Sports data provider Sportradar has agreed a five-year extension to its deal with World Snooker.

The five-year extension to the agreement between Sportradar’s recently acquired subsidiary SportStat will enable World Snooker to continue to provide its own official data to snooker fans across a variety of media until 2018.

“The Live Scoring site attracted 8.5 million visitors in 2012 and with over 10 million forecasted for 2013 here it is clear that the sport has become truly global,” said World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn. “We are pleased, therefore, that in conjunction with SportStat’s merger with leading sports data expert Sportradar, we have agreed to extend the terms of our agreement for a further five year period. We are excited that their new partnership will enable even more exciting live betting and media products to enter the market.”

Carsten Koerl, group chief executive at Sportradar, added: “We are very delighted that Sportradar have the extended opportunity to enable WSL to benefit from our industry expertise, complimenting the excellent work already initiated by SportStat. We look forward to a long and rewarding partnership as we are convinced that together we can shape future developments and play an active part in the creation of an even more exciting product portfolio for the World of Snooker.”

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