SOURCE: STATS

STATS

September 09, 2009 12:12 ET

Nancy Kerrigan and STATS to Provide Exclusive Video Content From Vancouver Winter Games

NORTHBROOK, IL--(Marketwire - September 9, 2009) - STATS LLC, the world's leading sports technology, information and content provider and StarGames LLC announced today that two-time Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan will provide exclusive video reports from the 2010 Winter Olympic games in Vancouver.

Ms. Kerrigan will serve as an online host into the Olympic experience -- providing figure skating analysis and taking viewers along to witness the sights and sounds of Vancouver in featured video segments. STATS will license this premium content package to select online and mobile clients. With this video package, STATS offers a distinct way for media companies to provide Olympic content that separates them from the pack.

Ms. Kerrigan's videos will bring home the atmosphere to viewers as she shares experiences from throughout the Olympic village. Concepts will cover a wide variety of topics, from "woman on the street" reporting to lighthearted interviews with athletes as well as a unique feature called "Lifestyle of Vancouver."

Ms. Kerrigan will also provide in-depth figure skating analysis with event day previews offering complete analysis from the perspective of an experienced figure skater. A comprehensive recap of the complete figure skating competition will be available following the medal ceremonies.

"I am delighted to be working with STATS at the upcoming Olympic Games," said Ms. Kerrigan who won bronze and silver medals in the 1992 and 1994 Olympics. "Vancouver is an awesome location and I look forward to capturing the excitement of the Games by going behind the scenes. At the same time, the figure skating looks like it should produce fantastic competition in all four disciplines making it once again one of the premier attractions at the Olympics."

"STATS is very pleased to be working with StarGames and Nancy Kerrigan to provide this very unique content for the 2010 Winter Games," said Greg Kirkorsky, STATS' Vice President of Sales. "This is a premium offering that satisfies an enormous demand for Olympic coverage. Nancy's unique insider perspective will attract large audiences throughout the games."

About STATS LLC

STATS is the world's leading sports technology, data and content company. The company passionately abides by its mission to revolutionize the way sports contests are viewed, understood and enjoyed. STATS' calling card consists of real-time scores, historical sports information, Associated Press editorial content, a turnkey fantasy sports operation and SportVU technology. Today, STATS' worldwide client network of media companies and professional sports leagues and teams utilize a broad spectrum of dynamic in-game broadcast presentations and virtual images, multimedia enhancements and game analysis and tactical coaching tools. STATS is owned jointly by the Associated Press and News Corporation, with corporate offices across the globe. For a complete tour of STATS' sports content portfolio and solutions, visit www.stats.com.

About StarGames LLC

P.S. StarGames (www.stargamesinc.com) is a fully integrated sports marketing, management and entertainment company. StarGames represents current and former professional athletes (including Nancy Kerrigan and Ivan Lendl), produces original content for mass media distribution (such as Halloween on Ice, History of Hockey East and Rock Chalk Championship) and operates its own broadband television channel. In 2008, StarGames orchestrated the return of professional tennis to Madison Square Garden with the sold-out NetJets Showdown between Grand Slam champions Roger Federer and Pete Sampras. In 2009, StarGames brought women's tennis back to the World's Most Famous Arena as the BNP Paribas Showdown hosted the top players in the world competing for the inaugural Billie Jean King Cup, broadcast live on HBO. Most recently, StarGames opened Ivan Lendl's Champions Academy for elite junior athletes in tennis and golf (www.champacademy.com).

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