SANTA MONICA, Calif., August 30, 2019 (Newswire.com) - REELY has been selected by Vanguard University as the official provider of real-time clips, highlights, and condensed games for the 2019–2020 season.
This partnership empowers Vanguard to create and distribute short-form content to boost social engagement and provide fans with dynamic content faster than ever before. This news is the latest in a string of REELY partnerships at the collegiate level including the NAIA, PrestoSports, the Missouri Valley Conference, and the Canada West Conference.
The REELY platform uses proprietary computer vision-based highlight detection to make creating and sharing videos easier than ever before. Content is automatically created in an instant and can be shared across social channels and team websites with a single click.
“The AI technology used by REELY to quickly and accurately create content can be used in a myriad of ways to promote the success of our student-athletes during live competitions,” said Jeff Melton, Assistant Athletic Director of Events and Communications. “This enables us to quickly repurpose our live broadcasts and allows our multimedia team to focus their efforts for broader projects.”
REELY has added over 80 college teams over the past eight months. The AI-based platform works across a broad range of field and court sports including basketball, football, soccer, baseball, softball, volleyball, lacrosse and hockey.
“Our customers want to showcase their student-athletes but creating unique video clips creates a lot of work for their media team, especially if they want that content in real time,” said Ian Stephens, CMO and co-founder of REELY. “With our platform, customers can easily curate and share the best highlights from multiple simultaneous events as they’re happening – effectively giving one person the power of a professional editing team."
ABOUT VANGUARD UNIVERSITY
Vanguard University (VU) is a regionally ranked, private Christian university of liberal arts and professional studies. Located 10 minutes from Newport Beach and an hour from Los Angeles, Vanguard equips students for a Spirit-empowered life of Christ-centered leadership and service. Vanguard is committed to academic excellence, boasting small class sizes that are designed to cultivate lasting professor-mentor relationships that enhance the learning process. The 2017 U.S. News & World Report ranked Vanguard #60 in the Regional Colleges West category. The Princeton Review ranked Vanguard a 2016 "Best in the West" regional college. Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Vanguard offers more than 30 degrees and certificates through its undergraduate, graduate and professional studies programs. Please visit www.vanguard.edu.
ABOUT VANGUARD ATHLETICS
The Intercollegiate Athletic Program at Vanguard University is dedicated to the holistic growth and development of all student-athletes, teaching them to lead Christ-centered lives on and off the field of competition. The program encourages a high standard of academic and athletic excellence that embraces character building. Along with the specific-sports instruction, the department seeks significance by providing the student-athlete with the knowledge to impact his/her world through a lifetime of service to Christ.
The Vanguard Lions are leaders of character emulating Christ through faithfulness and selflessness, while passionately educating and influencing others to change the culture of sport. Learn more at www.vanguardlions.com.
REELY’s mission is to empower content owners to build stronger brands by enhancing fan engagement with clips, highlights, and condensed games. Core to the REELY ecosystem is a proprietary artificial intelligence-based platform that leverages computer vision and machine learning to automatically clip, tag, rank and distribute short-form content in real time. The platform supports both traditional sports and eSports for a growing list of global clients.