Flowics partners with Stats Perform to add data capability to Flowics Graphics
Flowics has added powerful new data capability to its cloud-based broadcast engine, Flowics Graphics.
In tandem with becoming an official partner of Stats Perform and a member of the company’s Sports Partners Intelligence Network (SPIN), Flowics is able to provide a native connector for Stats Perform APIs that allows integration of sports data and statistics without the need for any custom development. It also represents the first in a long line of integrations that includes the development of data connectors for many other data providers across different verticals.
As with all other data connectors, the Stats Perform solution has been developed for ease of use and doesn’t require any hardware or local software. As well as providing data for on-site producers and technicians, data can also be integrated into remote graphics workflows.
The partnership and data integration also enables Stats Perform and Flowics’ mutual clients to draw on data from dozens of sports and competitions, including games from all soccer leagues and other leagues, including the NBA, NHL, MLB and NFL. Users simply configure their authentication keys into the system and the Flowics connector will take care of the rest.
With competition for viewers becoming more intense all the time, sports broadcasters are looking to distinguish their offerings in all sorts of ways – some more visible than others. Here, too, the Flowics Stats Perform Connector is able to assist by supporting data augmentations that mean clients can add extra fields to the original datasets provided by Stats Perform – for example, with language translations and custom images of players or team logos.
The first customer to use the new connector is ESPN Latin America. The deployment revolves around a sports news format, SportsCenter+, that is being transmitted on the new Disney OTT service Star+. The channel delivers 10 hours of live coverage per weekend and includes extensive news content.
For the format of this channel, a left bar overlay is visible at all times. Star+ is using the Stats Perform Connector in conjunction with Flowics Graphics, which allows a wide variety of data to be displayed during live transmission of sports events, including game score, fixtures, top scorers, league standings and match stats.