Second Screen developed by Infostrada wins prestigious EPFL award

European recognition for innovative football fan engagement tool

29 OCTOBER 2012, NIEUWEGEIN, THE NETHERLANDS
Summary
Eredivisie Live Sidekick, the Infostrada Sports Group (ISG) developed second screen application for the Dutch Premier League, has won the golden EPFL Best Practice Award for Media and Marketing. The EPFL awards are a yearly prize awarded by the Association of European Professional Football Leagues. The management of Eredivisie Live has received the prize during an award ceremony in Edinburgh.

EredivisieLive Sidekick is a Second Screen application allows football fans to interact during the matches of the Dutch Premier League. Key features include game statistics, player analysis, social media, heat maps and a range of facts and figures, all powered by the powerful live statistics service of ISG.

Eredivisie Live Sidekick allows fans to share their opinions through social media, predict match results and to directly comment on the actions and decisions made on the field. The application has been developed by ISG, making extensive use of the tremendous amount of statistic sports data available in ISG’s databases.


“I want to congratulate the Eredivisie with this prestigious award,” said Danny Menken, CEO Infostrada Sports Group. “We worked closely together in creating a superior experience for the fans of the Eredivisie matches. Infostrada has a firm focus on Second Screen development. This award proves how successful our combination of sports statistics and cross media development can be.”

About the EPFL Awards:

The EPFL Best Practice Awards are an initiative of the Association of European Professional Football Leagues (www.epfl-europeanleagues.com). These yearly awards are rewarding the most outstanding activities and projects as developed by the European football leagues.

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"I want to congratulate the Eredivisie with this prestigious award. We worked closely together in creating a superior experience for the fans of the Eredivisie matches. Infostrada has a firm focus on Second Screen development. This award proves how successful our combination of sports statistics and cross media development can be" Danny Menken, CEO Infostrada Sports Group
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About Infostrada

Through creativity and innovative technology, Infostrada connects rights owners, content creators and brands with the consumer in new, measurable and effective ways. Infostrada is active in three domains: Sports, Interactive and Creative Technology.

Infostrada Sports works in collaboration with its partners to create exciting sports programming and meaningful sports data that drives value from their owned rights. Our unique front-end solutions help them reach their audience across multiple platforms. Plus, maintaining the world's largest database of Olympic sports statistics guarantees relevance and context to our blue-chip partners across the world.

In the Interactive domain, Infostrada creates engaging user experiences on mobile, smart TV and web. Its multi-platform publishing engine, Arena, means your cross platform engagement and monetisation is simple and future-proof.

Infostrada’s Creative Technology helps major broadcasters, studios and distributors with the production and global distribution of their most valuable titles. As a digital pioneer, Infostrada has transformed time-consuming traditional processes into smooth integrated workflow solutions.

Infostrada, part of Consolidated Media Industries, is a global company with operational hubs in the US, Asia and Europe. 

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