Second Spectrum, a division of Genius Sports, has won a Sports Emmy for its RomoVision NFL broadcasting product with CBS Sports.
At the 43rd annual Sports Emmy awards, and after just one season of usage in NFL broadcasting so far, RomoVision was presented with the George Wensel Technical Achievement Award, which recognizes ‘outstanding tech-based innovations in sports production and broadcasting’.
RomoVision is an interactive feature that ‘combines rich tracking data, computer vision and live augmentations to power immersive NFL broadcasts’ and a ‘new form of storytelling’.
By utilizing the NFL’s Next Gen Stats (NGS) feed with Second Spectrum’s live video augmentation pipeline, RomoVision tracks and draws precise player movements on-screen during first replays, before they are broken down and analyzed by former NFL quarterback Tony Romo to give ‘incredible levels of insight and customization’ to sports fans watching.
“We are incredibly proud of the innovative work done by our dedicated technical and creative teams along with our great partners at CBS to make RomoVision come alive,” commented Rajiv Maheswaran, President at Second Spectrum.
“We are grateful for the recognition and look forward to continuing to improve and personalize the experiences of sports fans everywhere.”
Mark Locke, CEO of Genius Sports, added: “Winning a Sports Emmy is a fantastic achievement that demonstrates how we are redefining fan engagement across the entire sports industry.
“RomoVision is leading a new wave of broadcast innovations, and Rajiv and his team have done a brilliant job working with CBS to gamify and enrich the NFL viewing experience.”
Earlier this month, Genius Sports stated it believes it can accomplish its full-year 2022 financial objectives after it outperformed its expected guidance for the first quarter of the year by 10%.
Publishing its Q1 2022 results, the sports technology firm registered corporate revenues of $85.9m, up 59.9% from the $53.7m reported during the same period in the previous year.