The Lions will take advantage PlaySight Live streaming and performance video for 12 teams; connexa Sports now works with over 140 NCAA sports programs
BALTIMORE, June 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Connexa Sports Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq:CNXA) (www.connexasports.com) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, PlaySight Interactive (www.playsight.com) has signed a technology partnership agreement with the Athletic Department of Emerson College, a private college with its main campus in Boston, MA. Lions student-athletes and coaches will soon have access to the PlaySight fixed and wearable connected camera platform, widely adopted as the standard for sports video throughout the NCAA, high school and professional sports.
PlaySight installs its technology in both indoor and outdoor facilities on Emerson’s campus, and its wearable GO technology is also used in other areas to broadcast and capture video of street games and away games. Joining Springfield College as PlaySight-powered programs in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), Lions are the Boston-area’s newest D3 program to merge with PlaySight, following in the footsteps of Emmanuel, Suffolk and Tufts kicks.
Matt Horan, Emerson’s interim director of athletic communications, was instrumental in bringing PlaySight into the program. “Emerson made the decision to invest in PlaySight for many different reasons. For one, the streaming capability allows for a great home viewing experience for fans and families of student athletes who can’t attend games. PlaySight also offers a great mobile solution for our teams hosting games off campus. This way we get coverage of all our competitions whether they are on campus or off campus.”
In his role as Sports Information Director, Horan is intimately familiar with the needs of today’s collegiate athlete, coach and fan from a video perspective. “I’m looking forward to the PlaySight streaming process. Game days can be stressful and PlaySight’s streaming service will make streaming all of our sporting events much easier. I look forward to providing a great viewing experience for the fans/parents who are unable to attend games.”
Bill Curley, Emerson’s men’s basketball head coach, former NBA player and McDonald’s All-American, is excited about the video enhancements PlaySight brings to his program. “We have a unique gym and the ability to use the PlaySight SmartTracking system to follow the action will not only give coaches time to analyze the game, but will also provide our viewers with a great broadcast experience during our games.”
Beyond the live streaming and broadcast benefits, PlaySight allows programs to capture video from multiple synchronized angles for pro-level breakdown capabilities. “Video doesn’t lie and the ability to provide instant feedback on an iPad with PlaySight’s playback system is priceless,” continued Curley.
“As a graduate and former coach at Emerson College, I am delighted that the Athletic Department has chosen PlaySight as their broadcast and video partner. I know it would certainly have made my life easier back then and I can’t wait to see the Lions live on the PlaySight Sports Network next season,” said Matt Gibson, director of sales for PlaySight.
Around connexa Sports Technologies:
Connexa Sports is a leading connected sports company providing products, technologies and services for the ‘Watch, Play, Learn’ commercial and subscription-as-a-service activities in sports. Digital disruption is changing the way sport is enjoyed, consumed and monetized, and Connexa Sports is well positioned to capitalize on it with its portfolio of brands: Slinger, PlaySight Interactive, Gameface.AI and Foundation Tennis.
With over a million users on its platform, Connexa’s mission is to reinvent esports through technological innovation and an unwavering focus on today’s sports consumer.
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