May 3, 2018
German Football Club FC St. Pauli Launches Next-Gen Video Platform From TeraVolt Enhanced By 3SS
Hamburg-based Bundesliga soccer team FC St. Pauli is first sports club to deploy innovative new end-to-end sports video platform “Jupiter” devised and developed by TeraVolt (www.fcstpauli.com/tv)
TeraVolt selected 3SS’ 3READY front end for Jupiter to enable sports teams to rapidly launch engaging, branded, data-rich services for fans
With further club TV launches imminent, Jupiter’s game virtualizations and live-generated statistics will enhance watching football for more TV spectators
Ground-breaking Jupiter solution offers powerful and resource-efficient white label opportunity to transform viewer engagement with live sports action on any device
Stuttgart, Germany, May 3, 2018 – TeraVolt and 3 Screen Solutions today announced that German Bundesliga football club FC St. Pauli has launched a new online video service for fans based on “Jupiter”, the pioneering new end-to-end multiscreen sports video platform devised by TeraVolt which takes advantage of 3SS’ 3READY front end solution.
3READY at Jupiter’s front end enables broadcasters and service providers to fast-track launches of engaging branded services.
At Jupiter’s core is a custom designed data engine which dynamically captures a variety of information from the live action on the pitch to create multiple feeds of video, statistics and screen graphics which enhance the broadcast. By combining and modulating the data being generated and collected, using complex algorithms, the data engine enables viewers to benefit from individual highlights, one-click access to their favorite scenes and live on-screen analysis.
By paying a monthly subscription fee to the club, FC St. Pauli followers can enjoy:
- Live audio broadcasts of matches with live graphical simulations
- On demand searchable video archive of all matches
- All games enriched with markers of match highlights and granular team data such as performance, dominance and goal probability
- Dynamically generated individual highlight clips
- Press conferences, interviews, training reports and background clips
Jupiter’s backend analyses video and the supplementary data to create a whole new sports viewing experience. The Scene Detection functionality of Jupiter, with its data capture and management capability with nimble indexing, gives the user easy access to a wide array of features during the live match. For example, the viewer can watch all highlight scenes in a sequence, they can access all video of a particular player across the season, or the viewer can select and watch all scenes involving players of a certain nationality.
Statistics being calculated and displayed via Jupiter extend far beyond just keeping score, showing a ticker, and evaluating ball possession rates. Jupiter provides individual dynamically updated ratings for each player on the field, based on position and performance. A striker gets graded on number of shots on goal from inside the box, for instance, while an offensive winger gets points for accurate crosses. With Jupiter, viewers can decide for themselves who was the most valuable player on their team, where the game was won or lost (was the decisive action in mid-field, or was it inside the box?) and which players were the real stars of the game.
Jupiter brings new kinds of KPIs and analytics to the screen. Using metadata, Jupiter creates video content. For example, the system tracks match activity to deliver comparative assessments of team ball possession, ‘dominance’ and ‘goal probability. TeraVolt and 3SS engineered real-time visualization software inside Jupiter’s video player to enable the display of relative team performance via attractive onscreen graphics.
Instant summaries can be generated every 15 minutes for speedy posting on social platforms or as a snapshot update for users.
Another key feature which Jupiter enables for the FC St. Pauli deployment is live onscreen animation, showing player positions and ball trajectory which, combined with a dedicated online radio stream, supplements rolling text-based ticker information with additional dynamic visual content. This capability to create a video-like experience online makes social media sharing easy for viewers, and it will prove valuable to any sports team wishing to broadcast directly to fans, but not in possession of live TV rights.
Automation and A/B testing capabilities in 3READY will help clubs deploying Jupiter, such as FC St. Pauli, alongside sports broadcasters and service operators, to quickly and clearly understand what new features will resonate best with viewers, empowering them to build stronger relationships with their audiences.
Announcements of further Jupiter deployments with top Bundesliga clubs are imminent. Meanwhile, TeraVolt and 3SS are engaged in discussions with international sports clubs as well as national sports associations and worldwide governing bodies which may see Jupiter deployed elsewhere for team-specific and sport-specific multiscreen TV offerings.
“With Jupiter, together with 3SS we are offering an entirely new class of video platform for sports broadcasting,” said Tobias Kunkel, Managing Partner of TeraVolt. “Our goal for Jupiter is to provide an end-to-end solution to enable sports teams of all kinds, like FC St. Pauli, to more powerfully engage with their fans via multimedia services that deliver deeper viewer appeal and traction, meanwhile benefitting from maximum operational flexibility,” he added.
“We are excited about the potential of Jupiter to make watching and following sports more immersive and exciting for viewers on whatever device they choose,” said Kai-Christian Borchers, Managing Director of 3SS.
“Through our partnership with TeraVolt, and with the capabilities of 3READY, we are collaborating to create state-of-the-art technology that delivers next generation services for subscribers,” he added.
TeraVolt GmbH is an owner-managed agency for enhanced TV based in Hamburg, Germany. TeraVolt specializes in developing outstanding new TV experiences and product beacons for our customers. We provide tailor-made solutions from market-specific consultation to the creation of electrifying, visionary products to the technical implementation and operations of your project. We place our focus on effective and measurable success. TeraVolt offers its business partners an extraordinary market advantage because the experience of putting our own digital strategies and visions into practice is in our DNA. As a result, we have first-hand knowledge of all relevant TV platforms, mobile platforms, technologies and business models. www.teravolt.tv
About 3 Screen Solutions
3 Screen Solutions delivers world-class software solutions to service providers and technology innovators to bring video on any screen. 3SS designs and engineers bespoke front end and back end solutions for TV & Video. The ground-breaking 3READY Android STB + Multiscreen Solution solves broadcasters’ and operators’ challenges while elevating audience engagement, and transforming the economics of multiscreen digital entertainment. With 3READY, branded and custom services can be deployed faster, accelerating revenue flow. 3SS is an acknowledged leader in system integration, app development, UI/UX design innovation and solution architecture. Customers include major satellite, cable, IPTV, OTT and mobile TV operators, including Swisscom, Com Hem, Canal Digital, Unitymedia, Vodafone Kabel Deutschland, SES, Eutelsat, ProSiebenSat1 and O2/Telefonica. www.3ss.tv
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