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The Ringier Sports Media Group expands into Greece launching the digital Sports Media platform sportal.gr

The Ringier Sports Media Group (RSMG) launched sportal.gr, a digital sports platform offering sports fans in Greece video-first based news, commentary, analysis, interviews, statistics and live results, bundled in a state-of-the art product experience....

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Ringier Sports Media Groups launched digital sports media platform Sportal.hu

In close collaboration with Ringier Hungary, the Ringier Sports Media Group today launched Sportal.hu, a new digital sports platform that provides sports fans in Hungary with video-based 24/7 news, commentary, analysis, interviews, statistics and live scores. Backed up with the strategic expertise and technical know-how of the Ringier Sports Media Group - the market leader for digital sports content in CEE - sportal.hu will soon become a dominant media player in the Hungarian sports market....

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LiveScore Group to Accelerate Global Expansion Following £50 Million Strategic Investment from Ringier AG

LiveScore Group and Ringier AG have today announced a landmark strategic partnership, with the Swiss-based media and technology company making a substantial investment in LiveScore Group’s rapidly growing sports media and gaming business....

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Ringier AG and Sportradar Group AG announce formation of joint venture in Africa: Joint support for leading digital media platform Pulse in developing sports information and entertainment services.

Ringier AG and Sportradar Group AG (NASDAQ: SRAD) today announced the formation of a joint venture to bring sports closer to fans in Africa, a dynamic and emerging region in the global sports industry. Ringier will be the majority owner of the joint venture. ...

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Newly founded Sports Media Group will drive Ringier’s expansion in the field of digital Sports Media

Ringier is further shaping its portfolio of market leading sports brands: Sport has always been core within Ringier’s publishing activities with a strong journalistic focus and proven sports expertise in various markets such as Blick in Switzerland, Sportal Media Group and Digital Ventures OOD in Bulgaria, Gazeta Sporturilor in Romania, Sport.sk in Slovakia, Onet and Przeglad Sportowy in Poland, Blikk in Hungary, Blic Sport in Serbia and Pulse in Africa....

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Fans are the reason sports media brands exist. We focus on delivering the best experience to those out there who love sports as much as we do. Our strategy unites national market leaders with global tech solutions, driven by the journalistic standards that have guided Ringier in its 188 years of history.

With 6 sports tech and media brands from Central Europe to Western Africa and more than 200 journalists, we publish 1000+ content pieces each day and reach 30M+ unique users each month with the stories that matter most to them.

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Leadership

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Robin Lingg

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Robin Lingg is a multi-cultural executive and experienced Board Member capturing business opportunities in complex market conditions through a strategic, customer-centric, tech-driven approach. He fuses strong management background with broad practical business expertise in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pac to impact executional excellence and visionary leadership. In May 2022 he became Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ringier`s Sports Media Group.

Stilian Shishkov

SENIOR PARTNER

Stilian Shishkov is the Founder and CEO of Bulgaria’s Sportal Media Group. Over the past decade, Stilian Shishkov has pushed the news platforms of Sportal Media and the associated company Digital Ventures OOD to the top of the Bulgarian market. Sportal Media Group brings Bulgaria’s leading online media together under a single umbrella. Digital Ventures OOD is the owner of Sportal365, the leading international content management system for sports news. Shishkov runs these companies with the drive and ambition of a former professional soccer player. In the USA, he spent five years playing for Virginia Beach and Atlanta.

Alexander Theobald

DELEGATE OF THE BOARD

As member of Ringier’s Group Executive Board, Alexander Theobald is the CEO of Ringier Axel Springer Schweiz AG and COO of Ringier Switzerland. Between 2016 and 2020, he held the position of the CEO of the Blick Group. Between 2010 and 2014, he headed the press wholesale division of Valora AG. During his previous employment at Ringier from 2004 to 2009, he served as a member of the Group Executive Board. Initially, he was responsible for the Swiss magazine division and subsequently for the company’s operations in Hungary and Romania.

Tim Kollmann

COO OF RINGIER SPORTS MEDIA GROUP

Tim Kollmann is COO of Ringier Sports Media Group. In this role, he is responsible for the operations, business development and partnerships on a group level. He joined Ringier in 2014 to expand the company’s footprint in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, first as General Manager in Ghana and Myanmar and from 2016 as CEO of Ringier Africa Digital Publishing. From 2020 to 2022, Kollmann was Head of Sports Media at Ringier’s Global Media Unit.

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