Gracenote buys sports data

Complementing its global base of video and music data, Gracenote has bought sports stats and information companies Infostrada Statistics and SportsDirect for a combined $54 million.

The transaction also includes Covers Media Group, which runs Covers.com, a North America-focused provider of sports scores, odds and matchups data, and analysis and news.

Gracenote, a unit of Tribune Media Company said it has launched a new unit called “Gracenote Sports.”

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