Okko Sport Announces Partnership With WSC Sports to Automate Real-Time Highlights Production

The Partnership Will Disrupt the Sports Tech Space by Introducing New Technology to the Russian Market

Okko Sport, the leading Russian subscription-based sports broadcaster, announced today a partnership with WSC Sports, the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI)-driven sports video technology.

Okko Sport , the official Russian broadcaster of the English Premier League, Major League Soccer and CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, will use WSC Sports’ proprietary technology to automate real-time highlights production. The technology involved in this partnership is new to the Russian market.

The partnership will also feature joint efforts by the two companies to develop innovative solutions that will disrupt the over-the-top content (OTT) and sports fan experiences in the Russian market.

Some of these developments and initiatives will be announced in the coming months.

“This partnership will immediately get more sports content in front of the millions of sports fans in Russia,” WSC Sports Head of Business Development, Central Eastern Europe & Russia Itai Epstein said. “Our technology will not only extend Okko Sport’s offerings but also distribute highlights and other short-form content to Russian sports fans faster than ever before. Our innovation won’t stop there. This partnership is the start of other initiatives our two companies have planned for the Russian marketplace.”

“We created Okko Sport to give football fans an opportunity to watch matches of their favorite teams with comfort and pleasure” said Mikhail Gershkovich, Head of Sports Projects, Rambler Group and Okko Sport. “Our innovative service offers fans a choice of commentary track, as well as stadium sounds, the ability to watch on three devices at the same time, at 50 FPS, in 4K and many other features. Now we are making the next step — thanks to the partnership with WSC Sports, Okko Sport clients will get even more premium sports content in real-time.”

About WSC Sports

WSC Sports’ proprietary AI technology platform automates the creation of highlights for over 100 leagues and broadcast partners across the globe, which include the NHL, NBA, ESPN, YouTubeTV, FIBA, Eleven Sports, Nascar and Bleacher Report. WSC Sports enables partners to create a mass of highlights in real-time that can be distributed directly over social media and other digital channels, in addition to a wide range of innovative solutions to increase brand awareness, disrupt fan engagement & personalization and maximize monetization opportunities.

About Okko Sport

Okko Sport is a subscription-based sports broadcasting service that offers the viewing of soccer matches with a frame rate of 50FPS and allows users to select an audio track. Users can also watch matches simultaneously on three devices and are able to switch between games in applications on all popular platforms. Launched in 2011, Okko Sports’ parent company, Okko multimedia service, is one of the largest Russia video-on-demand (VoD) service providers and is available on Smart TV, mobile (IOS & Android), Apple TV, PlayStation 4, and online web (PC). Okko multimedia service has a monthly audience of 17 million people.

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