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PODCAST - How the BBC is cutting the OTT and TV gap, and AI’s impact on Fox Sports

SportsPro editor-at-large Eoin Connolly talks to Neil Hall, head of product for sport at the BBC, and Fox Sports senior vice president of product operation Dustin Myers.

by Eoin Connolly
PODCAST - How the BBC is cutting the OTT and TV gap, and AI’s impact on Fox Sports

In an easily digestible broadcast tech edition, SportsPro editor-at-large Eoin Connolly presents two interviews from November's SportsPro OTT Summit in Madrid.

First, Fox Sports senior vice president of product operation Dustin Myers discusses the US broadcaster's work with AI specialist IBM Aspere to create the Fifa World Cup Highlights Machine, and shares his thoughts on the role automation will play in the development of OTT production.

Then Neil Hall, the head of product for sport at the BBC, reveals how the publicly funded broadcaster is attacking latency issues to cut the gap between streams and linear TV output, the importance of new OTT rights partnerships, and how viewer engagement is changing.