Sports Technology Company WSC Sports Opens NYC Office
WSC Sports, an automation platform for sports highlights, moved into a new East Coast office this month. With a global workforce of more than 400 strong, the Israel-based company’s New York office will accommodate its local team members.
Serving media rights owners, WSC Sports offers artificial intelligence-powered tools for analyzing live sports broadcasts, identifying each moment of a game and creating customized video highlights. WSC Sports’ customer base of over 300 sports teams, leagues and broadcasters includes the NBA, ESPN and YouTube TV. To date, WSC Sports has raised $149 million in venture funding for its platform, according to Amir Gelman, WSC Sports’ general manager and head of business development for the Americas.
The company’s new office at 1410 Broadway spans 9,500 square feet and can seat 70 employees. The space is entirely sports-themed, including a basketball-themed common area and stadium memorabilia as decor.
Accommodating WSC Sports’ hybrid workforce, employees from New Jersey, New York and Connecticut will convene in the new office three days a week, Gelman said.
WSC Sports’ move follows a period of growth for the company. In the past year, the company’s solution supported more than 20 different sports, analyzed 138,000 livestreams, detected 61 million sports actions and produced 4 million video highlights, Gelman told Built In via email.
“As the way fans consume content continues to evolve, WSC Sports is at the forefront of utilizing AI technology to revolutionize how this content is created and distributed, therefore having a lasting impact on access and discoverability for sports audiences around the world,” Gelman said. “The company is excited to further partner with media rights holders and expand product capabilities to deliver the ultimate sports viewing experience for fans.”
As WSC settles into its new office space, Gelman said the company plans to grow its workforce by about 30 percent by the end of the year. This increase would bring its U.S. headcount to 40 or 45 people.