01 September, 2016
30 April, 2017
14/11/2016
Press Release
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Basketball Champions League teams up with WSC to provide next-gen video highlights


MIES, Switzerland/TEL AVIV, Israel (Basketball Champions League) - Basketball Champions League (BCL) and WSC Sports Technologies, an innovative sports video technology company, have teamed up in a project for automated video highlight creation and delivery to provide Basketball Champions League fans, teams and players with more customized highlight packages than ever before.

The Basketball Champions League and WSC will partner to provide innovative digital content. This ground-breaking partnership in Europe will offer unprecedented amount of content to fans on the Basketball Champions League digital channels.

WSC provides an innovative workflow automation solution from ingestion of live content to distribution of automatically created short-form videos, tailor-made, customized and personalized for every need. The company’s unique sport video technology automatically analyses sports broadcast in real-time, identifies every moment in a game and generates customized highlights on every player, team and moment. Among the winners of the 2016 Sports Technology Awards, WSC’s customers include the NBA, Turner Sports, Big East Conference, BT Sport and others.

Basketball Champions League and WSC will now offer extensive pre-game and post-game coverage to fans in order to give the Basketball Champions League a round-the-clock exposure on top of all live games.

The Basketball Champions League social media channels have already gathered 140'000 fans and generated above 2.5 million video views. This partnership will help the Basketball Champions League to further promote and share content to teams and star players directly. This content will serve as a major promotion platform for Basketball Champions League’s broadcast partners who will see their brand featured in all clips distributed to teams and players. 

"It is with great pleasure that we launch our collaboration with WSC Sports Technologies for the Basketball Champions League. Our aim is to provide fans with customized content at a scale never seen before in similar European competitions," said Basketball Champions League CEO, Patrick Comninos.

"As Basketball Champions League fans’ demand for video on digital and social platforms continues to grow, WSC’s technology will give us the tools to meet that demand and bring our competition to the highest level of an ever-growing digital offer."

"We also hope that this unlimited, high quality inventory of digital content will ultimately drive more fans to watch our games on TV. The WSC technology is ground breaking, innovative and so is the Basketball Champions League."

"We are proud to partner with the Basketball Champions League to provide European and global fans customized content to follow their teams and players of this unique basketball competition”, said Daniel Shichman, CEO and co-founder of WSC Sports. "The Basketball Champions League has a great growth potential and our technology will help scale content distribution and exposure while tailoring videos to fan’s appetite."

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About WSC Sports
WSC Sports has developed a video creation and distribution platform that automatically and in real-time scans sports broadcasts, identifies each and every event that occurs in the game, generates and then publishes short-form videos to any digital destination, including various fan-facing applications developed by the company. Among WSC’s clients are some of the largest media rights holders: the NBA, Turner Sports (March Madness, ELeague), Bleacher Report, the Big East Conference, NBL and more. Visit www.wsc-sports.com or follow @WSC_Sports.

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About Basketball Champions League
The Basketball Champions League is an innovative 50-50 joint partnership between FIBA and 10 top European leagues. It is a fair competition based on sporting principles with teams qualifying through national leagues. It is a truly European club competition with 30 countries.

For further information about the Basketball Champions League, visit www.championsleague.basketball or follow us on facebook.com/basketballCLtwitter.com/basketballCL, instagram.com/basketballCL and youtube.com/basketballCL.