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Bleacher Report Expands Partnership with WSC Sports to Create AI-Generated Video for UEFA Champions and Europa League Coverage

November 13, 2018

TEL AVIV, Israel & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 13, 2018--Bleacher Report today announced it has expanded its relationship with WSC Sports, the leader in AI powered sports video content, to create and distribute video highlights of the UEFA (Union of European Football Association) games on Bleacher Report, the Bleacher Report app and Bleacher Report Live. Previously, WSC Sports and Bleacher Report partnered on video needs for college basketball and football, including personalized highlights for fans based on their college affiliation within the app, as well as March Madness and NBA coverage.

Bleacher Report works with WSC’s machine learning platform to automatically create video highlights of key plays, players and games based on rules predetermined by Bleacher Report that can be customized and delivered in real time across Bleacher Report, Bleacher Report Live, its app and social channels. The new relationship covers the Champions League and the Europe League of UEFA.

As the premier digital destination for millennial sports fans, Bleacher Report is committed to bringing new innovations to the way young people consume sports. The WSC Sports’ platform will be added to Bleacher Report’s technology toolkit to deliver short form video content that exists alongside existing content and live broadcast for a more complete fan experience.

“Bleacher Report is constantly working to bring fans closer to the games and sports they love. WSC Sports’ platform enables us to create customized highlights of every key moment for UEFA fans in real time. Based on the success we’ve seen with pro and college sports, we are excited to bring the same technology to world football fans in the same short-form format we know they love,” said Bennett Spector, VP of Programming for Bleacher Report.

“We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Bleacher Report to cover the UEFA Champions and Europa League,” said Daniel Shichman, Co-Founder and CEO of WSC Sports. “Bleacher Report continues to innovate the fan experience and we are proud to help them bring personalized videos to their fans across all Bleacher Report channels.”

WSC Sports currently works across ten different sports in five continents. In addition to Bleacher Report, WSC Sports with brands such as the National Basketball Association, Major League Soccer, PGA, USL, World Surfing League, FIBA, Turner Sports, Cricket Australia and others.

About Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report is the premier digital destination for millennial sports fans creating and collaborating on the culture of sports for the next generation of fans. Its vision for making sports bigger than games has led to unmatched engagement on social media, where it consistently ranks as a top publisher on each platform. Bleacher Report also provides an industry-leading fan experience on mobile devices through Bleacher Report, the top-rated smartphone and tablet app. Find Bleacher Report at  www.bleacherreport.com  and on Instagram  @BleacherReport. Bleacher Report is a division of Turner Sports.

About WSC Sports

WSC Sports’ platform generates personalized sports videos for every platform and every sports fan - automatically and in real-time.

Currently being used by leading media rights owners such as NBA, Turner Sports, MLS, FIBA, PGA and others, WSC Sports’ platform utilizes advanced AI and Machine Learning technologies to analyze live sports broadcasts, identify each and every event that occurs in the game, create customized short-form video content and publish to any digital destination. This enables partners to instantly generate and distribute professionally edited personalized clips and videos at a large scale, to engage audiences and maximize video monetization opportunities.

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CONTACT: Bleacher Report

Tyger Danger, 954-646-3312

tdanger@bleacherreport.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK MIDDLE EAST ISRAEL

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOCCER TECHNOLOGY AUDIO/VIDEO GENERAL SPORTS SPORTS

SOURCE: Bleacher Report

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