Premier League Selects ChyronHego’s TRACAB™

Real-Time Player Tracking Technology from ChyronHego

ChyronHego today announced that the Premier League has chosen the company’s award-winning TRACAB™ image-based tracking system to deliver real-time player tracking data across the entire league. This will span all 380 matches per season over a three year term. The TRACAB systems — deployed at the start of the 2013/2014 season — are installed in all 20 stadia of the competing teams in the Barclays Premier League and produce 3D positional data and live speeds for all players, referees, assistant referees, and the ball.

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“We are delighted to be working with the Premier League in helping to enhance its live football coverage,” said President and COO of ChyronHego, Johan Apel.  “Our TRACAB technology offers a quick and efficient method for collecting critical sports-related data — and the end result is a more engaging experience for viewers and highly valuable data for many other interested parties.”

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TRACAB uses advanced image-processing technology to determine the position of all moving objects in the field of play at a rapid 25 times per second. The result is a live data feed that contains all the X, Y and Z positional coordinates for each identified object. The data can then be streamed in an open format to a multitude of visualization platforms such as broadcast graphics systems, online and mobile platforms, and can also be used to prepare comprehensive sets of performance statistics for sports analysts. TRACAB’s true, real-time data collection opens up many new possibilities for clubs, media rights holders and fans.

Tracecab Camera Box

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ChyronHego will demonstrate its player tracking technology along with its full line-up of broadcast graphics and sports analysis solutions at IBC2013, September 13 -17 at Stand, 7.D11.

ChyronHego (NASDAQ: CHYR) is a global leader in broadcast graphics creation, playout and real-time data visualization with a comprehensive range of products and services for live television, news and sports production. ChyronHego's end-to-end graphics offerings include hosted services for graphics creation and order management, on-air graphics systems, clip servers, social media and second screen applications, channel branding, graphics asset management, virtual and touch graphics, telestration, and 3D player tracking. Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., the company also has offices in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Mexico, Norway, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

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