Magnifi by VideoVerse brings AI-powered action highlights to Hong Kong China Rugby’s Premiership


Magnifi by VideoVerse – an AI-driven video technology company and powerful video-editing SaaS platform – today announced a new partnership with Hong Kong China Rugby (HKCR) to support the 2023/2024 season of the Nan Fung Group | SEWIT Hong Kong Premiership, with AI-powered video highlights of the games.


This collaboration is set to transform the viewing experience for rugby fans across the region and marks an exciting new chapter for HKCR as it aims to enhance the viewing experience of rugby fans across the region, with the automatic generation and sharing of Premiership action highlights using Magnifi’s technology.


It will also elevate the overall engagement of rugby enthusiasts and fans by seamlessly capturing key moments like incredible tries, try-saving tackles, and unstoppable team attacks, and providing digital-ready video highlights, eliminating the need for a video editor.


“We are thrilled to announce our teaming up with HKCR,” said Vinayak Shrivastav, CEO of Magnifi. “We embark on an exciting new chapter dedicated to elevating the rugby viewing experience throughout the region. Using Magnifi’s cutting-edge technology, we aim to provide rugby fans with an effortless way to relive the exhilarating moments of Premiership action. It’s all about making rugby accessible, enjoyable, and memorable for everyone.”


“We are very excited to welcome Magnifi in collaboration for Nan Fung Group|SEWIT Hong Kong Premiership. The partnership shows our commitment to innovation and enhancing the sport of rugby in Hong Kong. There is a growing demand from sports fans for short videos showing highlights and key moments from sports events, by leveraging Magnifi’s technology and providing fans with more engaging viewing content, we aim to attract a broader audience and captivate existing fans.” said Robbie McRobbie, CEO of Hong Kong China Rugby.


The 2023/2024 Nan Fung Group|SEWIT Premiership will bring together six men’s teams and six women’s teams, as they compete in 15 league rounds, culminating in the Grand Championship semi-finals and grand finals. To enhance the excitement, Men’s and Women’s Premiership Games will be selected for highlight creation throughout the season.


Rugby enthusiasts can expect an enhanced viewing experience with the Nan Fung Group | SEWIT Hong Kong Premiership Super Saturday held on 7th Oct, the event which marks the debut of AI-powered highlights, adding an extra layer of enjoyment to the already thrilling clashes.

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About Magnifi by Videoverse:

Magnifi has found an extremely strong product-market fit in serving enterprises across numerous industries – OTT players, broadcasters, sports clubs and leagues, marketing agencies, e-gaming platforms, schools, colleges and more. Magnifi is building the next-generation video editing ecosystem addressing a broad range of use cases in the post-production process. The company started its journey on generating instant key moments and auto short-sized clips leveraging computer vision and AI capabilities, the sliver in which it is the current tech leader. Magnifi today has offices in the U.S., Europe, Israel and India and is expanding to Singapore and the Middle East by the end of this year.


About Hong Kong China Rugby:
Established in 1952, HKCR is the governing body for rugby in Hong Kong and a full member of World Rugby and the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China. Over the past 70 years, HKCR has built a reputation in the international sports sector for innovation, excellence, community engagement and exemplary governance. HKCR has a history of delivering world-class events, including two Bledisloe Cups, a British & Irish Lions match, and the iconic Cathay/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.

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