Founded in 1979
Many sporting events do not yet have computer-based result evaluation. The birth year of a vision: WIGE DATA Datenservice GmbH is founded as a service company in sports. The first step towards digitalisation.
Milestone in 1996
WIGE develops the infotainment program FAN TV, which informs and entertains spectators in stadiums, arenas and race tracks via large screens, with its own editorial team. The data and results services segment will be expanded with the majority holding in MIC Informationssysteme GmbH based in Leipzig. In 1998, the companies merge to form WIGE MIC GmbH.
IPO in 2000
The IPO of WIGE MEDIA AG sets the course for further growth. The Television and Communication business segments will be transferred to their own companies with WIGE MEDIA as the group’s umbrella in order to further support the independent development of business ideas.
WIGE MIC Informationssysteme GmbH, the subsidiary responsible for data result services and new technologies, is renamed WIGE DATA. In addition, the company is “On-Venue Result” partner of the Organizing Committee of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and supplier of the complete data service for the Winter Olympics.
Over 40 years as an independent media house, we have committed ourselves to upholding traditional values while at the same time spurring on the creation of something new. With the development into additional parts of the company and the perspective expansion of the portfolio, _wige has changed the structure and thus also the logo of the group of companies comprehensively.
The constantly changing market finally led to the renaming and restructuring of the old _wige MEDIA AG into the new SPORTTOTAL AG. Again there is a new look which embodies the new digital orientation.