Bloomberg Sports continues to be a leading innovator of sports technology, this time together with the Los Angeles Angels. By working with 26 of the 30 Major League Baseball Clubs, Bloomberg Sports has developed a nearly standardized player evaluation System, and accompanying analytics tools, that are completely customizable for the Angels to begin using as a competitive edge by the start of the 2013 MLB season.
The new sportsbiz partnership between the Angels (Anaheim) and Bloomberg Sports already has a solid foundation in place which enables everyone to immediately begin the design and enhancement processes. The Bloomberg goal is to upgrade the Angels technology Solutions via their System that combines video with extensive data on all professional players. The Angels will add another tech enhancement by integrating with the Bloomberg software used to securely assist the evaluation process.
“As an organization we are constantly trying to gather and display information in new and innovative ways,” said Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto. “We are excited to join with Bloomberg Sports in our continued efforts to combine championship information with championship play.”
The Angels have prioritized upgrading their game preparation by using mobile and laptop enabled technology so they invested in Bloomberg Sports’ proven products. The Chicago Cubs did as well back in February which you can read about in a previous Sports Techie blog here:
“Bloomberg Sports continues to evolve and improve upon the work we are doing in analytics, whether it has been for MLB teams with our comprehensive, integrated systems, players with our tablet product or fans with our fantasy tools, and adding this new project with the Angels is another big step that shows how the business is growing,” said Bill Squadron, head of Bloomberg Sports. “Bloomberg as a company has always been about innovation, and we are very excited to partner with Jerry and the Angels organization.”
Bloomberg Sports has quickly become one of the industry leaders in providing cutting edge analytic products for fans, MLB teams and professional players. The International sales team recently completely their first System sale to a professional Japanese baseball organization. Latin America has several customers.
Bloomberg Sports is in a hyper-growth phase which is good timing because they have already diversified their product portfolio to include: player training, TV broadcast applications, fantasy sports, and, continued business development into other sport such as European soccer. Their tablet products are being used by over 200 MLB players to evaluate performance. Look for the Fantasy Football (American) ‘Decision Maker’ enhancement launch this Fall, in addition to, the launch of a new consumer Soccer (Futbol) analytics product.
The Sports Business Journal nominated Bloomberg Sports this year as one of their ‘Best in Sports Technology’ award nominees. They were named as one of the Ten Most Innovative Companies in Sports in 2011 by Fast Company Magazine. Bloomberg has both regional and national baseball broadcast app deals in place. Canadian television became their first hockey customer to use their analytics product.
“Front Office” 2012 is one of the top selling fantasy baseball apps of the year because of its depth, sophistication and consistent features, some that were suggested by fans. The software’s interface is easy an easy to navigate dashboard and it has real-time data syncing. You will be prepared to draft the very best teams, and then manage and stay on top of them, all fantasy season and playoffs long.
Sports Techie fans, players, coaches, administrators, and owners, keep your cyber eye focused on Bloomberg Sports, who are entering their fourth year of sports technology related business. If you love Euro soccer, NFL football, MLB baseball, or NHL hockey, Bloomberg Sports has or will soon have analytical tools for you to master on your Championship run.
About Bloomberg Sports
Selected by The Sports Business Journal as a Finalist for “Best In Sports Technology” in 2012 and named as one of the “Most Innovative Companies in Sports” in 2011 by Fast Company Magazine, Bloomberg Sports takes the technology developed by Bloomberg, the leading global provider in data and analytics, and applies them to the vast data analysis opportunities in sports. Working with MLB.com and NFL.com since its launch in 2010, Bloomberg Sports fantasy products give fans the most powerful easy to use resources as they draft and manage their fantasy teams. Additionally, Bloomberg Sports provides a professional product that delivers Major League Baseball clubs with a secure, virtually unlimited set of analytical functions to assist them in personnel evaluation and game preparation and with a tablet application used by many professional players. Bloomberg Sports has also created products customized for broadcast use, as well as professional tools for several professional baseball organizations in Latin America.
About the Angels
The Los Angeles Angels joined Major League Baseball as an expansion team in 1961 and have since gone on to win eight American League Western Division Championships, host three All-Star games and capture the 2002 World Series Championship. Over its 52-year history, the franchise also boasts two MVP’s, two Cy Young winners, a Rookie of the Year, 34 Rawlings Gold Glove winners and 137 All-Stars. Visit the Angels online at www.Angels.com, follow them on Twitter @Angels and like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Angels. For media information, visit www.angelspressbox.com.
The first demo of a video-centric Analytical Solution that I ever conducted was to the Seattle Mariners back in 1998. It is truly amazing in 2012 to see how far advancements in sports technology Solutions have come because of techie companies like Bloomberg Sports and sport teams like the Angels. Analytical tools have transformed baseball and sportsbiz forever. Thank you to Bloomberg Sports and the Los Angeles Angels for the press release info and images I used in writing this blog.
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