Rutgers University-Newark

An affordable automated live streaming solution for Division III colleges

At times, Eastern College Athletic Conference champions Rutgers University-Newark make it look easy out on the soccer pitch. However, sharing their talent with watching fans proved to be anything but. In the past, the athletics department relied on student volunteers to broadcast games, but they have classes to attend, they fall ill, and they lose focus.

The result? A lacklustre viewing experience for fans and limited footage to share with the coaching staff.

Despite contending with the restricted budget of being an NCAA Division III college, Rutgers Newark sought an affordable solution to take its soccer streams “to the next level”: Spiideo Play FULL. Through a fixed AI-controlled camera, every moment is automatically captured and broadcast, freeing up resources to focus on enhancing the viewing experience. With Spiideo behind the camera, volunteers can instead provide commentary and enhance streams with graphics, from anywhere using Spiideo’s cloud-based production platform, CloudStudio.

If they’re running late, they can always just log in from their home and call the game that way, as opposed to coming to the field. That’s a huge feature and it’s really taken our soccer streams to the next level

Rutgers University-Newark X Spiideo
Tom Krychkowski Director of Communications, Rutgers University-Newark

But Spiideo doesn’t stop supporting the team when the final whistle blows. With the ability to tag and clip highlights in real-time, Krychkowski is able to share impressive moments of play with the coaching staff and fans online at a greater speed and scale than ever before — elevating Rutgers Newark’s performance out on the field, as well as its social media game.

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Tom Krychkowski, Director of Communications, Rutger University-Newark