FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019

England vs USA becomes most watched UK TV programme of 2019

England’s 2-1 defeat to the USA in the semi-final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 was the most watched television show of the year so far in the UK. According to the BBC, the broadcast on Tuesday night reached a peak audience of 11.7 million viewers, equivalent to 50.8% of the available audience. The match […]

Fox Sports taps IBM Watson for AI-infused Women’s World Cup coverage

Fox Sports has tapped IBM Watson to use AI for analysis of its coverage of the Women’s World Cup football tournament in France. Fox Sports has introduced a new broadcast segment called Player Spotlight Built with IBM Watson. The AI-backed tool is designed to help generate statistical analysis for match commentary using a natural language […]

World cup in France breaking TV viewing records

Record numbers of viewers are tuning into the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. According to Reuters, France’s main broadcaster for the competition TF1 had expected the opening match between France and Japan to draw up to 5 million viewers. However, numbers peaked at 10.9 million, with just under 1 million following the game on […]