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Pixellot camera, Txuri Urdin ice rink, San Sebastian

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Spanish Ice Sports Federation uses Pixellot Tech

Federación Española Deportes de Hielo (Spanish Ice Sports Federation) has deployed Pixellot systems to broadcast ice hockey, curling, and figure skating. The events will be streamed on the Federation's website with highlight clips on some Spanish media platforms like Marca (Spanish national daily sport newspaper), or Teledeporte (Spanish sports channel owned by TVE).

The Spanish Ice Federation was founded only 10 years ago and has sent a delegation of five athletes to the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. It is chaired by Frank González, a former ice hockey professional with an ambitious agenda to make ice sports more popular on the Iberian Peninsula.

Pixellot offers fully automated sports production systems that provide live, high-quality event coverage without any production team or camera operators. Pixellot democratizes the sporting world by allowing all types of sports to be streamed to fans. Its technology is fine-tuned using sports-specific algorithms, allowing it to professionally cover all types of ice sports, as well as soccer, football, basketball, and volleyball. More than 2,000 systems around the world are streaming 16,000+ hours of live sports every month.

"We had seen Pixellot in action elsewhere and immediately reached out once we were ready to expand our operations," says Xavier Cherta, General Secretary of Federación Española Deportes de Hielo. "Figure skater Javier Fernández – two-time World champion and a six-time consecutive European champion – will be representing the Federación at the Olympics, along with other winter athletes. We believe his exposure will further strengthen the interest in ice sports in Spain, which will in turn be reinforced by the availability of video streaming."

Pixellot systems are already in place at venues around Spain, with plans to eventually provide coverage at all sites that can hold official games.

Picture: The Pixellot camera overlooking the Txuri Urdin ice rink in San Sebastian. (2/18)