German Bundesliga football club FC St. Pauli has launched an online video service for fans based on Jupiter, the new end-to-end multiscreen sports video platform devised by TeraVolt which takes advantage of 3SS’ 3Ready front end solution.
This was announced by German enhanced TV agency TeraVolt and 3 Screen Solutions (3SS), a German software solutions provider for multiscreen platform operators.
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 algorithms, the data engine enables viewers to benefit from individual highlights, one-click access to their favourite 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, a searchable video archive of all matches, all games enriched with markers of match highlights and team data such as performance, dominance and goal probability, individual highlight clips as well as press conferences, interviews, training reports and background clips.
Jupiter’s backend analyses video and the supplementary data to create a new sports viewing experience. The scene detection functionality, with its data capture and management capability and indexing, gives users access to a wide array of features during the live match. For example, viewers can watch all highlight scenes in a sequence, they can access all video of a particular player across the season, or they can select and watch all scenes involving players of a certain nationality.
Jupiter provides individually 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. 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.
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 visualisation software inside Jupiter’s video player to enable the display of relative team performance via on-screen graphics. Instant summaries can be generated every 15 minutes for posting on social media platforms or as a snapshot update for users.
Another key feature which Jupiter enables for FC St. Pauli TV is live on-screen animation, showing player positions and ball trajectory which, combined with a dedicated online radio stream, supplements rolling text-based ticker information with additional visual content. According to TeraVolt and 3SS, 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.
Announcements of further Jupiter deployments with top Bundesliga clubs are imminent, according to the companies. 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.