Envisioning the Future of Entertainment

We're thankful and proud to have contributed our perspective in the creation of this compelling report on The Future of Entertainment According to AT&T Foundry created by AT&T Foundry, Ericsson, and Rocketspace. This report from The Futurist Report Series puts forward  10 Bold Projections:

1. User-generated content will become part of primetime television

2. Algorithms will enable the Gold Age of Storytelling

3. Media companies will be run by fans

4. A digital rights revolution will empower creators

5. A new media gateway will emerge as your TV Guide

6. Virtual assistants will win your living room (and your Connected Life)

7. Screens will be fluid, not fixed

8. Live experiences will transcend boundaries of time and space

9. Media will be emotionally intelligent

10. Immersive experiences will be full-sensory and social

We're aligned with and excited by these projections, and we believe that you – the player, the coach, the fan – should not only have access to the media you care about, but be empowered to save and share the memories that matter most to you.

Our latest app update is ready for you!

We've been working hard to continue to improve your experience with our HiCast Sports Network and we're excited to announce that our latest app update, version 3.03, is now ready for you. If your iOS device is set to auto update your apps, you've got it in your hands. If not, go to the App Store app and tap Updates. You'll find our HiCast Sports update waiting for you. 

In this update, we've squashed some bugs, improved video playback performance, and made some enhancements to your user experience. Now you can...

– Move forward and back in the event video timeline with more precision to find your favorite highlights. Tap the arrows to move second-by-second, or tap and hold to jump in 10-second increments.

– Get real-time camera status updates letting you know when a camera is live or temporarily down, and the ability to request a notification when the camera status changes.

– Follow all the highlights from your favorite venue. Just tap on the Search icon on the HiCast Feed screen and you'll see all user highlights sorted by venue. 

– Track your highlight views. When you share a highlight in our HiCast Feed, you can now see your number of views. Just tap on the views to see who liked your highlight.

We hope you love it, and we're here if you need any help. Check our Support page for answers to frequently asked questions or give us a shout support@hicastsports.com.

Support the Cypress Mounds Flood Relief Tournament

Baseball brings families together, and we're so proud to have Cypress Mounds in Baton Rouge, LA as one of our newest ballpark partners.

Our friends and fans in the southern parts of LA suffered great tragedy due to record rainfall in August that lead to catastrophic flooding. It submerged thousands of houses and businesses and has been called the worst US natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

This weekend, several hundred young ball players ages 9-14, their coaches and families will come together for the Cypress Mounds Flood Relief Tournament. Please tune in to show your support by watching these players on our HiCast Sports Network this weekend. A portion of your in-app HiCast Pass purchase goes right back to our ballpark partners.

HiCast Sports Network Featured on Futurecast Innovation Series

Moderator Andrew Keen interviews HiCast Sports Network Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie Calabrese, in a collaborative discussion on Technology Shaping the Future of Sports at AT&T Park, San Francisco, in conjunction with AT&T's SHAPE Tech Expo on July 15, 2016.

The Futurecast Technology Innovation Series is sponsored by AT&T Foundry and Ericsson. It's a series of discussion-based events that revolve around how technology is shaping our world and bring together leaders in technology, government, business and beyond. Attendees debate and challenge one another to vet current solutions and propose new ones to move our collective technology future forward.

Futurecast: How Technology is Enhancing the Fan Experience

"Just as technology has reshaped so many aspects of daily life, it’s brought new dimensions to the way sports are played, as well as the ways fans engage with their favorite teams and players. From real-time data analytics, live streaming, virtual reality and more, sports in the 21st century is a whole new ball game." – futurecastseries.com

We're really honored to have been invited to participate in Futurecast, an ongoing technology series hosted by AT&T Foundry and Ericsson. On July 15 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA, HiCast Sports Network leaders joined featured guest, Kenny Lauer, VP Marketing and Digital for the Golden State Warriors; moderator Andrew Keen, author, entrepreneur and Techcrunch chat show host; and a select group of sports technology innovators and media influencers for a salon-style discussion that explored "How Technology is Sharing the Future of Sports".

In this video excerpt from the event, hear Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie Calabrese, share a perspective from HiCast Sports Network, then catch more of the conversation at Futurecast.

We're on it!

Wow! Whoa. We've had a huge response since the launch of our newest app update, version 3.0, last Thursday. Since the launch, our team has been working to expand our capacity and refine our systems to manage this rapid growth in users and a significant increase in usage of our app.

During this time, we've been challenged to provide consistent live video coverage to all of our users, at all times. Please know that we're on it! And working 24/7 to enhance our platform over the next several days to keep up with growing demands so you'll see better and more consistent performance. Your games are important to all of us and we're committed to giving you the best experience possible. We appreciate your patience and continued support to help us make the HiCast Sports Network the best it can be.

If you experience any issues or have any questions, please contact us at support@hicastsports.com so we can take care of you.

HiCast Sports 3.0 is Here


It's finally ready! After nearly a year of reinventing our technology platform for better performance and reliability, and creating a brand new mobile app user experience based on your feedback, our team is fired-up to place our newest and biggest app update, HiCast Sports 3.0, in your hands. Update your app and try it free today!

New Features We Think You'll Love

Watch continuous game coverage live and on-demand from our growing team of venues. Now you can be in the moment and watch the game as it's happening live or at your leisure.

