ELEVEN Portugal, the leading sports media platform in Portugal, today announced a partnership with WSC Sports, the global leader in AI sports video technology, to bring automated real-time highlights to football fans in Portugal across ELEVEN Portugal’s OTT platform and social media channels. This collaboration will include the creation of highlights for UEFA Champions League, LaLiga, Premier League, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga games, among others.
WSC Sports’ AI and machine learning technology auto-detects, indexes and tags each moment from a game in real-time so that highlights can be automatically generated and distributed at speed and scale. ELEVEN Portugal will be utilizing this technology to create content to fill their owned and operated properties. In addition, ELEVEN Portugal will be implementing WSC Stories, an automated end-to-end solution that shows real-time highlights in a stories format in the OneBox on Google Search. WSC Stories are constantly updated as live games progress to bring fans an engaging, near-live viewing experience, driving traffic and potential subscribers to ELEVEN Portugal’s OTT platform.
“We are very excited about this innovative partnership with WSC Sports, which, for the first time, will give fans in Portugal the opportunity to view content associated with football games in real time, generated by Artificial Intelligence. We are the first channel in Portugal to provide this type of experience to fans. For example, highlights of UEFA Champions League or Premier League matches will be available after the starting whistle of each game when you search for the game on Google where you will be able to follow the best shots and goals of the games through AI, as well as immediate summaries on ELEVEN’s website/app and YouTube, shortly after the final whistle, allowing fans to have a unique accompaniment of their favorite teams” said Nuno Filipe Miranda, Head Of Marketing and Communications at ELEVEN Portugal.
“ELEVEN Portugal is one of the most innovative sports broadcasters in Europe, we are excited to work with them to deliver real-time football highlights and new ways for Portuguese fans to consume the top football content from Europe on the ELEVEN Portugal platforms.” said Ben Mirvis, Business Development Manager for WSC Sports. “We are thrilled to expand our relationship with ELEVEN Portugal and build upon the success we have had together in Belgium”.
About WSC Sports
WSC Sports automates the creation and distribution of highlights for over 250 leagues and broadcast partners across the globe, including the NBA, NHL, ESPN, YouTubeTV, Bundesliga, Serie A, and DAZN.
Utilizing advanced AI and Machine Learning technologies the WSC Sports proprietary platform analyzes 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 ELEVEN Portugal
ELEVEN is an award-winning distributor of sports content, presenting the best national and international competitions and entertainment programmes, fully dedicated to fans around the world. Growing globally, with a deep understanding of fans in every country, ELEVEN challenges the way live sport is presented.
ELEVEN delivers thousands of hours of premium LIVE sports content each year to millions of subscribers around the world, in Portugal, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Japan, Myanmar and Taiwan.
ELEVEN holds the broadcast rights to some of the world’s most respected sports leagues such as the UEFA Champions League, Premier League, LaLiga, Bundesliga, Ligue1, Pro League, Formula E, NASCAR, NFL, WTA1000, Endesa League, and more.
ELEVEN’s approach ensures fans are always engaged, on-air, online and on social media. ELEVEN’s OTT platform is at the heart of its long-term strategy, offering fans a flexible experience across all their devices. ELEVEN offers premium live sports coverage in local languages, complemented by news, comprehensive near-field and studio analysis, digital content and local programming. ELEVEN services are available 24/7 in multi-screen, multi-audio, ELEVEN Extra, Full HD or 4K and are produced locally to the highest international standards.