Israeli Basketball League Launching OTT Service

By Sree Varma | December 21, 2018

The Winner League, Israel’s Basketball Super League (BSL), has formed a new partnership with Sportradar to launch the first streaming broadcast platform from a league in the country.

WinnerLeague.TV will help fans watch every league game live via streaming on any connected devices through their browser.

In addition, the new platform will provide on-demand content including games highlights, key plays and in future, even more exclusive content which will be produced by both the league and the teams.

Shmuel Frenkel, the BSL’s chairman, said: “We are certain that the demand for online streaming will keep rising in the future and we’re very proud to be the first league in Israel to have OTT. We’re excited to work together with Sportradar and hope that this cooperation will last many years and across more fields. This is one more step in our technological advance for basketball fans in Israel and all over the world”.

Rainer Geier, Managing Director OTT at Sportradar, said: “When we launched our new OTT offering, I said it was crucial to have data and video together if you wanted to offer clients an OTT solution in this technological day and age. That has been borne out by our partnership with BSL on their new OTT platform and I’m proud to be able to give fans in Israel and beyond the opportunity to watch live and on demand coverage of this fantastic league across a wide range of devices for the first time.”

More than 25 organizations have signed up to Sportradar’s sports media solutions within the last 18 months, complementing their existing OTT partners including Borussia Dortmund, the World Rally Championship, Deutsche Telekom, LAOLA1.tv, ITF Davis Cup and Fed Cup, International Table Tennis Federation, EuroHockey and the IMMAF.

Link : https://www.sportradar.com/news-archive/sportradar-signs-winner-league-ott-deal/