Ringier Slovakia Media s.r.o. has become the sole owner of the sports news portal Šport.sk after acquiring the 1/3 minority stake in Šport.sk from Šport Press.
The acquisition is the next step for Sport.sk to fully implement the successful playbook of Ringier Sports Media Group (RSMG). This includes adjustments to the website and a significant increase in the quality of sports coverage, focusing on comprehensive pre-match coverage of sporting events in various genres, complemented by intensive live coverage including match results and game analysis. Sport.sk has already implemented the innovative Sportal365 content management system used by major sports newsrooms worldwide, as well as a team of experienced sports journalists and media professionals to deliver unique value to its target audience and advertisers.
Tomáš Doubrava, Managing Director of Šport.sk:
“Sports reporting has undergone a major transformation worldwide in recent years. I am pleased that we are now implementing the modern strategy of Ringier Sports Media Group, which is the right response to these changes. With the support of RSMG, we will offer Sport.sk readers not only the fastest, but also the best and highest quality connection to their favorite sports. Thanks to the pan-European cooperation of RSMG’s sports media brands, we will be able to deliver better content than ever before, with a new focus on video formats. We want to unlock the secrets of each sport for our readers and take them behind the scenes of their favorite teams and athletes.”
Robin Lingg, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ringier Sports Media Group:
“RSMGs vision is to offer fans the most advanced sports experience of the 21st century. We look forward to seeing the RSMG playbook evolve at Sport.sk. Together, we will offer Slovak sports fans rich sports content combined with powerful customization and loyalty tools, all based on the Sportal365 content management system. I am confident that Šport.sk will further grow its digital audienz.”
Ringier AG, Corporate Communications
About Ringier Sports Media Group (RSMG)
Since its founding in 2022, RSMG has combined leading national sports media with innovative global technology. With 10 brands in 8 European countries, RSMG reaches 300 million sports fans every month. Its 200+ journalists produce more than 1000 pieces of content every day, reaching 30 million users. RSMG is continuously and strategically investing in the sports media sector with the aim of achieving a prominent global position through the consolidation of leading digital sports media brands. These brands currently include Sportal Media Group in Bulgaria with sportal.bg and Sportal365, gsp.ro in Romania, sportal.rs in Serbia, sportal.hu in Hungary, sport.sk in Slovakia, sportal.gr in Greece, A Bola in Portugal and Sportnieuws.nl in the Netherlands. The strategic investment in the UK’s LiveScore Group and the joint venture with the Dutch DPG Media Group further underline RSMG’s global ambitions.