Pittsburgh, PA – July 26, 2016 – Anytime, Anywhere, Always There! Over the past 15 years, MSA Sports® (www.msasports.net), a division of Management Science Associates, Inc. (MSA), has worked with a team of broadcasters to deliver the full breadth of Western Pennsylvania high school sports live to students, families and friends all over the world. Working with Amazon Web Services® (AWS®), MSA developed an innovative new broadcasting streaming solution to improve its ability to meet the demands of sports fans. MSA Sports broadcast its first high school baseball game using this new solution on April 29, 2016.
“As our listeners’ technology preferences transitioned from personal computers to mobile devices, we needed to update our technological infrastructure,” says Jodi Zangrilli-Cook, MSA Sports Manager. “We broadcast up to 40 simultaneous games, relying on a small group of technical professionals to make it happen. This required us to develop a scalable solution, flexible enough to handle the inevitable challenges we face on game nights. After considering different technologies, we determined that AWS was the best fit for our needs.”
MSA worked with AWS to design a proof-of-concept solution and then constructed the production version. Steve Gold, Manager of the MSA Sports technology team, said, “Our AWS-based solution provides a great deal of flexibility, enabling us to adapt to evolving technologies and meet peak usage demands while also reducing costs. Integration of third-party technical components, such as Twilio®, Flashphoner and Wowza Media Systems™, combined with AWS Lambda and Amazon DynamoDB solutions allowed us to move from proof of concept to a fully operational system in short order. We look forward to building upon our success of working with AWS.”
“We’re pleased to see MSA Sports adapting their broadcast streaming offerings using the AWS Cloud to enhance the user experience for sports fans who want to watch games on their own terms – at any time, from any location, using any device,” says Tim Wagner, General Manager of AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway. “Through integration with AWS Lambda and Amazon DynamoDB, MSA Sports is now able to stream broadcasts with consistency and efficiently scale its operations.”
ABOUT MSA SPORTS
Since its inception in the fall of 1998, the MSA Sports Network continues to be a fast-growing radio network that focuses on the local high school, college and semi-professional sporting events that are played in Western Pennsylvania. These broadcasts include but are not limited to WPIAL District 7 games (playoffs, championships, and for many sports, regular season games), the Washington Wild Things and the Pittsburgh Rebellion. With a network that consists of more than 25 affiliate radio stations, MSA Sports provides either live over-the-air coverage and/or live Internet streaming for close to 2,500 live, local sports broadcasts each year. Add to this our content-rich website and archived broadcast content, and MSA Sports continues to be the source for the most comprehensive coverage of local high school sports in Western Pennsylvania that is accessible from any place in the U.S. or abroad. Anytime, Anywhere, Always There!
For more information, sports news and broadcast programs, please visit www.msasports.net.
Management Science Associates, Inc. creates and commercializes information-based models, processes, systems and software for industry and government. Since its inception in the 1950s, its incorporation in 1963 and through today, MSA has partnered with customers to identify areas where innovative use of data and analytic systems can create value by driving growth and/or efficiency. Using its expertise with the tools of information management – analytics, data management, and software and systems technology – MSA develops, integrates, implements and maintains products and services in various functional and vertical domains. Within processes and departments, across large and small enterprises, and throughout demand and supply chains, MSA helps customers put their data to work.
MSA’s 800 employees provide solutions for over 300 clients, including some of the largest and most innovative U.S. and foreign corporations and institutions. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, MSA has offices in New York City; Atlanta; Cardiff, UK; Shanghai and Beijing, China; and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It also maintains a presence in Florida and Las Vegas. For more information, please visit www.MSA.com.