Starting a business can be a daunting prospect – but getting the right people on your side can make all the difference. Find out why My Sport Live’s Andrew Weiss switched his company to Vodafone Business, experienced the benefits of our personalised service, and never looked back.
Andrew Weiss is the Managing Director of My Sport Live, a sport promotions company, which offers online, live-streaming services for smaller sporting organisations and events that don’t have the resources to promote themselves, and otherwise wouldn’t get the publicity they deserve. He first got the idea when he was working in motorsport and realised that there was a need for a high-quality production service for niche sporting organisations – but with low-production costs.
What differentiates My Sport Live is that it helps close the gap between mainstream sport fans and the fans of more obscure and niche events, such as croquet, fistball and even bocce.
“Being able to connect people with their sport… from people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to see it is very rewarding,” Andrew says.
He started the business in 2013 in St. Kilda, Melbourne, working out of an office with just him and a friend on a single couch. Since then, he’s been able to grow the company significantly – commanding a team of 150 contractors around the country.
But herein lies the biggest challenge for Andrew – managing the team of contractors required to ensure My Sport Live is able to stream all events across the country is no easy feat. That’s why he relies on his telecommunications provider to aid him in managing the logistics of the operation.
Andrew switched to Vodafone three years ago after experiencing poor service from a different provider, which saw him constantly trying to fix connection issues, using up a significant amount of time that an MD of a start-up simply could not afford to waste.
He soon discovered that the beauty of Vodafone Business’ personalised service is having a team available that knows your business just as well as you do.
“In the three and a half years since we’ve been with [Vodafone], it’s been an absolute delight,” says Andrew. “The difference between having our own case manager to discuss anything with directly, has taken all the headaches out of it. He’s always happy to take my call, always responds straight away to anything I need, and just makes life that much easier.”
In the last couple of years, My Sport Live has expanded internationally to stream events overseas, and it’s a testament to the flexibility of Vodafone’s products and Andrew’s strong relationship with his account manager that the logistics of data and connectivity has become ‘the least of his concerns’.
Now, over six years since its inception, My Sport Live has broadcast 46 different sports from 447 events – and they’re not stopping there. In 2019, Andrew has his sights set further afield, with commercialisation projects to help make streaming cost-effective for sporting organisations. And we’ll be right there with him to support his endeavours.
If you’re looking for a team player and not just a telco for your business, follow Andrew’s story below and find out more about how bringing Vodafone Business in to your company can help you grow with ease:
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