IBC 2019: NEP Switzerland acquires multiple Pixellot Prime systems for sports market
Pixellot (stand 2.A09) and NEP Switzerland of the NEP Group announced a partnership to introduce award-winning AI production technology to Swiss sports leagues.
NEP Switzerland acquired several Pixellot Prime systems after conducting multiple successful tests on first league soccer and handball games in Zurich. NEP plans to purchase an additional twenty Pixellot Prime systems by end of year.
“The decision to integrate Pixellot’s Prime AI-Automated sports production as part of our production services will enable NEP to produce many more types of sporting events that up until now were never produced or broadcast,” said Reto Osterwalder, Managing Director of NEP Switzerland. “Pixellot’s cost-effective solution will enable NEP to bring many more hours of sports programing to the Swiss sports community. This is great news for federations, clubs, event organizers, as well as athletes and coaches in Switzerland and makes NEP the ‘one-stop-shop’ for all production needs.”
Pixellot Prime delivers full HD 1080p broadcasts at native 50-60 FPS and includes AIAutomated game highlights and graphics. Pixellot Prime can be augmented with additional camera angles, instant replays, and a live or remote commentator. Having produced over 400,000 games, and generating over 40,000 live hours per month to date has made Pixellot the biggest sports production company in the world.
“We’re thrilled to be working with one of the world’s top providers of broadcast services and media solutions. Adding AI Automated technology to sports production opens up a plethora of opportunities for covering sporting events that were never covered before,” said Alon Werber, CEO of Pixellot. “The field-proven efficiencies of innovative AI technology enrich the variety and quantity of sports content produced. This will result in many more hours of live and on-demand sports than ever before for Swiss viewers.”