Youth, amateur and semi-professional soccer teams are subject to extremely limited budgets which curtail their ability to broadcast games to fans. The exorbitant costs of professional video coverage result means that fans at the games are typically the only ones who get to see the action. Professional soccer teams enjoy broadcast coverage options with sports channels like ESPN, ESPN Plus, Fanatiz, fuboTV, beIN SPORTS, FOX Sports (FS1 and FS2), AT&T TV, GolTV, Univision, CBS ALL ACCESS, peacock, Telemundo and NBCSN.
Fortunately, Pixellot has arrived, and this innovative AI sports broadcaster is finding the back of the net with all soccer teams around the country. Based in Israel – the tech hub of the Middle East – Pixellot is a global leader in sportstech with its proprietary AI, automated video production systems. The engineers, software & hardware developers, and technical experts have created a powerful solution for broadcasting soccer games. And they are doing it at cut-rate prices too.
What is the Pixellot Sports Broadcasting Solution All About?
Pixellot blows away the competition by dint of what it is, and what it does. For starters, Pixellot sports broadcasting does not require manned camera crews, technical experts, or a PhD in electronics to operate. The cameras cover 180° of the soccer pitch, to provide uninterrupted coverage of the action. Multiple cameras are strategically stacked in a camera box for complete coverage of the field of play.
Where cameras meet, footage is seamlessly stitched together to create the ‘panoramic’ view that is necessary in professional soccer broadcasts. No camera operators are required, no audio operators are involved, no graphics coordinators are needed, no producers take part, and no technical director is involved – it’s simply two soccer teams battling it out with a sophisticated AI sports broadcasting system filming everything.
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From a technical perspective, full high-definition 1080p broadcasts at native 50/60 frames per second are possible. Soccer teams can easily add additional camera units for a richer broadcast, and thanks to automatic mode, it’s easy to handle the end-to-end video experience with Pixellot.
Panoramic coverage of the field ensures that every set piece, tackle, slide, corner, throw-in, kick, penalty, and felt is captured on screen and broadcast to soccer fans online. Thanks to a variety of popular monetization models, valuable marketing dollars can be generated with this AI-automated sports production system.
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From a user’s perspective, Pixellot confers many benefits including a fully downloadable mobile app for mobile devices. Users can easily focus on specific plays, record game segments, and easily manage footage for sharing on social media, for reviews and play-by-plays, and for archiving purposes.
Few sports broadcasting solutions offer quite as many detailed options as the Pixellot system. Further, sophisticated computer vision algorithms allow the cameras to clearly identify the ball, and the players in soccer games. The action is so realistic, it looks as if there is a skilled camera crew filming every play.
The Technical Aspects of Pixellot Automated Sports Production
Believe it or not, Pixellot produces substantially more content per month than major sports broadcasting networks like ESPN. The reason that this is the case is because Pixellot does not limit sports broadcasting coverage to top tier professional leagues; it brings sports broadcasting to the masses of amateur and semiprofessional sports teams all over the world. With AI-based sports production systems ready to roll, Pixellot covers a growing number of sports all over the world.
Pixellot works so well because of the grass-roots approach to broadcasting sports. Instead of focusing on a few major sports with millions of viewers, this AI-based sports production system focuses on many games each with a limited audience of viewers. The growth potential for this model is substantial. Among the many different sporting events that can enjoy affordable broadcast coverage with Pixellot are 2-3 college league teams, high school teams, lower league teams, and youth teams. In fact, the largest number of events which can benefit from Pixellot coverage or youth basketball, Little League teams.
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Already, this AI-based automatic sports production system is showcased at over 6500+ venues and fields around the world, with some 16 sport types covered, with some 90,000+ monthly live hours of sport, and 500,000+ live games produced. These numbers are increasing all the time this is a testament to the huge popularity of automated sports cameras, particularly during trying times under current conditions.
All in all, the benefits of implementing artificial intelligence with fully calibrated smart camera systems with full analytics capabilities and tremendous marketing potential makes sense. Whether it’s youth sports, high school sports, second and third tier professional sports, or even professional sports, the advantages of Pixellot technology are evident for all to enjoy.