DFL and ChyronHego Sign New TRACAB™ Contract for Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2
As part of this announcement, ChyronHego will be working in close partnership with the new subsidiary of the DFL, Sportec Solutions GmbH, which provides data gathering, storage, and distribution for Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2. Sportec Solutions is a new innovation hub for sports technology in German football, driving converging technologies such as a video-assisted replay center, wearables, and new goal-line technology. With this collaboration, ChyronHego and Sportec Solutions will work together to develop a next-generation optical player-tracking system based on the core capabilities of TRACAB. The new optical tracking solution will initially be deployed for DFL clubs, but will also eventually be marketed to other sports organizations globally.
Dr. Hendrik Weber, managing director at Sportec Solutions, added, "We look forward to continuing to leverage TRACAB's real-time data-collection capabilities to further empower our teams and create a more engaging experience for our broadcast partners' viewers. Bundesliga has been at the cutting edge of innovation and sports technology for years and will continue to invest in this area."
At every Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 match, TRACAB uses advanced image-processing technology to determine the position of all moving objects in the field of play — including players, referees, assistant referees, and the ball. The result is a live data feed that contains 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 and online or mobile platforms, and it can also be used to prepare comprehensive sets of performance statistics for sports analysts.
"In order to uncover even more of the hidden genetics within the game of football, we will work together with our partners at ChyronHego and Sportec Solutions to create the next generation of the TRACAB ecosystem," Weber continued. "The richness, quality, and latency of the data that will be available to us over the coming years opens up an unprecedented level of insight and analysis of the game by teams, the media, and fans."
ChyronHego, a portfolio company of Vector Capital, is a global leader in products, services, and solutions for the broadcast and sports industries. Specializing in live television, news, and sports production, ChyronHego offers some of the industry's most widely deployed solutions — including Lyric®, the world's most popular broadcast graphics creation and playout offering; the all-new CAMIO Universe newsroom workflow; and the TRACAB™ optical sports tracking system. Headquartered in New York, ChyronHego also has offices in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.