Delivering the same superb digital experience to customers around the world from Europe to Asia, Africa and the Americas
A high-performance global content delivery network
We all savor the victory that comes from watching our favorite Football team compete in the World Cup – the glory that came with a game-winning goal during over-time to give Spain its first World Cup title in 2010, and the crushing defeat felt by Netherlands players and fans alike. What we are less familiar with is the advanced system for match analysis and player recruitment that brings the best players to the field.
This technology system exists thanks to Wyscout, who is revolutionizing the way scouts, clubs and player agents watch, analyze and monitor players. Wyscout leverages the power of digital media to create an online service that delivers on-demand footage to the biggest sports community in the world – the world of international Football.
Wyscout’s subscription service provides the biggest database in the industry with videos of more than 220.000 players, analyzed match by match and action by action. Its customers include more than 450 professional football clubs, 26 national teams and the most important player agencies in the world. Wyscout gives its customers a much broader view of the player market and in doing so, is changing the world of international football.
Matteo co-founded Wyscout in 2004. The company began as a hobby for him and his partner. Their endeavors filming and editing local football matches took off when the pair realized the potential to harness digital media as a way to revolutionize the world of international football. Wyscout currently serves 40 terabytes of video per month.
Wyscout was effectively serving high-quality video to its European customers as long as they were accessing the video from Europe but Football is an international sport, and when the football community found out about the competitive edge that Wyscout’s service provided, scouts, agencies and clubs in other countries wanted access to rich media footage that Wyscout was providing. After all, this sport is about cut-throat competition and the faster you can get high-performance video, the more information you have about a player and the faster you can pull the trigger on player transfers and acquisitions. All of this transfers directly to a club’s performance and the goal is to win.
Wyscout expanded geographically from Europe to the Americas, Asia Pacific and the rest of the world delivering content to all connected devices. The challenge was delivering the same high-quality, high-performance video that they were serving their customers in Europe to the rest of the world without having to build out and support their own data centers which would have been a large capital investment.