The stock of Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) closed at $1,161.27 losing 2.71% in yesterday’s trading session. The National Football League has been looking forward to the moment when it would be able provide a lift to the accuracy, speed as well as the insights provided by its player-tracking system. This was disclosed today by Amazon Web Services.
Settling on AWS in the powering of the Next Gen Stats is being seen as a strategy for NFL to come up with new ways of visualizing the action on the field. Aside from that, it could also be a strategy to uncover deeper insights into everything taking place in the field as well as the expansion of the fan experience by providing a wide range of advanced statistics. Above that, it is hoped that the AWS might end up becoming an Official Technology Provider of the NFL.
Next Gen Stats takes advantage of the radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags in the capturing of real-time location, acceleration data and speed. After this, what follows is the analysis of data on AWS. It is crucial to move ahead and contextualize movement on the field since that is the best way for fans to see on-game broadcasts, NFL Media properties, in-venue displays and third-party digital platforms.
The system is able to generate a variety of unique team and player stats for each and every game. The NFL is now more than ever determined to continue leveraging on the AWS’s broad range of cloud-based machine learning capabilities. It sees this as the best way for it to move its game-day stats to the next level. As a result, NFL Clubs as well as fans will be able to reap from deeper insights.
Matt Swensson, a top official working with NFL opined, “The NFL continues to look at technology to grow the sport of football to the millions of fans who engage with us throughout the year. Next Gen Stats is already revolutionizing the game of football by exposing a variety of advanced statistics that enhance our broadcasts and other operations.”