US audiovisual systems company Daktronics has launched a new product which aims to bring game day into the home as sports organisations seek to adjust to staging events behind closed doors or with limited numbers of fans in attendance.
Daktronics claims Big Stream is the first streaming technology that creates a video signal to stream video board content at stadia directly to fans at home for a more interactive game-day experience. The company has created the platform with the college sports market initially in mind.
“Some schools do stream games over the web now using a single camera with no animation and no audio,” said Daktronics market manager Kyle Sydow. “Big Stream lets fans see exactly what would be on their big video board on the field, complete with audio, animations, trivia and even sponsor advertising. We named it Big Stream because it combines the big screen with a live stream.”
Schools with video boards, scoreboards or both can use Big Stream. It doesn’t require any extra operators and is also portable so schools can use the technology in various venues for different sports or events.
“We offer Big Stream with multiple options so we can accommodate schools that use any type of Daktronics scoring system,” adds Sydow. “Schools can add capabilities for real-time data, add inputs like cameras and even show instant replays.”
Big Stream can also be used in conjunction with any existing school curriculum that teaches students programming technology. Also, schools who have business sponsorships on their scoring systems will be able to satisfy contracts by including logos, sponsored events and dynamic advertising on the feed.