ESPN Radio has renewed its license of the Veritone aiWARE platform for its sports talk programming and live event coverage. The aiWARE platform seamlessly and automatically transforms ESPN’s media with AI in near real time, with enhanced ad and content tracking, comprehensive analytics, faster content extension and smarter media management.
Since 2016, ESPN Radio has worked with Veritone to analyze its national radio network programming - sports talk and live event programming including NFL, MLB, with complete playoff coverage culminating with the World Series, NBA, including playoffs and the Finals, college basketball and football, highlighted by the College Football National Championship.
The current renewal will allow ESPN Radio to expand analysis of its 24/7 programming across multiple platforms including broadcast radio and, for the first time, television simulcasts and podcasts for the ESPN Radio Network and Deportes Radio Network. ESPN Radio’s owned and operated stations in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles will also be analyzed. The new agreement will allow ESPN Radio to provide near real-time transparency, verification and analytics for advertising campaigns, satisfying the rapidly multiplying demands for actionable media insights from brands and advertisers.
Veritone (NASDAQ: VERI) is a leading artificial intelligence company that has developed aiWARE, an AWS-certified platform offering orchestrated, cognitive computing to transform and analyze unstructured data for clients in a variety of markets, including media and entertainment, legal, compliance and government. The open platform integrates an ecosystem of cognitive engines, which can be orchestrated together to reveal valuable, multivariate insights. aiWARE delivers unprecedented insights through a suite of proprietary applications, by unlocking data from linear files such as radio and TV broadcasts, surveillance footage and public and private content globally. Veritone is the presenting sponsor of the Artificial Intelligence Marketplace at CES and has been recognized by Oracle for Excellence in Application Development. To learn more, visit Veritone.com and interact with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
About ESPN Radio
ESPN Radio, the country’s largest sports radio network, ESPN Deportes Radio, ESPNRadio.com, and ESPN Podcasts comprise ESPN Audio.
ESPN Radio, which launched January 1, 1992, provides more than 9,000 hours of talk and event content annually, reaching 20 million listeners a week on 500 nationwide stations, including more than 375 full-time affiliates and clearance in the top 25 markets. ESPN owns and/or operates stations in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. ESPN Radio programming is also available on SiriusXM and via digital distributors Apple Music, Slacker Radio and TuneIn.
ESPN Audio launched its first podcast in 2005, and in December 2017 reached five million people, ranking ESPN fourth among podcast producers in America (per Podtrac). The most popular titles include Fantasy Focus Football, The Lowe Post and FiveThirtyEight Politics, as well as podcast versions of The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz, First Take, Pardon the Interruption and Around The Horn.