Genius Sports continues to push sports and sports data into a new era. It has secured several deals recently with sports organizations, the latest of which is Club Necaxa of Mexican soccer.
Tomorrow’s sports – and, by virtue of its relationship, sports betting – experience will be different than that of today. Innovation is driving a new way to interact with sports contests, with artificial intelligence (AI) now a major player at all levels.
Genius Sports, a sports data, technology and streaming company that powers the ecosystem connecting sports, betting and media, is behind a large part of the innovation. It delivers technology that enhances data to create more immersive fan experiences, as well as to identify potential issues. The company is now going to provide its technology to a Mexican soccer team, the first in the country.
Genius Sports Scores in Mexico
Genius Sports, according to a company press release, has agreed to an innovative new data and video tracking partnership with Liga MX franchise Club Necaxa. Through this new partnership, it will provide Necaxa with state-of-the-art video tracking, analytics and data tools.
Through its Second Spectrum division, Genius Sports’ tracking technology will provide data-driven player analytics. The technology, it asserts, will improve the performance levels of the team’s players and power immersive fan experiences.
Second Spectrum technology will also give us a greater ability to analyze the health and performance of our players, which is of paramount importance to our Club,” states Club Necaxa co-owner and co-director Sam Porter.
Genius Sports will install its AI- and machine-learning-powered cameras at Victoria Stadium, the team’s home field. This will allow the team to capture transformative new data points, including player speeds, expected goal conversion rate, shooting speeds and more.
Necaxa coaches and players will be able to analyze play-by-play action on the field in detail. They will also be able to leverage hundreds of soccer-specific metrics. They will also have access to post-match strategic videos that offer more data than today’s conventional video recordings.
Genius Sports and Necaxa will create augmented live video streams, providing Liga MX fans with data-driven visualizations and animations. These will give the team’s followers a more immersive and engaging game-day experience across different media alternatives.
Necaxa has already attracted significant support from beyond Mexico’s border. Investors include Sam Porter and Al Tylis of DC United, as well as actor Eva Longoria, model Kate Upton and others.
Continued Global Expansion
Genius Sports was selected as Liga MX’s official data and integrity partner in November 2020. That set the stage for further expansion in the country. That deal allowed it to provide licensed sportsbooks, such as Caesars Sportsbook, with the fastest and most accurate broadcast of the four major competitions in Mexican soccer.
Last month, the company signed a new deal with ESPN to cover the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship. The partnership led to the use of Second Spectrum for the first time at the recently-completed March Madness women’s tournament. That concluded with the South Carolina Gamecocks defeating the Connecticut Huskies.
Only a few days ago, Genius Sports announced another significant step forward. Ontario, now launching online sports betting, approved its request to offer its services to sports betting partners in the Canadian province.
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