NetcoSports Enriches Boxing Shows with Real-Time Data
Boxers are followed during their fights thanks to PIQ’s sensors placed in their gloves. These sensors record in real time the blows as well as the speed and the power of the strikes, thanks to GAIA, the 1st Artificial Intelligence system for autonomous understanding of sporting gestures. NETCOSPORTS then synchronizes the recorded data thanks to its solution, synchronize them and integrates them into a graphical interface to make them understandable on screens. From the OB trucks, EUROMEDIA production teams then choose the best angles and data to display during replays and push them on CANAL+ subscribers’ screens.
The solution developed by NETCOSPORTS allows a nearly instantaneous integration and provides maximum reactivity for the teams to enrich displayed contents. According to Matthieu SKRZYPNIAK, CTO Innovations at NETCOSPORTS, « viewers are more and more connected and eager about unpublished information. We are confident that this kind of innovation will take an increasing place in the sport shows broadcasting industry as it is a great way to enhance the content offered to viewers. For the first time, production teams can not only select the best angle of view but also associate the most relevant data to illustrate an action... and do this almost live. »
Jean-Sébastien CRUZ, CEO of NETCOSPORTS, sees this innovation as « a mean for broadcasters to reinvent their offers in a disruptive and consumer-centric way. Such contextual data -and their associated services- represent a real added value for the end-user and a strong strategic argument for their providers. This new tool is also part of NETCOSPORTS’ DNA which aims at enhancing users’ experiences in the sport industry through digital solutions ».
NETCOSPORTS, subsidiary of EUROMEDIA GROUP, is an international company delivering digital and innovative solutions to the sport industry. The company works at developing tools and services for leagues, clubs, venues and broadcasters to help them engage their audience with unique digital experiences. Its teams are always on the lookout for the last technologies (Virtual Reality, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Chatbots, iBeacon, etc.) and integrate them at any step of the chain, from video recording to end-users’ applications. NETCOSPORTS works with more than 100 clients worlwide: Canal+, BeIN SPORTS, Fox Sports Australia, FIFA, UEFA, Stade de France, Roland Garros, Paris Saint Germain, Liverpool FC.