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Fantasy NBA+ is thriving in Spain

Over 50,000 users participating in CANAL+ fantasy game powered by sports information leader STATS

Barcelona – February 6, 2013

STATS LLC, the world’s leading sports technology, information and content provider, created a Fantasy Basketball game for CANAL+, entitled Fantasy NBA+, which began running at the start of January and is the first NBA Spanish language fantasy league in Spain. The fantasy game is available at and already has 50,000 users playing with more than 75,000 teams registered.

Fantasy NBA+ has become an important part of both CANAL+ broadcasts and online programs. Player analysis, tips and polls related to the Fantasy League are a dedicated segment of Big Ball Theory, the most viewed NBA online program broadcast by CANAL+.

CANAL+ is the official broadcaster of NBA games in Spain. STATS provides the CANAL+ website, , with XML feeds, Hosted Solution and GameZone products to help support their comprehensive online coverage of NBA Basketball. STATS is the industry leader for integrated sports data and fantasy sports game management and has a long and rich reputation for creating and managing multi-sport fantasy games.

"In fact, we conceived Fantasy NBA+ as a fit for our hardcore NBA fans. We love this sport and everything we do is for the fans to perceive it, on TV and online," said Javier López Carreras, Online Communications Officer of CANAL+.

"The Fantasy industry is becoming more and more important in the European market, and in Spain in particular. Fantasy NBA+ could become a best seller thanks to the commitment of CANAL+ and the experience of STATS as a game developer,” said Federico Winer, STATS’ Business Development Manager in Spain.

About CANAL+

CANAL+ is a Spanish satellite broadcasting company and is the leader of premium content in Spain. With nearly 1,800,000 subscribers, CANAL+ has pioneered the production and implementation of digital television, with more than 150 programming services including television channels for all genres, high definition, and 3D broadcasts, as well as the development of a wide range of interactive services. CANAL+ is owned by owned by PRISA TV and is the leading Pay TV platform in Spain. For a comprehensive look at all CANAL+ has to offer, visit their website


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