WSC Sports, an Israeli company that helps several American sports entities automatically generate digital video highlights, has received a sizable boost to its leadership ranks with the addition of NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern and former ESPN executive vice-president John Kosner as company advisors.
Stern, the NBA’s Commissioner from 1984-2014, has been an active advisor and investor in numerous sports technology firms since leaving the league. Kosner in his prior role as ESPN’s executive vice president of digital media, played a key role in helping turn that company into by far the most highly-trafficked entity in all of American sports digital media. He now operates his own advisory firm Kosner Media.
The pair will help WSC Sports expand into new sports, territories, and market applications.
“It’s an honor to have David and John join WSC Sports in an official capacity,” said Daniel Shichman, WSC Sports chief executive and co-founder. “David’s vision and know-how have helped the NBA become one of the most tech-savvy and consumer-focused sports leagues. We know he will have the same impact on WSC.”
Six-year-old WSC Sports uses artificial technology to automatically generate personalized sports video content in near real-time, and its technology has been a key tool in the social media content strategies for many leading sports entities. WSC Sports clients include the NBA, WarnerMedia, Major League Soccer, and the PGA Tour, among many others.