level Media and Opta add to Reuters existing suite of global sports coverage. The addition of Field Level Media brings Reuters News Agency customers added breaking news, recaps, roundups, analysis and player notes across sports events in North America, including NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NASCAR and golf leagues, tennis, UFC and more. Opta, part of the premium sports content firm Perform Group, will provide live, detailed data across global leagues and competitions (including major U.S. sports) that will power Reuters multimedia sports coverage and real-time results, expanding on an existing content partnership with Perform’s video and editorial syndication service, Omnisport.

The enhanced content is now available on Reuters Connect – the dynamic multimedia content marketplace launched in 2017 – and other Reuters News Agency products.

“We’ve seen a growing demand for sports news amongst publishers and we are committed to delivering on those needs with more content, more sports and in more formats,” said Josh Duboff, Reuters Senior Product Manager, Sports & Entertainment Verticals. “Partnering with Field Level Media and Opta will allow Reuters to provide customers with an increased variety and depth of coverage, real-time results, and reporting on new and emerging sports.”

The new partnerships usher in an exciting year in sports for Reuters, with the Winter Olympics and the FIFA World Cup happening just months apart. The Winter Olympics begin in Pyeongchang on February 9 and the FIFA World Cup begins in Russia on June 14. Reuters planned coverage for both tournaments includes on-site breaking news reporting, match and competition recaps, picture coverage from every event, broadcast and digital video showcasing the sites and sounds of the tournaments, and a suite of ready-to-publish graphic.

Full coverage will be available to Reuters News Agency customers on Reuters Connect. Launched in 2017, Reuters Connect is designed to be a faster, more intelligent way for Reuters News Agency customers to source all the content they need via a single destination. Reuters Connect is built to make content discovery quicker and easier, improving clients’ editorial efficiency and enabling them to deliver more stories to their audiences faster than ever before. For more information on Reuters News Agency products and services, visit https://www.thomsonreuters.com/en/products-services/news-media.html.

Reuters
Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider reaching more than one billion people every day. Reuters provides trusted business, financial, national and international news to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world's media organizations and directly to consumers at Reuters.com and via Reuters TV. Follow news about Reuters at @ReutersPR.

For more information on Reuters News Agency, visit: www.reuters.com/newsagency.


Field Level Media
Field Level Media is a leading provider of sports news, analysis and event coverage in North America. Powered by a vast network of professional journalists, FLM covers more than 6,000 annual events and delivers breaking news and unique commentary to millions of readers daily. Content is distributed through strategic partnerships and direct to consumers on FieldLevelMedia.com and digital platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Google, Apple News and Kindle.

Perform Group/Opta
Perform Group is a leading digital sports content and media group. Our mission is to connect the world of sports by supplying some of the quickest, most detailed and most engaging content, managing a network of wholly-owned global media brands and delivering premium sports content directly to fans.
Perform works with major global rights holders such as WTA, NFL, FIBA and CONMEBOL to create long-term, transparent partnerships that help grow global audiences and, ultimately, benefit the long-term good of the sports. Perform recently launched its live sports streaming service, DAZN, in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, and Canada.

Opta is a leading global provider of live, detailed sports data. Part of Perform Content, a division of Perform Group, Opta data is leveraged by the world’s leading sports broadcasters, digital media outlets, governing bodies, clubs, bookmakers, brands and sponsors. Built on a globally consistent data collection system, Opta data is used by over 800 clients in 40+ different countries.


CONTACT

Heather Carpenter
PR Manager, Head of Special Projects
Reuters
heather.carpenter@thomsonreuters.com
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