NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Your Call Football (YCF), the gaming technology startup behind the innovative, fan-controlled, live play-calling game, today announced its inaugural games will take place on three Thursday nights in May (3, 10 and 17), and that Phenix, a global end-to-end real-time IP video solution, will live stream the games online and in the YCF app. All games will begin at 9 p.m., run approximately two hours, and take place at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fla. Global Sports marketing agency Lagardère Sports will handle broadcast production.
“We believe YCF will completely change how fans participate in and impact live football, and we’ve lined up a fantastic group of partners who will help us deliver that unique experience,” said Julie Meringer, president of Your Call, Inc. “To date, no one else has been able to create a real-time environment where fans control a live game while offering such a seamless user experience and we’re excited to unveil the next level of the fan experience this May.”
YCF’s patented technology will provide fans with control of a live, streamed game – with near-zero latency. YCF’s system allows fans who download the YCF app to control the action on the field by voting on three coach-selected plays, then watch as the majority voted play is executed live on the field by YCF professional players. Fans accumulate points based on their play-calling skills and compete with other fans for YCF cash prizes.
Phenix will power the delivery of YCF games with its near-zero-latency live stream, as well as the sharpest video quality on the market. With the ability to view the games online and in-app, fans will be able to participate from anywhere they choose – from homes and offices to bars and restaurants. The YCF app will be available for download on iOS and Android devices this spring.
“To attain the level of interaction that fans expect – like calling plays in a football game – ‘live streaming’ has fallen short, until now,” said Stefan Birrer, PhD, co-founder and CEO of Phenix. “YCF has developed a unique platform that requires real-time streaming technology to succeed, and we are excited to apply Phenix’s solution to ensure YCF fans get the real-time engagement they deserve.”
YCF will feature two teams – one coached by former Green Bay Packers coach and GM Mike Sherman and the other by former NFL running back and ESPN analyst Merril Hoge – competing against each other in three separate games. With its May schedule, YCF will provide football fans with something they crave – a gaming experience that they control.
About Your Call Inc.
Based in Newton, Mass., Your Call Inc. puts fans in control of live games, transforming spectator sports into interactive, social and competitive experiences, a concept originated by industry luminary George F. Colony in 2013. Privately held, the company’s leadership team is comprised of executives from the technology, digital and sports industries. Your Call Inc.’s proprietary, patented technology will deliver a fan-controlled, live sports experience, Your Call Football, in 2018. For more information, visit www.yourcallfootball.com.
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