Infostrada Sports Inks New UCI Deal to Deliver Video Archive

By Community | January 23, 2014

Infostrada Sports have renewed their partnership with the International Cycling Union (UCI) for the next three and a half years for the continued delivery of the tailor-made video archiving solution.

Infostrada Sports will continue to develop, design and maintain the UCI Download Centre. This Active Archive System is a web based video asset management system which allows for the ingesting, digitalisation, storing and further distribution and publication of video material.

The UCI Download Centre is capable of importing, exporting and transcoding of video footage. This footage can be enriched with custom sports metadata, drawn from Infostrada Sports’ database, and additional supporting files. Video then can be searched, browsed in low resolution and clipped into specific parts. Selected video files can be distributed to any ftp, in different formats for any use. The system also generates unique embeddable video players and automatic publication on YouTube.

The UCI Download Centre was initially deployed by Infostrada Sports in May 2013, helping to fulfill one of UCI’s missions to develop and promote all aspects of cycling.

“We are delighted that we have signed an agreement with such an important International Federation,” said Danny Menken, CEO Infostrada Sports.

“Over the last 15 years we have developed a significant results and common data platform for more than 300 sports, including all cycling disciplines. For Infostrada Sports it’s an important next step to deliver, in addition to data, also tailor-made video archiving solutions to, among others, National Federations and National Olympic Committees. By providing our innovative archive solution, combined with the provision of cycling data from our world leading sports database, I am convinced that we can help further strengthen UCI’s ambitions. “

Tobias Friedrich, TV Production & Broadcast Services Coordinator UCI added:
“The new UCI Download Centre delivers a reliable, sophisticated, user friendly solution to distribute the current UCI race footage as well the archive material which is already digitized.

“It is easy to use for our takers and as well for our team working with the system on a daily base. Since the Download Centre went online the UCI TV Department received positive feedback from all our partners world-wide and the multifunctional system has become an important tool to serve our clients.”