Sportway expands partnership with Swedish Ice Hockey Association in northern Europe's largest network of AI-production systems for sports

16.03.2021

SPORTWAY EXPANDS TO 230 INSTALLATIONS IN NORTHERN EUROPE'S LARGEST NETWORK OF AI-PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

The Swedish Ice Hockey Association and Sportway Revolutionize Access to live Ice Hockey via svenskhockey.tv with Capacity to Deliver More Than 70,000 Streamed Games this 2021/2022 season.

Sportway Delivers Comprehensive Platform for Athletes, Clubs, Leagues and Federations, including World-Class AI Productions; Subscription and Pay-Per-View Revenue Models; Customizable Coaching and Development Tools;

Athlete Highlight Reels; On-Demand Safety Reviews, and More

Stockholm (16 March 2021) - Sportway and the Swedish Ice Hockey Association will enable 230 arenas in Sweden to be equipped to stream more than 70,000 games this 2021/2022 ice hockey season. An additional 68 arenas will have Sportways state-of-the-art production systems installed this spring, delivering automated video and data production using artificial intelligence (AI) to film, produce and broadcast live games throughout Sweden. Sportway's AI network represents the largest in Northern Europe for sports productions and provides clubs the opportunity to deliver high-quality coverage of all their teams' games via svenskhockey.tv, where fans can access live streams and on-demand productions.

"This past year's pandemic restrictions impacted access inside arenas, accelerating demand for innovative tech solutions like Sportway to provide digital access via high-quality live streaming productions. Thanks to our collaboration with the Swedish Ice Hockey Association, we're building upon that success by utilizing our fully automated systems to not only scale Sportway's reach to 230 hockey facilities this season, but also deliver premium content on a personal level for players, families, teams, coaches and organizers with our comprehensive portfolio of enhanced features," said Daniel Franck, CEO, Sportway.

Together with their industry-leading AI live production partner Live Arena, Sportway's video productions are driven by an algorithm specially developed for ice hockey games. All of the action is captured using Sportway's fixed, unmanned cameras, which create a panoramic view of the entire rink. The patented AI technology then automatically follows the game by panning and zooming in on key action, providing a professional viewing experience. The technology can also be linked with the Swedish Ice Hockey Association's database and game secretariat to automatically generate real-time graphics, as well as replays and post-game highlights.

Sportway now has nearly 220 installed production systems across Sweden, Norway and Finland, with expansion planned across a wide spectrum of sports ranging basketball, volleyball, floorball, handball and other indoor sports. Sportway strives to bring the power of live and on-demand video streaming to sports organizations everywhere, in order to ensure that all sports, on all levels, are available for everyone. These innovative production systems backed by Sportway's scalable business model help unlock a variety of benefits for participating federations, leagues and clubs, including additional revenue streams via subscriptions or pay-per-view monetization opportunities.

For more information, go to Sportway.com.