SVG SportsTech On Demand: Xcite Interactive’s Sean Hopkins on Increasing Fan Participation Through the Popular XEO Platform
While the 2021 NAB Show has been moved to October, the spring season will still feature a cavalcade of new product releases and groundbreaking news coming out of the broadcast technology sector. In an effort to keep the video-production community informed, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews throughout April, May, and June with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, in-venue production became one of the most affected sectors of the industry. With games being played without fans or in front of a limited capacity. Xcite Interactive’s XEO platform allowed professional teams like the San Francisco 49ers, New Jersey Devils, and LAFC to connect with fans through real-time trivia and gaming opportunities. CTO Sean Hopkins outlines how their technology allowed fans to connect with each other during an elongated period of isolation and how this application will continue to grow in the future.