These days, sports fans have come to expect up-to-the-minute information to appear on their screens when watching live sporting events. In fact, it’s hard to imagine the days without it. But that data has to come from somewhere, and somehow it has to make it into the graphics without delay.
For production teams that use Flowics Graphics, data connectors simplify the integration of external live data from different sources, thereby streamlining broadcast graphics creation and operation. The data flows from the source through the connector into Flowics Graphics in real time, automatically populating the graphics that appear on the screen.
We already have a large and varied catalog of data connectors — including many for sports, but we are constantly expanding our catalog to fulfill the needs of a growing customer base. You ask, we deliver!
Today, we are excited to announce new native integrations that will benefit those who create live, data-driven broadcast graphics for sports betting, car racing, equestrian competitions, and esports productions, among others.
The new additions to our catalog are:
Scoreboard OCR: The Scoreboard OCR software perfectly reads scoreboard data through images and camera feeds using optical character recognition (OCR) technology. With the new data connector for Scoreboard OCR, production teams can receive digits from physical scoreboards into Flowics Graphics. To learn more about the Scoreboard OCR data connector, read here.
RushBet: RushBet is a Latin American online sports betting provider with a huge offer of games in 31 disciplines — including soccer, basketball, and pingpong, among others — from thousands of markets every day of the year.
PUBG Mobile: PUBG Mobile is a free battle royale shooter game in which players fight extreme battles in 10-minute matches anytime and anywhere. There are more than 1 billion players worldwide. The PUBG Mobile connector works in combination with the Flowics Middleware Data Bridge to gain access to local game data. To learn more about the PUBG Mobile data connector, watch this client case.
Equipe: Equipe is an application to manage equestrian shows. It provides equestrian competition data related to riders, horses, people connected to the shows, start lists, results, and prizes.
Rivalry: Rivalry is a sports and esports online betting site visited by 145 million betting enthusiasts. This new integration will enable production teams to bring live data like game winner and match winner odds to their Flowics Graphics.
RaceHero: The RaceHero API delivers data about car races from the National Auto Sport Association racing series. The data includes entry lists, schedules, live timing, and results. As live data flows into the Flowics platform from RaceHero, production teams use it to create graphics viewers rely on to track and analyze car races.
Using these new connectors, broadcasters can create data-driven graphics with live updates and integrations with scoreboards, timing equipment, and sports statistics providers. The new additions give them more opportunities to produce different kinds of live sports events — and enrich the storytelling in the sports events they already cover.
Data connectors are a distinctive feature of the Flowics platform and are proving to solve an important issue in the broadcast industry. We’ve continually got new data provider partnerships in the works, so stay tuned for more additions to the data connector catalog!
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