VIDAA launching Shoott on Hisense Smart TVs
‼️VIDAA launching Shoott on Hisense Smart TVs in South Africa‼️ Shoott is a unique ecosystem that enables any sports organization to produce high-quality game video and stream it to fans, players and coaches, live or on demand.
“One of the fields most affected by Covid is for sure competitive sports. Not only did all of them stop immediately, but picking them up will be slow and most importantly – without any spectators for at least a while. And while premium sports will be able to offset that with distributing live games via broadcasters and OTT providers, many leagues and sports below the top tier will have a hard time connecting with their audiences,” says Guy Edri, EVP of Business Development for Hisense’s VIDAA platform. And adds: “Our integration of Shoott allows them to keep fans in touch with their favourite teams, be it a local field hockey team or a university sports team their child competes for, and at the same time not compromise on the experience.
Shoott Founder and CEO, Yoss Reddy is delighted to partner with VIDAA and Hisense, both global leaders in SMART TV’s and their respective platforms. Reddy says: “We’re confident the technology behind Shoott together with VIDAA and Hisense broad distribution presents another disruptive and unique way for customers and fans to watch and follow sports and sports teams as we adapt to the new reality.”
VIDAA has started the global rollout of its completely new and revamped user interface named 4.0 which is already available in most of the global markets. While the new U4 supports a more natural way for people to interact with their large screen, focusing on content and services rather than applications and technology, now VIDAA is also bringing Shoott on the platform and bringing a wide range of content to the large Hisense screens. From Live sport events to popular docu-series.
VIDAA is a Linux based open Smart TV operating system, currently used on Hisense TVs. Established in 2014 it has – in just six years – become a strong global contender in the smart TV platform space. In 2020, VIDAA is introducing a completely new and revamped user interface named 4.0, that puts the user and – their way of consuming content at the core of the design. VIDAA will be preinstalled on new Hisense TVs as well as Toshiba Smart TVs manufactured by Hisense. VIDAA aggregates content from the best global and local partners
Hisense was founded in 1969 in Qingdao, China and for five decades has been committed to developing innovative consumer electronics products. Today, Hisense is a leading TV brand worldwide and a market leader in China, South Africa and Australia and also one of the largest manufacturers of white and brown goods, offering a complete home solution under one roof. The company has built 54 overseas companies and offices and utilises 14 high-end international production facilities in China, Europe, Central America and South Africa. Hisense also has 18 research and development centres worldwide with the sole aim of delivering first-rate and affordable products that improve the lives of consumers.
Shoott is Africa’s first fully automated and unmanned solution for video production in sport. Shoott offers a complete end to end solution from automated production of sports events through to live viewing or video on demand on our OTT platform. With a view to becoming the leading content provider for school and university sport in Africa Shoott affords schools, universities and sports organisations an opportunity to produce all their sports content for the enjoyment of countless fans around the world.