Saudi Arabian FA launches SAFF+ digital hub for live streaming, player data and news content

March 5 – The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) has launched SAFF+, a digital platform that will stream local competitions that have not sold exclusive broadcast rights.

SAFF+ said it will initially broadcast 15 competitions held across 62 stadiums live, with plans to gradually increase coverage.

Matches will being streaming immediately through a dedicated website and via a smartphone app that will launch next week.

Broadcast production will use cloud broadcasting technology alongside the multi-angle cameras fitted within stadiums, with a Riyadh-based broadcast centre managing production.

Yasser Al Misehal, president of SAFF, said: “The launch of SAFF+ is the realisation of a dream to help take Saudi football to the next level and provide fans with instantaneous access to matches being held throughout the Kingdom.

“By embracing digital transformation and technology integration, we’re excited to enhance fan access to various levels of our national football ecosystem while simultaneously delivering benefits to clubs, coaches, scouts, and our national youth team set-ups through this innovative digital-first platform.”

As well as being a streaming platform for men’s and women’s matches, SAFF+ will also host an extensive player database for clubs and national youth teams to access player statistics and data for technical analysis and performance evaluation.

The centre of SAFF’s digital transformation, the platform will highlight activities and events, as well as be the go-to digital hub for the latest Saudi football news and behind-the-scenes access through diverse content.

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