Watch continuous game coverage live and on-demand from our growing team of venues. Now you can be in the moment and watch the game as it's happening live or at your leisure.

Create and share a highlight reel of your favorite moments from the game, tournament, or season for recruiters or just for fun. We'll save and organize all of your highlights by date, time and tag for quick and easy access. 

Create and share a highlight reel of your favorite moments from the game, tournament, or season for recruiters or just for fun. We'll save and organize all of your highlights by date, time and tag for quick and easy access. 

Save and customize moments that matter. Tag and save your favorite game highlights whenever they happen as you watch it live or later. We make it easy to name, zoom, trim and share it.

Save and customize moments that matter. Tag and save your favorite game highlights whenever they happen as you watch it live or later. We make it easy to name, zoom, trim and share it.

Share your favorite highlights instantly in our new HiCast Feed, your social network for the ultimate sports experience. Now you can stay in the game by following highlights posted by your teammates, coaches and friends.

Share your favorite highlights instantly in our new HiCast Feed, your social network for the ultimate sports experience. Now you can stay in the game by following highlights posted by your teammates, coaches and friends.

AT&T Foundry to Feature HiCast Sports in Upcoming Futurecast Technology Innovation Series

HiCast Sports Network has been selected to participate in the Futurecast Technology Innovation Series, created in partnership between AT&T Foundry (AT&T’s innovation group) and Ericsson. On July 15, we’ll join feature guest, Kenny Lauer, Vice President of Marketing and Digital of the Golden State Warriors, and be among a select group of innovative leaders to participate in a forward-looking, salon-style discussion on “Sports in the Digital World” at AT&T Park (SF Giants ballpark) in San Francisco, CA. This session will be viewed by a live audience of select invitees from the Bay Area (investors, media, technology and innovation influencers, academics, and entrepreneurs, etc.), as well as live online attendees via Periscope. 

It’s a unique and very timely opportunity for us to position HiCast Sports as a thought leader in helping to shape the future of sports and fan-based experiences. On July 16, we'll demo HiCast Sports at SHAPE AT&T Tech Expo with exposure to more than 2,000 innovators and sports-enthusiasts at AT&T Park. 

About the Futurecast Series – The Futurecast Technology Innovation Series is a series of discussion-based events that bring together leaders in technology, government, business and beyond to discuss how technology is shaping our world. These curated discussions with leaders are designed to vet, debate, and ultimately spark ideas that will set the course for our collective technology future. They’ll be filmed and shared globally through AT&T media channels.

Check out past Futurecast Series events.

Huddle up! We've got big news.

Our goal is simple – to make HiCast Sports fun and easy-to-use so you can enjoy the game no matter where you are, and share your favorite highlights with people you love. Thanks to your feedback, we’re making major league improvements to your app experience and we're reinventing the replay!

Here are 4 new features we think you'll love …

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Watch live-streamed, continuous game coverage and up to six months of archived events from our ballparks, as well as your favorite athletes’ game highlights in the app or on our website.

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No more one-minute replays. Tag and save your favorite game highlights your way! You define when your memorable moment happens and we make it easy to zoom, trim and share it.

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Create and share a highlight reel of your favorite plays from the game, tournament, or season using our super simple video editor.

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Build a fan base and support the team by sharing your highlights in our HiCast feed. Published highlights get unique URLs so they're easy to share!

 

Will you join our team of beta testers?

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Sign up now to join our team of beta testers for version 3.0 and share your feedback with us. It’s a simple process and we’ll guide you through it. Be one of the first 100 users to sign up and participate, we’ll give you a free three-month single-user pass. Get on the list!

What you need to do to get ready for 3.0

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If you want to keep replays you’ve downloaded in our current app version 2.1, save 'em to your camera roll. Here's how. When you update to 3.0, you won't be able to access these replays. From here on out we’ll save your new highlights in our cloud-based locker room for safe keeping so you won't have to do this again. We apologize for any inconvenience, but moving forward it'll be totally worth it!

Questions or need help? Give us a shout!

Sweet Victories, from Dugout to Dogpile

Ten minutes after Robert finalized our installation yesterday on Field One at Baseball USA Powered by Marucci in Houston, Texas, the first playoff game of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools State Championship began. Stellar teams from around the state came to vie for the coveted state title. The weather forecast for Houston predicted rain. I tuned in from sunny Georgia to watch the games from my front porch and caught a triple that drove in a run at 1:25pm ET :-)

While it’s awesome to see great plays happen through our cameras, watching the 4A and 5A championship winners celebrate after that last play of each game warmed our hearts. And we loved seeing players' moms and dads share our replays in Facebook. Sure, Time Warner broadcasted the games live too, but nothing's more fun than saving and sharing these magic moments right after they happen.

Big hi-fives to the winning teams, Concordia Lutheran High School from Tomball and Lutheran South Academy from Houston and a big hugs to the strong competitors they beat.

Attention HiCasters: Tell us what you think!

We love getting emails from HiCasters telling us how much they're enjoying the app. But we'd love to get to know you better, and hear your thoughts on new features and ways we can improve our app and your experience. We have exciting things planned for the future, and feedback from our users will help guide new features and improvements.

We've put together a quick user questionnaire, and would love to hear your thoughts.  Go to questionnaire →