Infront strikes IIHF archive footage agreement with Highlight Games
IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships clips to be used in unique games for fans
Zug, Switzerland – Infront, a Wanda Sports Group company and the exclusive media and marketing partner of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), has reached an agreement with video virtual sports and games supplier Highlight Games for the use of archive IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship footage.
Highlight Games creates innovative betting experiences using past competition footage. Fans will be able to pick a match-up between two teams and bet on several outcomes, with the footage pulled together randomly from tournament archives.
Stewart Whittle, Highlight Games Limited founder, said: "This is an important milestone in Highlight’s product roadmap as we diversify our portfolio of games to reach new customers and territories. Ice hockey has a huge international following and we are confident that fans in global gaming, betting and lottery markets will be excited to engage with this new and credible content. We have enjoyed an overwhelmingly positive response to our live products and look forward to building on this success as we launch our new ice hockey product with our international partners in 2020."
Amikam Kranz, Infront Vice President Media Sales & Operations said: "We are always looking for innovative ways to broaden the exposure of the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship and Highlight Games' offering is a new direction for that goal. These unique games are the perfect showcase for the tournament and we look forward to increasing the reach of the competition worldwide."
The exclusively acquired content will be included in a suite of games that feature Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and the USA. The footage will be used in the creation of Highlight’s exclusive IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship game which will be available in formats including Single Game, League and Tournament play as well as games for the international lottery market.
About Highlight Games Limited
Highlight Games is a London-based video virtual sports and games supplier which specialises in the creation of innovative, sports-focused betting experiences. Using a unique patent-protected live video game format, Highlight’s products feature top teams and players from the world’s favourite sports. The company’s flagship SOCCERBET game is the #1 selling product in Europe’s largest virtual sports market and its branded portfolio of products, which include NBA Last 90 and NBA Last 60, will launch in gaming and lottery markets in the US and around the world in 2020. Featuring highly optimized game design based on decades of archived live action sports footage, Highlight’s products can be tailored to suit the sportsbook or virtual sports offering of operators across retail, online and mobile.
Learn more at www.highlight-games.com