Capturing the Big Ten Conference with Samsung Galaxy

People playing basketball

Opportunity

US sports fandom knows no bounds – especially when it comes to their college alma mater. Knowing how fanatics love to dissect and see every angle of the action, Samsung Galaxy provided a never-done-before viewing experience for one of the biggest sporting events of the year men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments. tms had the opportunity to bring to life this first-of-its-kind partnership between Samsung Galaxy and the TIAA Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments, making the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra the official smartphone of the conference. 

Basketball arena with jumbotron

Approach

To showcase Samsung Galaxy’s newest S24 Ultra as the most powerful device in the history of the S Series, tms negotiated and managed a partnership with the Big Ten Conference, overseeing day-to-day business to ensure its success. Known for its industry-leading camera and AI capabilities, the S24 Ultra is the first device to capture and stream in-game content from behind the basket. The Big Ten Conference, an association of fourteen esteemed Division I universities within the NCAA, streams over 2,200 live events across Fox Sport’s Big Ten Network (BTN), making this partnership a perfect opportunity to spotlight the S24 Ultra’s capabilities to a wide-reaching audience. 

Multiply S24s capturing the basketball game

In utilizing Samsung’s advanced technology, we are excited to enhance our game broadcasts with action shots from the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra and add an element of creativity to the TIAA Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments.

François McGillicuddy
BTN President

Outcome

Throughout the TIAA Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments, the S24 Ultra captured historic moments and upsets, from the tip to the final buzzer. With its unparalleled camera position, fans were able to see all the basket action with the “Ultra Replay Report” streamed on the BTN’s broadcast channel and livestream. Fans could even take part in the experience at the Target Center arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota to try out some of the newest Galaxy AI features on the S24 Ultra, including its ProVisual Engine and 100x enhanced digital zoom. Samsung also let fans get in on the action by releasing a series of digital branded social content across its platforms. 

Man dunking a basketball

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