Icelandic Handball Federation and Spiideo Join Forces to Pioneer Handball Productions
The Icelandic Handball Federation (HSI), the governing body for handball in Iceland, and Spiideo announce a partnership that will upgrade handball production and streaming across the country.
HSI has chosen Spiideo as its partner to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) technology and low-latency feeds into its handball productions across Iceland. This decision is based on Spiideo’s proven track record and solutions, as well as Spiideo’s existing collaborations with some of Iceland’s top handball clubs.
HSI’s vision for elevating handball production and accessibility has led to the installation of Spiideo cameras in all official arenas in Iceland. This project will encompass the top four men’s and women’s leagues, offering a production feed to the country‘s leading tel-co, Siminn for their Over-The-Top (OTT) and Set-top box platforms, app, and through linear TV. Spiideo will also provide a low-latency feed for betting providers and an automated game archive for teams stored in the Spiideo League Exchange.
Furthermore, HSI is committed to extending this technology to cover all youth and amateur games played in these arenas, ensuring that handball enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels have access to high-quality productions and analysis tools.
“We are excited to embark on this groundbreaking partnership with Spiideo based on the latest developments in AI automated production and innovative distribution configuration, making HSI the first handball federation in the world to fully embrace AI technology for sports productions throughout all levels. Our decision was fueled by Spiideo’s exceptional solutions and a desire to offer our fans, athletes, and partners an unparalleled handball experience,” says Robert Geir Gíslason, CEO at HSI.
The collaboration between HSI and Spiideo signifies a step towards transforming handball production and analysis, setting a new standard for sports federations worldwide.
“We are honored to welcome the Icelandic Handball Federation to the Spiideo family. This partnership underscores our commitment to advancing sports technology and providing unparalleled solutions for sports production. Together with HSI, we aim to redefine the way handball is experienced and enjoyed,” states Spiideo CEO & Co-Founder, Patrik Olsson.