Highwinds Streams Professional and Collegiate Sports Video to Hudl Users

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Highwinds® today announced that it is the primary streaming provider for Hudl, the industry’s most advanced and affordable solution for online sports video analysis. Coaches, athletes and scouts use Hudl to upload and view game, practice and recruiting video in web browsers and on mobile devices.

Hudl is trusted by professional sports teams, colleges, high schools and youth organizations across the United States and in various other countries. With significant traction gained among NFL teams, as well as NCAA teams across multiple sports and conferences, Hudl’s customer roster includes the New York Jets, New England Patriots, University of Michigan, University of Nebraska, University of Colorado, Boise State University, Pennsylvania State University, Arizona State University, and many others. Hudl plays a vital role this time of year for NCAA and NFL users due to March Madness and the NFL Draft, respectively.

“We love what Hudl is doing for coaches and teams – the ‘edge’ it gives them through smarter and faster game prep – and we’re excited to be a part of it,” said Steve Miller, founder and CEO of Highwinds. “Hudl values our high-performance CDN technologies and great service, and we share their commitment to giving teams that ‘edge’ with quality video streamed to any device.”

Mobile adoption rates are greatly increasing among Hudl users, with Hudl’s iOS and Android apps enabling new levels of flexibility and versatility in video capture and playback. The Patriots, for example, view most of their Hudl video on iPads. In fact, roughly 30 percent of all Hudl video is streamed to mobile devices today, and that percentage is expected to rise.

“From the locker room to the board room, there is a great need for coaches, athletes, managers and scouts to conveniently review game footage, and this video is the ultimate teaching tool. We provide the sports video management platforms and viewing interfaces, and we know that quality of delivery is key,” said Brian Kaiser, CTO of Hudl. “We’ve found a great partner in Highwinds. The speed and consistency of their CDN, the anytime-anywhere streaming to any device, and the exceptional service we get from their team makes us huge fans of Highwinds.”

Learn more at Highwinds.com.