YouTube TV earned its first Technical Emmy for its “Views” package of sports highlights, significant plays, player stats, and game scores. In addition, YouTube TV won “AI-ML Curation of Sports Highlights” at the 74th Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards last night.
“Thank you, Academy, for honoring Google. “This is YouTube TV’s first Technology & Engineering Emmy Award, and we couldn’t be more proud of our team’s work on delivering Views for our members,” stated group project manager Kathryn Cochrane in a business blog post.
Today, the IT business stated that Key Plays had over 10 million watch sessions. World Cup, NFL regular season, and Premier League fans used crucial plays most last year. Key Plays tracks game highlights. Tap on plays to replay them in the game. Users who missed a live game can see critical moments this way.
“Views came from a team brainstorm about five years ago and launched about a year after YouTube TV,” Cochrane said. “Many of our viewers are sports fans, and we found that they aren’t just looking at the big screen when they watch sports. They were also on their phones, looking up fantasy football league numbers, game updates, and more to enhance what they were watching.”
YouTube TV Views debuted in 2018 with only baseball, basketball, football, and hockey. Soccer and golf followed. Features were initially confined to phones and tablets.
The YouTube TV app on smart TVs and mobile devices supports the feature.
Fantasy Football View, a mobile-only application, enables users to link their fantasy football account to Stats, Key Plays, and Scores View. Thus, YouTube TV users may track their team’s performance while watching NFL games. Likewise, tennis and Olympics enthusiasts can rapidly access a segment using the “Jump to” tool.
YouTube TV now lets sports fans watch four games simultaneously. However, select U.S. consumers can use it.