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Industry: Sportcal expands into Asia with Hong Kong office

Sportcal-Logo-Orange-Grey_615x221October 6, 2014: Sportcal, a sports market intelligence provider, is marking its expansion into Asia by opening an office in Hong Kong. The new office will be operational from October 8 and complements Sportcal’s headquarters in London and regional offices in Glasgow and Lausanne.

 

The Hong Kong office will support Sportcal’s expanding client base in Asia and a growing demand for information and news. It also continues Sportcal’s growth plan since it announced last December that Progressive Ventures, part of Progressive Media Group, had become a shareholder and strategic partner in the company.

 

Tak Man, Asia Managing Director, Progressive Media Group, said: “I am excited to open a new office for Sportcal in Hong Kong to support the sport business in the region.

 

“Sports business in APEC is a fast-growing industry and Sportcal will be ideally positioned to help those that need up-to-date, accurate information in order to make their business decisions. I’m happy my team will offer customers in the Asia-Pacific market greater access to Sportcal’s market leading business information solutions”

 

Sportcal cited a growing demand for data and intelligence in the Asian market, especially with the continent hosting the next three editions of the winter and summer Olympic Games after Rio 2016. Pyeongchang will host the 2018 Winter Olympics, Tokyo will stage the 2020 Summer Olympics, and the 2022 Winter Olympics will be held in either Almaty or Beijing, following the withdrawal of Oslo as a candidate city.

 

Sportcal CEO Mike Laflin, who founded the company in 1991, said: “We are delighted to be opening our first office in Asia. With the growing number of events in Asia and our expanding client base it was a natural step for Sportcal. It will enable us to provide more in-depth data intelligence and news from the Asian market, greatly enhance the wide range of services we offer, and ultimately provide a better service for all our clients.”

 

Sportcal’s new office will help serve a strong client base in Asia that already includes Astro, Badminton World Federation, Bangkok Broadcasting and TV, BCCI, CCTV, Dentsu, Fox International Channels Asia, Hakuhodo, ICC, Japan Sports Council, Korean Broadcasting System, Malaysian Convention and Exhibition Bureau, NBA, Samsung Electronics, Shanghai Media Group and Singtel.

 

Source: Sportcal (www.sportcal.com); Editing by SportAsia

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