GiveMeSport announces merger with Breaking Data Corp

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GiveMeSport is delighted to announce that it has entered into a merger agreement with Canadian technology provider Breaking Data Corp.

GiveMeSport is a leading digital and social publisher and has the biggest sports page on Facebook, with over 25 million fans - ahead of ESPN at 15.1 million.

Breaking Data Corp. is a market leader in machine learning, real-time data and mobile apps. The company's apps include Breaking Sports, a personalised sporting app, and Poynt, a leading localized mobile search app.

The deal will see Breaking Data's artificial intelligence expertise and GiveMeSport's content creation capabilities combine, providing a more personalised and data-driven user experience for over 140 million people per month via the publisher's Facebook page.

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“At GiveMeSport we are passionate about creating great content that connects with our audience, wherever they might be. However, that alone is not enough," added Jae Chalfin, Founder & CCO.

"We have always been a tech-led media business, and our success has been built around the power of our proprietary technology platforms. The merger with Breaking Data allows us to continue to invest and grow in this area."

“This is an exciting merger and important next step for the futures of both companies. We believe that the combination of artificial intelligence with social distribution will create a very powerful next generation media business that offers significant potential for growth and increased shareholder value," said Nick Thain, CEO of GiveMeSport.

“We are extremely excited about this agreement, and of becoming an integral part of one of the fastest growing sports properties in the world," said Marvin Igelman, CEO of Breaking Data Corp.

"GiveMeSport.com is among the top 1,000 most visited websites in the world and among the top 50 websites in the UK. By integrating our advanced machine learning and AI techniques we believe that there is great potential to accelerate the growth in the combined entity.

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"In addition, our mobile application as means of distributing GiveMeSport content will enable direct delivery, in the fastest and most personalised way, to a massive and fast growing market segment that is coveted by advertisers."

GiveMeSport.com has over 30 million monthly visitors and runs editions in English and Spanish, with several new languages and market launches planned for 2017 - in Europe, Asia and Latin America. It is also the official online NBA destination in the UK and also has official partnerships with the NFL, Golfing World and In Cycle.

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