ESPN acquires Student Sports

Acquiring the digital media and event production company will strengthen ESPN’s RISE brand
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ESPN has purchased the assets of Student Sports, a high school-focused digital media and event production company based in Torrance, CA. No financial details were provided.

A provider of high school sports content for 22 years, Student Sports assets include StudentSports.com, DyeStat.com and more than 160 events such as Elite 11, Area Code Baseball and Nike Combines/Nike SPARQ Mini Camps. All of these will be integrated into ESPN’s recently announced high school initiative ESPN RISE, which — as a multimedia brand — will deliver high school sports content across all of ESPN’s platforms including programming and events, digital media and publishing.

In conjunction with the acquisition, ESPN will enter into a licensing and content sharing agreement with SPARQ, the athletic training and assessment company based in Portland, OR.

For more information, visit http://www.espn.com/.