The Belgian Pro Basketball League (PBL) and PlaySight Interactive are announcing a groundbreaking basketball technology partnership today. The PBL is the organizer of the top professional league in Belgium.
PlaySight’s SmartCourt basketball technology will be installed in each team’s arena across the EuroMillions Basketball League, bringing HD broadcast live streaming, video content for highlights and performance analysis tools for coaching and athletic performance during training and games for all athletes and teams.
PlaySight’s technology is powering numerous NBA organizations, including the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors, several leading NCAA basketball programs, including the University of North Carolina and Wake Forest University, and several leading international clubs, including Alba Berlin in Germany and Joventut Badalona in Spain.
PBL General Manager, Wim Van de Keere:
“We are very excited to work with PlaySight and install their technology in all of our arenas. Their SmartCourt technology will allow our teams and the league to produce all of our basketball content, leading to an increase in the visibility of our league and sport with live stream broadcasts and video content for highlights. We feel PlaySight is the best partner for us at this moment and are proud to be the first league to carry their system in all of our venues.”
In addition to the live streaming and video content provided by PlaySight, the technology will give the coaches and athletes across the top basketball league in Belgium access to the same practice technology enjoyed by NBA stars such as Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant.
PlaySight CEO, Chen Shachar:
“We’re very excited to begin working with the Pro Basketball League. Our mission is very athlete-focused, but the SmartCourt provides several additional benefits to teams, leagues and fans. Our automated SmartTracker broadcast technology is changing how basketball is enjoyed and content is consumed across the world. There is an insatiable hunger for sports content across the world, and that is no different in Belgium, where basketball is one of the most popular sports.”
PlaySight Head of Europe, Rodney Rapson:
“It has been a privilege to work with Wim in bringing PlaySight to Belgium basketball. We knew we could help the league achieve their technology goals, particularly through automatic production, highlight packages, social media integration, coaching/scouting tools and VAR for replays. We can not wait to get started.”
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