PT SportSuite have been chosen by The British & Irish Lions to provide media services which empower the Lions’ to tell the story of the 2021 tour to South Africa.
With less than a year until the squad touches down in Cape Town, the partnership will establish a cloud media ecosystem that transforms the way the Lions collect, manage, and share their digital media, while enabling the collection of media content from players and supporters.
The partnership will establish a cloud media ecosystem that transforms the way the Lions collect, manage, and share their digital media
By transforming the Lions’ digital media workflow, unlocking the power of their digital media archive and providing video OTT distribution to the tour mobile app and web platform, supporters will enjoy more epic sporting content than ever before.
In a key attraction for the Lions, PT SportSuite will work with existing partners to ensure unprecedented collaboration between all stakeholders – by providing an official media portal that gives sponsors real-time access to exclusive Lions media.
The biggest stakeholders will always be the ‘sea of red’ Lions supporters. In an effort to make South Africa 2021 a truly fan-first affair, supporters will be given an opportunity to make their own mark on the team’s rich history by making their own Lions media submissions via a series of fan content challenges.
PT SportSuite CEO Rich Cheary said: “It’s a great honour for our team to be working with the British & Irish Lions – one of the world’s great sporting brands – and their partners. The epic 97 Lions tour of South Africa is still indelibly printed in my sporting memory, so for PT SportSuite to be bringing our digital ecosystem to bear is very exciting for our sports-mad team.
“We’re looking forward to working with the Lions to provide a foundation upon which to unearth the digital gems of past tours” – Rich Cheary, PT SportSuite CEO
“We’re looking forward to working with the Lions digital team to provide a sound and scalable foundation upon which to unearth the digital gems of past tours on a level not seen before, while providing passionate Lions fans with the opportunity to make an indelible mark on future tours. Their media contributions will add immense value to the ever growing Lions archive of tour-generated media.”
British & Irish Lions director of digital, media and communication Shane Whelan said: ‘We are delighted to have partnered with PT SportSuite, who we have worked closely with over the past few months. The digital archive is a fantastic addition and allows us to be more efficient in terms of storage of key digital assets.
“We look forward to maximising the broad offering of fan engagement functionality that PT boasts over the next few months” – Shane Whelan, B&I Lions director of digital, media and communications
“In addition, we have already seen the benefit of the video platform in terms of our new look website and recently launched app. We look forward to maximising the broad offering of fan engagement functionality that PT boasts over the next few months.”
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