On Monday, February 13, the XFL announced Bolt6 as its official replay partner. Bolt6 uses an entirely cloud-based platform to centralize all game-day angles, making them available to departments across the league. The XFL is the first American football league to use a fully cloud-based replay system.
Departments, including football operations, officiating, health and safety, and broadcasting, will be able to use the real-time video capture to make sound decisions on the sidelines and in the booths. The video is uploaded into Bolt6’s cloud-based platform, then disseminated to on-field officials, coaches on the sidelines, and the XFL Command Center. Coaches, officials, and broadcast partners will get a near 360° view for replay.
“With Bolt6, we are completely revolutionizing how we store, view, and utilize video content and replay, unlocking a new chapter of innovation for not only our League but for the entire sport. Having universal access to instantly replay footage opens new opportunities to educate our organization for key decision-making and elevate gameplay while bringing unique content to our fans. Beyond the impressive technology, Bolt6 shares our dedication to enhancing the game of football. This is an extremely important partnership for the League as it reinforces our ongoing commitment to embracing innovation to advance the future of football.”Russ Brandon, XFL President.
Bolt6 will eliminate the need for in-market servers and expansive servers, making the XFL technology stack even more efficient. to learn more about the Bolt6 platform, you can visit bolt6.ai.
The XFL kicks off Saturday, February 18th, at 3:00 PM on ABC and ESPN+.