The Australian Ice Hockey League has announced a major data and AV distribution rights partnership with Sportradar.
Sportradar acquires the worldwide data and audio-visual distribution rights, excluding Australia and New Zealand, through to the end of the 2024 season.
As a leading global sports technology company creating immersive experiences for sports fans, Sportradar will deliver a range of advanced technological solutions.
One of the main solutions is Connected Stadium, a state-of-the-art automated technology that captures live games and enhances the quality of video production for a more engaging fan experience.
The Connected Stadium camera system will be installed in six league venues by 2024, starting with the O’Brien Icehouse in Melbourne. The live feed from the camera system will be used by both local and international broadcasters to help increase viewership and build a larger fanbase for the AIHL.
All eight teams in the AIHL will also be able to use the Synergy coaching and scouting platform, offering full access to videos and detailed analytics to assist with the process of scouting and drafting of players.
Sportradar will also help safeguard the AIHL’s integrity, providing access to the Universal Fraud Detection System, its bet monitoring and match fixing detection service.
This new relationship increases Sportradar Integrity Services’ portfolio of ice hockey partners to 10 different leagues around the world, including the National Hockey League and Canadian Hockey League in North America and the Champions Hockey League in Europe.