We’re delighted to announce that WSC Sports are winners of the AI-ML curation of Sports Highlights award at the 74th Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards.
The Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards are given for developments in engineering technologies that either represent so extensive an improvement on existing methods or are so innovative in nature that they materially have affected television.
A committee of highly qualified engineers working in television considers technical developments in the industry and determines which, if any, merit an award.
WSC Sports was an honoree in this year’s award as the developer of an AI-powered platform that enables sports media rights holders to generate and distribute customized video highlights automatically and in real-time.
Content teams from the biggest names in sports, including the NBA, ESPN, NHL, DAZN (and more than 300 others), utilize the WSC Sports platform to automatically generate any type of customized video, suitable for each and every platform, without the need for extensive manual work. This caters to the desires of modern sports fans, who want to consume more content, with greater levels of personalization, on a variety of platforms as close to real time as possible.
“We’re proud to be recognized for such a prestigious award,” said Daniel Shichman, WSC Sports CEO and Co-Founder. “Being honored with a Tech Emmy is recognition of the highest order and proof that we are making a positive impact in the way the biggest sports properties generate content and ultimately deliver a much better viewing experience for sports fans around the world.”
“The Technology & Engineering Emmy Award was the first Emmy Award issued in 1949 and it laid the groundwork for all the other Emmys to come,” said Adam Sharp, CEO & President, NATAS. “We are extremely happy about honoring these prestigious individuals and companies, again in partnership with NAB, where the intersection of innovation, technology and excitement in the future of television can be found.”
“This latest class of technology Emmy Award honorees are in keeping with the tradition, innovation and impact that these innovations have had over the last 74 years,” said Joe Inzerillo, Co-Chair, NATAS Technology Achievement Committee.
Other winners in the ‘AI-ML curation of Sports Highlights’ category included Comcast, YouTube TV (Google) and IBM.
WSC Sports was also previously a shortlisted finalist at the 2022 Sports Emmy® Awards in the category Outstanding Digital Innovation that focused on WSC Sports’ collaboration with the PGA TOUR during THE PLAYERS Championship 2021.
*Emmy® Award statue imagery courtesy of ATAS/NATAS.
About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational, and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Awards for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime and Daytime Creative Arts programming, as well as achievements in television Technology & Engineering.
NATAS membership consists of more than 18,000+ broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including regional student television and its Student Award for Excellence and the National Student Production Awards for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public.
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, NHL, Bleacher Report, and the Pac-12.
Utilizing advanced AI and machine learning technologies, 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.