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Genius Sports and FIBA unveil new LiveStats Webcast

By November 3, 2016 No Comments

With the 2016/17 basketball season underway, Genius Sports, in partnership with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), is proud to announce the launch of its new and improved 2017 LiveStats Webcast product.

New features include an updated Live Video tab that creates a full second screen viewing experience, new statistics including comparisons between team leaders throughout the duration of a game as well as several new languages, all creating a responsive and easily navigable layout across all devices.

Over the past decade, Genius Sports has worked alongside FIBA, the world governing body of basketball, to provide the premier live data experience for basketball fans in over 120 countries, covering up to 1,000 games a week. One of the main objectives of the cooperation has been the continued support of FIBA’s membership with best practice and innovative digital tools to enhance efficiency and to create opportunities for additional revenue for leagues and federations.

Genius Sports’ Webcasts provide dynamic live statistics that evolve in real time to the events of any game. Millions of fans and basketball stakeholders worldwide are provided with player and team-specific statistics and percentages that display key performance metrics in a visually engaging manner.

For the new basketball season, Genius Sports has created a Webcast product that is more engaging, provides a greater level of content and is more accessible.

Recognising the increasing demand for live global sports content, Genius Sports has also created a new Summary page that provides basketball fans with a visual snapshot of the current in-play action.

Patrick Baumann, FIBA Secretary General and International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member, said: “With the basketball season underway, we are delighted to unveil our new LiveStats Webcast product. Over the last ten years, we have worked closely with Genius Sports to develop this key element of our reporting which is now available to our stakeholders and basketball fans across the globe.”

Nick Maywald, Managing Director of Genius Sports said: “In launching our new LiveStats Webcast product, Genius Sports’ offering is now more engaging, more informative and more accessible for millions of basketball fans worldwide.

“Working as a true partner with sports is in Genius Sports’ DNA, and there is no better example than the strong partnership we have with FIBA. Working so closely with FIBA to deliver best practice, innovative technology and data solutions to the world of basketball really is a wonderful privilege”