International: Global digital media company, Dugout, has announced a partnership with BOLT. Global, an interactive media ecosystem, to meet the ever-increasing demand for premium football video content in South Asia and Africa.
The collaboration will provide BOLT.Global with Dugout’s Embed player and access to Dugout’s vast library of behind-the-scenes and archived footage from over 120 partner football clubs worldwide, as well as national leagues and federations. This will include 3,500 brand-safe videos generated by Dugout’s production team each month, thousands of pre-existing archive videos, and content including never-before-seen pre and post-match interviews, training session updates, and other non-match footage.
BOLT.Global provides an aggregation and monetization platform for content creators – giving them visibility across mobile, web, and TV, allowing them to interact directly with their audience, and reward users for engaging with content. Thanks to the new partnership, it will deploy Dugout embed player on its platforms BOLT+ (live streaming platform) and BOLT X (Digital Asset Wallet) across iOS, Android, and connected HiSense TVs to over 14 million users in South Asia and Africa. The partnership will expand the reach of Dugout’s 500 brand partners to new, highly-engaged audiences in this fast-growing media ecosystem.
Mark McFarlane, GM, APAC, Dugout said of the partnership, “We are delighted that this new agreement with BOLT.Global will allow us to deliver international football content to a rapidly-growing audience of passionate football fans in South Asia and Africa. BOLT.Global’s innovative use of technology to bring audiences together makes it a well-suited partner for Dugout’s embed player, data-driven and creative approach, allowing us to marry engaged audiences with first-rate football video footage.”
Dugout works with football clubs, leagues, and federations to create, distribute, and monetize their video content. Through Dugout’s team of editors, a partner club’s brand-safe video is repurposed and localized into digestible videos for digital fans across the world. Once published to the club’s Dugout library, the video is distributed across all of Dugout’s owned-and-operated platforms and embedded network of premium publishers globally, reaching a qualified digital football audience.
Jamal Hassim, Founder and CEO of BOLT.Global commented, “We are excited about the collaboration and agreement with Dugout. In Dugout, we are bringing on board the BOLT+ platform, an industry-leading content aggregator and creator. Our audiences will no doubt enjoy the variety and quality of premium football content being served by Dugout. We aim to use BOLT X Wallet and BOLT Token to drive not just viewership of the Dugout content but also engagement with it. BOLT.Global will also work with Dugout on tentpole event-driven campaigns and content creation.”