Stats Perform has signed a multi-year extension to its data partnership with the Chinese Super League (CSL), the top tier of club football in China.
Under the agreement, Stats Perform will serve the CSL’s event and tracking data provider, exclusively collecting tracking data using the SportVU system at the home venues of every CSL club.
Together with Opta event data, this tracking data will be used to supplement the league’s broadcast and digital channels, along with supporting partners including media, brands and sponsors.
Data will be delivered to the CSL through a range of Opta data feeds including advanced analytics data and predictive data for use across broadcast, digital and social platforms, before, during and after matches.
The deal also includes Pressbox Graphics, an application that Stats Perform said would help the CSL deepen fan interest by producing automated visual graphics and animations, powered by Opta data.
In addition, each club will have access to ProVision..