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FanCode and Google Cloud collaborate to enhance Live sports viewing experience

This partnership will help the platform match audiences with relevant sports, engage them with content, and build a set of engagement flywheels that include content, merchandise, and commerce -- all personalised to the individual user

FanCode, the digital sports destination, has partnered with Google Cloud with the aim to advance a new era of sports streaming.

Launched under Dream Sports in March 2019, FanCode is a sports streaming and commerce platform serving fans across India with live and on-demand sports content.

With the business goals of enhancing the distribution of mainstream sports content at scale and forging deeper relationships with fans, FanCode is working with Google Cloud to build a data-driven approach towards fan engagement.

This includes matching audiences with relevant sports, engaging them with content, and building a set of engagement flywheels that include content, merchandise, and commerce -- all personalised to the individual user.

“The media and entertainment industry is undergoing a huge disruption with the rise of direct-to-consumer models. Live sports streaming forms the cornerstone of digital viewing habits today and users have more choices than ever with multiple content formats and platforms to engage with. Beyond content, it's the technology experience that gives us the edge, and we are glad to partner with Google Cloud to build this for our users,” said Yannick Colaco, Co-founder, FanCode.

Through Google Cloud’s global infrastructure, delivery capabilities, industry-focused solutions and partnerships, FanCode launched its biggest property, the India-West Indies bilateral cricket series, in record time. The end-to-end solution setup on Google Cloud—from ideation, to testing and production, to rollout—was completed within weeks.

FanCode is also exploring engaging sports enthusiasts across multiple digital touchpoints whilst they’re online on YouTube, Search, and others. Google Cloud partners Skandha Media Services, Ateme and Conviiva played a key role in bringing its service live on FanCode’s platform.  

Using Google Cloud’s delivery capabilities with MediaCDN, which was born out of Google’s own direct-to-consumer properties, will enable FanCode to deliver streaming experiences to users wherever they are.

In addition, FanCode is undergoing application modernisation with Google Kubernetes Engine to deliver greater efficiencies in the process.

Finally, with the ability to build a unified consumer data strategy using Google Cloud’s data and analytics products, FanCode will also be able to test and scale new content formats and business models to strengthen its net promoter score (NPS) and maximize shareholder value.

“India’s streaming video market is in a steep growth phase and is expected to more than double in size by 2027. I believe we have only scratched the surface when it comes to exploring investments in fast-emerging areas like immersive content, interactive experiences, and the convergence of media with other areas like commerce and gaming. We are excited to work with FanCode to take the viewing experience for sports fans to the next level,” said Bikram Singh Bedi, Managing Director, Google Cloud India.

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