The Arena group (MVEN) , the technology-based New York media company, said on Tuesday that for the first time, its vertical sports media group Sports Illustrated Media Group entered the top five of all sports sites.
According to Comscore’s November 2021 ranking, Sports Illustrated Media Group is now No. 5 in sports media, up six spots from its position in 2020. Its audience has grown 237% in the past year.
Additionally, for the first time, The Arena Group is among the Top 50 Properties in the United States, growing its global audience to over 36.1 million Unique Visitors (UVs) over the past year and leaping by three places in the monthly ranking since October.
The Arena group, formerly known as Maven, publishes Sports Illustrated and own TheStreet.
âOur team’s efforts to deliver premium content on our platforms continue to generate rapid growth and tremendous momentum in our media properties,â said Ross Levinsohn, Managing Director of The Arena Group, in a statement.
âThe renaissance of Sports Illustrated continues. Expanding audiences, differentiated content, and unique digital experiences have led to rapid growth. Our focus on hard-hitting journalism, the latest local and national news, and bespoke IS franchises has had a huge impact.
Sports Illustrated Media Group includes several major sports brands, including anchor site SI.com as well as The Spun, Fan Nation, The Hockey News, Morning Read and Athlon Sports.
In November, SI Media Group reached 64.4 million unique visitors, a 14% month-over-month increase among digital visitors over 13 years of age.
Arena Group ranks 49th in ComScore’s November MultiPlatform report for 2+ desktop and 13+ mobile audiences with 82.1 million unique visitors (# 51 for 18+ mobiles).