Somerset's live streaming service in 2020

With the new cricket season now finally upon us, and with matches at the Cooper Associates County Ground initially taking place behind closed doors, we wanted to outline plans for a new and improved live streaming service.

After achieving record numbers in 2019, in which the Club had over 2 million views, fixtures will continue to be broadcast online. This will include all non-televised Bob Willis Trophy and Vitality Blast fixtures.

During the friendly match against Gloucestershire starting on Sunday, a test stream will be available for fans to watch via the Somerset website. Please note that the stream will not be representative of the final output standard throughout the regular season.

For 2020, Somerset have installed 4 further static cameras around the ground to complement the 2 currently in operation. Working with Bristol-based technology company MyActionReplay, the Club have enhanced the stream so that additional angles can be covered during play.

In addition, we can also exclusively reveal a brand new dedicated slo-motion camera has been acquired to provide further quality into the broadcast.

The stream will have the following features:

– Available to ALL Somerset fans
– FREE of charge to ALL Somerset fans
– Streamed via the SCCC website
– Available to watch on PC, Mobile, Tablet, Games Consoles and TV through YouTube
– Bespoke multi-camera set-up
– Graphic overlays displaying all key information
– Pause and rewind function
– Live Commentary synced to the action on field

The Club will also continue to produce live highlight clips that are posted on the Club’s Match Centre and social media platforms as the action unfolds.

SCCC’s Digital Marketing and Communications Executive, Ben Warren said: “Following a successful 2019, we are really pleased to finally get the live stream up and running again this season.

“Whilst it’s certainly not going to be the same without having our supporters at the ground, I hope that following the matches online will be of some entertainment to people at home.

“We are working really hard to make the service better and feel that having additional cameras around the ground will help capture footage that we previously missed. If someone takes an amazing catch at mid-wicket for example, we want the ability for people outside of the ground to view this content. It’s key for us to deliver an even better digital service to our fans.”

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