Dalet provides a comprehensive media asset management solution for large sports organisations. Dalet offers end-to-end workflows like many others in the space don’t. Dalet also provides a scalable, cloud-based platform that allows customers to manage all of their media assets, even giving them the choice between cloud, on premise and hybrid storage - although they do mostly have a history of on premises deployments which means they are not as adept in the cloud. Dalet’s platform streamlines live and file-based ingest, analysis, fast-paced logging, remote and craft editing, graphics, broadcast, publishing, and distribution. However, this comes at the cost of simplicity, with a steeper learning curve.
Dalet's AI adds certain features to their stack, without using it to actually streamline media workflows. That being said, Dalet does allow you to automate closed captioning and automate highlight creation to an extent. Additionally, Dalet provides an integrated workflow that allows customers to seamlessly move their content from production to distribution (in terms of broadcasting and OTT - not athlete or partner content distribution).
However, Dalet's platform can be more complex to use than ScorePlay's. Despite scaling based on the size of the business, it is not a plug and play solution that can be easily implemented across an organisation in a few days, which means a considerable time investment in order to make the most of it. Dalet’s platform also may require more training for users to fully utilise its features. Ultimately though, to get back to the industry we work in, Dalet is a great solution to help broadcasters and media professionals, but is not a tool that has been designed for sports or for sports organisations. A bit of a square peg/ round hole situation - no matter how nice the square peg is.
That’s where ScorePlay enters the scene. ScorePlay is a fresh solution for fresh problems. It provides features sport organisations truly need to maximise their digital workflows all along a media asset's value chain. We know from experience (we’ve been purpose built by sports organisations) that sports clubs have traditionally struggled to store, manage, distribute, and otherwise use their content in a scalable way that amplifies their brand. Our platform has an easy-to-use interface that makes managing assets incredibly simple. With ScorePlay, all of the weight that was traditionally on digital team members’ shoulders to organise the storage of assets has now been lifted: time, resources etc.
ScorePlay's AI auto-tags all your assets and archives, and has a powerful and fast search engine for all tags (player, event, partner, date, photographer etc). FTP connectors allow for live photos to be fed directly into the platform, which can then be validated by an admin. Live broadcast integration via RTMP or SRT means immediate use of video for short-form content with live clipping. Meanwhile, calendar integration means all your Collections (games, matches, tournaments etc.) are linked directly to the platform and ready to be populated with assets. Automated distribution channels through our apps allow you to share content directly with your athletes and partners, to leverage your ambassadors' influence and improve your sponsorship package.
Organisations can also now sign up to have fan engagement tools through a unique link-in-bio, analytics on their media’s performance, permissions management and player generated content, all within the same tool. We’ve become an all-in-one media toolkit, and even better yet, the ScorePlay team is constantly updating the solution to make sure we remain best-in-class for sports organisations. We cover every type of media asset, all the way from capture to consumption.
In conclusion, Dalet and ScorePlay are both strong options for media asset management in sports organisations. While Dalet offers a comprehensive solution with extensive end-to-end workflows and cloud-based scalability, it may be more complex and require more training to fully utilise. On the other hand, ScorePlay is a more modern solution that was built specifically for sports organisations, offering an easy-to-use interface, AI auto-tagging, and advanced search capabilities. Ultimately, the choice between the two will depend on the specific needs and priorities of the organisation, but the bottom line is that ScorePlay is the solution in sports.
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