World Taekwondo Federation Goes Mobile with New Dartfish iPhone, iPad Apps

The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has selected Dartfish as its media partner to deliver iPhone and iPad applications for the WTF Web TV. The partnership enables 70 million Taekwondo fans worldwide to download almost 9,000 matches from a repository of 30 top-rated international Taekwondo competitions within minutes. As a result, coaches, athletes, and fans can gain access to competitions in near real-time, navigate and archive competition videos, identify the key moments of each match immediately without going through the entire video, and organize them efficiently.

“With Dartfish we can not only capture and enrich the content easily but also publish it online to enable our sports fans across the world to view matches in a structured way,” says Kyunghee Park, communications manager, WTF. “With significant sports events such as the 2012 London Olympics on the horizon, we anticipate an even higher demand to view major events of the best athletes in the world. Through our partnership with Dartfish, we hope to bring this immensely popular sport mainstream, connect the globally dispersed Taekwondo community and help enthusiasts gain immediate access to the latest Taekwondo matches and tournaments.”

The app is available for download at the App Store and comes embedded with WTF Web TV features including video cataloguing, easy navigation, data-indexing, rating, and commenting.

“We have been working with WTF closely to help them utilize the power of Dartfish video solutions to capture and publish almost 9,000 matches since they started using the system,” says Victor Bergonzoli, Dartfish’s chief executive officer. “Every match is important to someone. We are committed to delivering video solutions that enable our customers to take advantage of industry trends. With the surge in mobile users and proliferation of mobile devices, we expect more Taekwondo fans to download this app to remain up to speed on their favorite sport.”