A basketball player dunking a ball. Photo by: Pexels.com
A basketball player dunking a ball. Photo by: Pexels.com

Augmented Reality & Sports Arrive on Amazon

Recently Amazon Web Services announced they will taking on ‘CourtVision’ in partnership with Second Spectrum.

CourtVision is an augmented reality layer of graphics that display stats above the players heads during gameplay.


Clippers CourtVision is currently available for FOX Sports Prime Ticket subscribers via the FOX Sports mobile application as well as in a limited Beta release.

The company known as Second Spectrum uses all 29 NBA arenas to collect 3D spatial data that is stored and analyzed on AWS in real time.

Check out a robust preview of Second Spectrum via their main website.

Sport fans may have seen this layout recently during professional basketball games. The Los Angeles Clippers originally setup the interactive software to provide additional context for viewers. Currently Clippers CourtVision covers games for the LA Clippers, but this software could expand to other teams.

AWS provided the following excerpt:

“With AWS, Second Spectrum and the L.A. Clippers leverage Amazon’s 20 years of experience in machine learning and AWS’s comprehensive suite of cloud services to provide fans with a deeper understanding of the action on the court. We look forward to working closely with both organizations as they invent new ways for fans to enjoy the game of basketball.” – Mike Clayville, Vice President, Worldwide Commercial Sales at AWS

Watch over a YouTube video from Fox Sports to see the live graphic overlay.

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Matthew McGuire is the founder and editor of Crescent Vale News. In 2014, he acquired a master's degree in Professional Media and Media Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.