The Associate Press (AP) is partnering up with high school and local sports streaming site ScoreStream to help deliver more efficient and timely updates at local sporting events. The collaboration hopes to crowdsource game scores, highlights and updates, eliminating the need for dedicated journalists or reporters.
This partnership comes at a time where other media platforms are teaming up to deliver access to unlimited content, and this new deal is no different. With the ease of new technology, users will be able to interact with their teams, along with getting up-to-date information on live games.
Coverage of local and high school sports currently consists of community newspapers or next-day roundups, but streaming or detailed play-by-plays are difficult to report due to a lack of resources. However, the AP hopes this collaboration will make reporting content more efficient and streamlined.
ScoreStream is one of the leading providers in crowdsourced information, particularly high school and local sports, and adding conglomerate media company AP adds validation to what they are trying to accomplish. While fans can update the information, both companies will make sure to fact-check for accuracy.
ICYMI: We are elated to be working with the @AP now!
Press release here: https://t.co/84knbZt17t
— ScoreStream (@scorestream) August 3, 2017
The partnership takes effect this fall with coverage of football in 42 states and both boys and girls basketball coverage in 33 states. With other companies teaming up to provide access to local and niche content, possibilities are endless for media companies to evolve and cover more content than ever.