KANSAS CITY, Mo. - REELY Corp. and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced a three year partnership on Monday to make REELY the official provider of real-time clips, highlights, and condensed games during its national championships for the 2019-2022 seasons. This partnership will empower the NAIA to create and distribute short-form content to boost social engagement and provide fans with dynamic content faster than ever before. This news is the latest in a string of REELY partnerships at the collegiate level including PrestoSports, the Missouri Valley Conference, the ECAC and the Canada West Conference.
“We have been searching for a technology platform to provide our fans with real-time video highlights to enhance our digital strategy and marketing said Brad Cygan, NAIA Director of Athletics Communications. “The ability to produce digital content immediately during our championships is vital to us and our fans. REELY will not only make this possible, but will make it easier to produce this content to put the talents of our student-athletes on display to a wider audience.”
In the past eight months, REELY has added over 75 collegiate, semi-pro and professional teams and leagues to its rapidly expanding customer list. The AI platform creates huge new content opportunities by automatically clipping highlights from a broad range of field and court sports including basketball, football, soccer, baseball, softball, volleyball, lacrosse and hockey.
“Our customers want to reach fans by showcasing the amazing moments from their student athletes,” said Ian Stephens, CMO and Co-Founder of REELY. “There is an unprecedented demand for short form content but creating that content is costly and time intensive. With our platform, customers can easily curate and share the best highlights from multiple simultaneous events in real time--effectively giving one person the power of a professional editing team."
About National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., is a governing body of small athletics programs that are dedicated to character-driven intercollegiate athletics. NAIA members provide more than 65,000 student-athletes with opportunities to play college sports, earn $600 million in scholarships and compete in 26+ national championships. www.naia.org | @NAIA
REELY’s mission is to empower content owners to build stronger brands by enhancing fan engagement with clips, highlights, and condensed games. Core to the REELY ecosystem is a proprietary artificial intelligence based platform that leverages computer vision and machine learning to automatically clip, tags, rank and distribute short-form content in real time. The platform supports both traditional sports and eSports for a growing list of global clients.