SBC News Accuscore to enrich Finnish World Cup viewing

Accuscore to enrich Finnish World Cup viewing

Accuscore has partnered with YLE the national broadcasting company in Finland, to provide the broadcaster with World Cup game predictions and individual player performance projections.

These predictions will be integrated to YLE’s Voitto- robot, that automatically generates news articles based on data, during the World Cup all match preview articles on the YLE website will be done by Voitto and will be made up of statistics, predictions and pre-game analysis.

Jarkko Ryynänen, product owner at YLE commented: “We want to provide up to date information during hectic World Cup tournament to our viewers quickly”, says: “We will combine human work with automated article generation and that will bring our audience faster, more accurate and interesting content.

“Many fans are looking additional information before the games. We want to be objective content provider to meet fans’ demand”, says Tuomas Kanervala, CEO of Accuscore. “As automated text generation will have more applications also in the field of sports news, we are very happy to start working with YLE. This is the first time when our data feeds are integrated directly to the text generation robot.”

YLE has a strong presence in Finland, operating four television channels and three channel slots as well as six radio channels and services complemented by over 20 regional radio programmes. Yle also has the most extensive and varied online selection of television and radio programmes in the country.

In 2017 Yle reached every Finnish person. Yle TV1 was the most popular television channel in Finland and Yle Radio Suomi most listened radio channel. The public considers Yle to be a reliable source of news and current affairs. The company plays a major role in producing and presenting programmes dealing with national arts, educational programmes and children’s programmes. Yle’s services to the public also cover special and minority groups.

AccuScore is a sports simulation company that accurately simulates sporting events prior to their scheduled time. Accuscore defines each player with a unique algorithm and simulate every match approximately 10,000 times. The current licensing and subscription services cover all major US sports and top 12 football leagues round the world. Accuscore provides game predictions as well as individual player performance projections to be used also in fantasy sports.

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