AELTCAll England Lawn Tennis Club
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As our content vies for attention in an increasingly competitive sporting landscape, IBMs technology innovations are key to maintaining our prominence in the collective mind of our global fan base, said Mick Desmond, Commercial & Media Director at the AELTC.
Fujio Nishida, president of Sony Europe, commenting on Sony's latest venture into 3D live sports production, says: "We are delighted to be working with the AELTC in bringing such a high-profile sporting event to consumers around the world in 3D.
The work with Wimbledon and The AELTC builds on Ooyala's strong momentum as a leading digital video solutions provider for premium video content.
The decision to leave the AELTC was a difficult one.
The reputation of The Championships as the world's premier tennis event, combined with the success of the British grass court season, has consistently created a demand for more top quality international tennis in the UK," said AELTC chief executive Ian Ritchie.
The solution has been implemented by AELTC as a complement to its primary back-up system, for additional emergency switch-over and back-up for its ticket management system, ballot scanning, debentures and Infor finance system in the event of an emergency.
Spaniard Nadal, seeded second, has never got further than the third round on the grass-courts of the AELTC.
IBM is serving numerous innovations to Wimbledon fans, including an enhanced interactive mobile experience; redesigned and simplified SlamTracker analytics that encourages engagement; and a new Social Command Centre powered by IBM SoftLayer cloud that will provide AELTC with insights into social media conversations about The Championships
Superintendent Peter Dobson said: "Security at the AELTC for the Wimbledon tennis championships has been increased following the recent events in London and Glasgow.
Spectators face bag searches and even metal detectors before they can enter the grounds, and the AELTC confirmed they could consider more stringent measures should further incidents occur.
Spanish second seed Nadal has never got further than the third round on the grass-courts of the AELTC.