DirectShot Joins Sportradar’s “Acceleradar” Program

New Initiative Is Aimed at Fueling Startups and Stimulating Innovation By Providing Access to Big Data

Annapolis, MD February 21 – DirectShot, a new company at the forefront of automated, data-driven video production, announced today that it has joined Sportradar’s “Acceleradar” initiative, an effort aimed at developing new and innovative businesses in the fast-growing field of sports data and analytics.

According to Benn Gurton, Head of Business Development at Sportradar, “Supporting the startup ecosystem has long been a core principle at Sportradar. Our hope is that this program will launch a number of companies and innovative applications for sports fans, teams, brands and other industry stakeholders.”

DirectShot is a new venture that has developed a proprietary method for creating original video reports from structured data. The company’s automated process analyzes data, and then employs a cloud-based system that composes original scripts, creates narration, audio and graphic elements, and outputs a fully produced video that can be delivered on any screen.

Recently, DirectShot worked with NASCAR on a groundbreaking project to produce personalized videos for NASCAR’s fantasy sports participants, drawing on data contained within NASCAR’s game platform. It is the first-ever deployment of personalized video technology in the fantasy sports industry, and was nominated as Best Video Project of the Year at the Fantasy Sports Trade Association’s 2017 Winter Conference.

“Access to Sportradar’s deep data sets will enable us to develop even more innovative video products in a wide range of sports,” said Andrew Walworth, CEO & founder of DirectShot. “We look forward to announcing a number of new and exciting projects in the months ahead, and to building on our new relationship with Sportradar.”

Sportradar is based in Minneapolis and has quickly built an industry reputation for offering the highest quality data distribution and digital product solutions. Exclusive agreements with the NFL, NBA, NHL, and NASCAR are among its 65 worldwide league and federation partnerships.

For more information:
Emily Johnson/Tel: 410 280 8528/Email: emily.johnson@directshotvideo.com

ABOUT DIRECTSHOT
DirectShot is at the forefront of Data-driven Video Production. The firm combines big data with automated, cloud-based production to deliver customized video content to viewers via text, chat, email, and social media. Learn more at www.directshotvideo.com.

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