INDIANAPOLIS – The Horizon League has announced a multi-year sponsorship with Statzhub, a Cincinnati-based digital technology company that provides a one-stop shop for original and aggregated sports content at every level of competition.
The agreement, with Statzhub being the “Official Digital Partner of the Horizon League,” will focus on the conference’s digital assets, highlighted by its growing presence on ESPN3. During the 2015-16 year, the Horizon League streamed 612 events to ESPN3 and saw tremendous year over-year growth on its linear platform, including a 79 percent uptick in total unique viewers as well as an 87 percent increase in minutes consumed.
“We are excited to partner with Statzhub. This partnership enables our fans to follow the Horizon League in real time with statistics and news,” said Jon LeCrone, Commissioner of the Horizon League. “We live in an era where people find what they need at their fingertips. Statzhub helps our fans get the information they want easily and quickly.”
The subscription-based model of Statzhub allows subscribers to customize all aspects of their app experience, and cater content according to their favorite teams and student-athletes through online delivery and a mobile phone application.
“Partnering with the Horizon League makes sense on a lot of levels,” stated George Thurner, President and Founder of Statzhub. “The Horizon League is committed to being nationally recognized as a NCAA Division I conference and the League offers an array of digital assets that our mobile app will benefit from.”
Thurner continued, “Statzhub gives fans the capability to follow specific student-athletes as well as teams across the Horizon League’s ten schools. We are filling the needs of family, friends and alumni to keep them updated on all their favorite Horizon League action, while also simultaneously helping them save time in following their other favorite high school, college and professional teams and athletes.”
Fans will be able to supplement their viewing of Horizon League regular-season and championship coverage with all the information on high school, college and professional teams gathered from over 200,000 online sources. Current and historical stats, social media updates and posts, articles, pictures, video, records, rules, and even weather and directions is aggregated in real time by Statzhub.
To learn more about Statzhub and start your free trial today, visit statzhub.com.