Maymask choose InCrowd Cast to power in‐​stadia digital display

InCrowd are proud to announce that our ground‐​breaking digital LED display software, InCrowd Cast, is now operational at 11 rugby stadiums around the UK thanks to an exciting new relationship with Maymask, suppliers, installers and operators of LED Screens.

Cast allows Maymask to place live content directly in front of rugby fans, providing new methods of communication and unique sponsor activation opportunities. Cast also runs with zero downtime and zero lag time on hot key enabled, in‐​game interruptions — those moments when the usual display graphics are interrupted in real time to announce a particularly exciting point of play or moment in the game. This function gives the opportunity to build atmosphere and elevate the excitement for every fan. These interruptions also allow users to offer new and attractive opportunities for flexible brand activations as operators can now easily change or update graphics “in the moment” before or during a match.

When implementing Cast software, operators can now confidently trust a solution that offers:

  • Robust & stable functionality; Cast was created through operational testing. Each stage of development was trialled in‐​stadia to ensure stability and steadiness of every feature and function.
  • A dynamic mix of content; Maymask are able to engage fans with real‐​time interactions in the moments that really matter including final scores, live match statistics, live social media updates, betting odds and interactive gamification content.
  • Fast programming; Cast allows Maymask to create faster, easier multi‐​tier playlists for sponsor content, giving them the valuable time needed to deliver unique and unforgettable stadium experiences.
  • An easy‐​to‐​use system; Operational simplicity has been the leading requirement throughout the development of Cast. The software can be controlled by a single user without compromising on quality or complexity of output.
  • Seamless integration; Once installed, Cast will easily adapt to the individual parameters of each of the 11 stadiums. Cast allows Maymask to automatically assign, tile, scale and position video content to the user‐​defined regions of every LED perimeter board in every stadium.

Oliver Peters CEO of Maymask says “We believe InCrowd have a standout product in Cast when it comes to perimeter control and a distinct edge in developing fan interaction in stadiums. With many more ideas coming in the new season, it’s going to be great to see new technology and software combine to achieve new levels of fan engagement and brand activations”.

InCrowd Cast is the front runner when it comes to fast, reliable, single user display management solutions. For more information in InCrowd Cast, or to request a demo free of charge, please contact enquiries@incrowdsports.com.

£20,000 jackpot prize within reach for one OurLeague Predictor player

The UK rugby league season is reaching fever pitch for fans with the Betfred Super League semi‐​finals, Grand Final, Million Pound Game, League 1 semi‐​finals/​finals, the Steve Prescott Man of Steel awards all fast approaching as well as a three‐​match Autumn International series against New Zealand and a pre‐​series game against France.

One fan who will be paying even more attention to the Betfred Super League semi‐​finals than usual is Wigan Warriors fan Ian Darbyshire. Ian has been an OurLeague member since its launch in October 2017 and a regular player of the OurLeague predictor. His recent streak of 22 correct predictions, dating back to 17th August, makes him the best performing predictor player of the season. In fact, Ian is one of only five out of 30,000 players to reach a streak of 20 or above.

Ian’s impressive feat has already won him the September leaderboard prize of 4 hospitality tickets to the Betfred Super League Grand Final, in which he could see his side, Wigan Warriors, compete for the trophy if they make it past the semi‐​finals on Friday 5th October.

There is however a more significant personal prize within Ian’s reach; his active streak of 22 leaves him just 3 correct predictions away from winning OurLeague’s £20,000 Predictor jackpot prize. In order to win, Ian must correctly predict the outcome of St. Helens vs Warrington Wolves, Wigan Warriors vs Castleford Tigers, along with the first try scorer of the latter game. Keep a close eye on InCrowd’s Twitter and Instagram accounts as well as industry press for the outcome.

The InCrowd team would like to wish Ian luck, and in keeping with the Super League message for the Grand Final, encourage him to ‘Dare to Dream’.

OurLeague is the Rugby Football League’s membership platform powered by FanScore and developed in partnership with InCrowd. The platform provides exclusive content, live streaming, a host of member benefits and engaging interactive touch points for rugby league fans including polls, live Man of the Match voting and the season long predictor competition. To find out more, contact enquiries@incrowdsports.com

Nichola Spencer, Membership Manager at the Rugby Football League said, “Since its launch at the end of 2017, membership of OurLeague has increased massively and now has nearly 70,000 registrations. The OurLeague Predictor is a fantastic way for fans to engage with each game and win incredible prizes. We’d like to wish Ian the best of luck in his predictions tonight and tomorrow.”