ESPN is expanding further and further into the territories of other companies with the launch of ESPNDB, which went live today. The question is whether it will encroach on other existing companies like STATS and Elias Sports Bureau. If they are driven out of business, will ESPN control the sports statistics and information available to other networks?
Here is what the site description says:
ESPNDB will be your definitive source for sports and sports-related information. We are building a product that combines the far-reaching resources of ESPN with the unique output of our industry-best Stats and Information Group to give you an immersive experience that no other site can provide. In months ahead, we’ll also employ some great new technologies to harness the collective knowledge of the world’s sports fans.
We begin by giving you a ton of information about the NFL Draft -- about 500 pages’ worth! As we evolve, we will be adding many more cool features, so continue to check back with us.
In the meantime, we want your thoughts on what we've done so far, because our ultimate goal is to serve you. So, please be sure to leave us your feedback.
Our next package will be delivered around the NBA Finals. Until then, enjoy the NFL Draft offering!