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IQ Video Solutions launches new entry level AI platform for capturing live sports


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25 May 2021 – Alkmaar, Netherlands – IQ Video Solutions (IQ-VS), a brand of Mobile Viewpoint, has announced the launch of IQ Club, the latest in a series of AI driven platforms for automating the live streaming of sports and for populating sports analysis platforms without the need of camera people.

Artificial Intelligence is gaining adoption in the sports world, and is viewed by many as allowing lower league clubs and grass root sports to monetize content but without the need of major investment. IQ-Club is the latest offering from IQ-VS that is deemed as a new low cost entry level solution for the IQ-SP series of AI driven live sports.

Michel Bais, Managing Director of Mobile Viewpoint explains “We have been developing AI solutions for live sports for the last two years but we have been aiming these solutions at broadcasters and production companies who need a high level of quality and reliability. We launched the  IQ-Club, with its pay-as-you-go business model, to allow smaller clubs to live stream to either their own social media or own OTT broadcast channel, but at a price point that is very compelling.”

The IQ series of sports production (IQ-SP) solutions uses a high resolution camera to capture the whole pitch. Using AI, the IQ solution creates a cut-out of the action that tracks the action without the need of an onsite camera person or a director.

Bais continues “Many media right holders and clubs actually not only want a live stream, but require a method to capture video automatically for use within analytical sports packages. We are able to create multiple streams that can include a live stream for playout, and a different second stream that can be uploaded to an analytical package simultaneously. And because we capture the whole pitch, it is possible to make extra streams from the recording once the match is finished so nothing is ever missed.”

Analytical packages have become a much needed asset for many coaches and trainers to improve on their tactics, but they require good quality content and the IQ-Club can facilitate. IQ-Club can cater for a range of different indoor and outdoor sports including football, rugby, handball, hockey and basketball. IQ-Club can be managed remotely via a comprehensive browser based management portal including scheduling, highlight creation, graphics and scoreboard overlay to create highly professional live productions.

IQ-VS also partner with analytical specialists Provispo where they have created a seamless integration to allow automated uploads making content available in their own cloud environment or to third part analytical packages.

IQ-VS will be holding a free webinar on 26 May 2021 to launch the new solution where everybody is welcome.

About IQ Video Solutions: Based in the Netherlands, IQ Video Solutions (IQ-VS) develop world leading automated sports production and studio production platforms based on the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI).  As a brand of Mobile Viewpoint,  their IQ-Sports Production (IQ-SP) platform enables broadcasters, sports clubs and right holders to remotely live stream games and populate analytical packages without the need of camera people or an onsite director. Their AI driven platforms, including both IQ-SP and vPilot for studio automation, both enable professional productions without the requirement of camera people and are in daily use by professional football teams, media right holders, sports federations as well as visual radio set-ups, emergency news rooms, sports stadiums and for corporates looking to create professional media communications within their own studio environment. iqvideosolutions.com

 


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