The European Volleyball Confederation (CEV), the governing body for volleyball in Europe, has partnered with WSC Sports, the global leader in AI-powered sports video content, to deliver real-time match highlights and a diverse offering of near-live video content, allowing CEV to bring the sport closer to the fans and reach new target audiences across its digital ecosystem.
The three-year partnership will kick-off at the CEV Champions League Volley group phase and include CEV’s key tournaments including the CEV EuroVolley, CEV EuroBeachVolley, as well as all other sanctioned CEV Volleyball and Beach Volleyball competitions.
“This partnership represents our determination to continue to innovate and modernize our sport, especially for our ever-growing number of fans all over the globe,” said Aleksander Boričić, President of CEV. “In addition to offering more content for the CEV’s digital ecosystem, our partnership with WSC will allow for all CEV Member Federations, clubs, players and our fans to relive the most exciting moments of our competitions and benefit from the creation of targeted content only moments after the actions occur on the court. We look forward to enhancing the digital experience of our entire European volleyball family with additional, must-see, highly entertaining content.”
“We are thrilled to partner with the European Volleyball Confederation and be there for every key match of the growing sport for the next three years,” said Aviv Arnon, Chief Business Development Officer at WSC Sports. “European Volleyball features sensational plays in every match and tournament, and WSC Sports’ AI-powered video content will produce every highlight within moments to enhance the audience’s viewing experience with CEV.”
The partnership will allow for a more immersive experience for the exponentially growing online CEV fanbase, which has already surpassed 1.2 million on social media channels and an additional 1 million official website(www.cev.eu) and OTT platform (EuroVolley.TV) users.
About WSC Sports
WSC Sports automates the creation and distribution of highlights for over 300 leagues and broadcast partners across the globe, including the NBA, ESPN, YouTubeTV, Bundesliga, LaLiga, Serie A, and DAZN.
Utilizing advanced AI and Machine Learning technologies, WSC Sports’ proprietary platform analyses live sports broadcasts, identifies each and every event that occurs in a game, and in real-time creates and publishes customized short-form videos. This enables sports media rights owners to maximize the use of their content, creating new revenue streams and a personalized fan experience on every platform for every type of fan.
About Confédération Européenne de Volleyball (CEV)
The European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) is the institution responsible for governing 56 National Federations throughout Europe and is recognised as such by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB).
The CEV’s primary goal is to promote Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, and Snow Volleyball and to raise the status of the sport to a higher level. Whether the game is played indoors, on sand or on snow, Volleyball connects and brings people together, from children playing in their free time up to professional, elite athletes.
We cultivate a strong sense of togetherness with all stakeholders, the Member National Federations, their national leagues, clubs, players, organisers, and other partners of European Volleyball, from grassroots to the top events.