PARIS, October 25, 2016 (Press Release)
The French Tennis Federation, in conjunction with start-up company Mojjo, is currently developing a particularly innovative piece of new technology – the “Roland-Garros powered by Mojjo” video player.
This innovation has been created by three French engineers and will bring new formats to tennis matches that are both condensed and interactive. The FFT intends to offer this player to its broadcasters and to the users of its various platforms at the next French Open. Roland-Garros 2017 will thus be the first tennis tournament in the world to offer this facility!
Mojjo technology enables the user to analyse matches with a single camera using an algorithm which automatically tracks the ball, the bounces, the shots and the movement of the players. Via this data, the video player will be able to transform the match experience for tennis fans.
Using as a starting point the idea that there was no simple and easy way to re-live a day’s action from a tournament, Mojjo devised a system which enables a whole stream of content to be created for a player that is 100% tennis and 100% action. For example, it automatically deletes the “dead air” between points which represents almost 70% of any given match.
This interactive video player will offer users (both broadcasters and the general public) the possibility to choose the length of match highlights that they want (2, 5, 10 minutes etc…), and also select the type of point they want to see (winners, volleys etc…).
This new technology was tested at this year’s Roland-Garros and was recently unveiled to the media, broadcasters and other members of the sporting community at the Sportel trade fair in Monaco.
The link www.rolandgarros.com/fr_FR/news/articles/2016-10-24/du_jeu_rien_que_du_jeu_avec_rolandgarros_by_mojjo_revivez_le_meilleur_de_rg16 on www.rolandgarros.com enables users of the website to test the player on certain matches from the 2016 tournament.
“Mojjo is the fruit of our constant research in terms of tennis innovation,” said Emilie Montané, head of ‘Media and Production’ at the French Tennis Federation. “We are fully aware of what new methods of consumption and distribution represent to our sport, and we are hoping that Mojjo will meet the needs of the users, who will then enjoy an even more enriched Roland-Garros experience.”
“Our technology is very simple to use, and we intend to use it to transform the tennis experience for fans around the world, starting with Roland-Garros which, for us, is the best of all the Grand Slam tournaments,” added Mojjo co-founder Emmanuel Witvoet. “This association between Mojjo and the FFT will see tennis enter the digital age once and for all!”