Data-driven AR graphics added to Eleven Sports’ Pro League coverage

Eleven Sports’ coverage of the 2020-21 Belgian Pro League season is making use of Deltacast technology to generate on-screen augmented reality (AR) graphics showing player and team performance data.

The graphics are being produced using version 11 of Delta-sport, which includes new features for Delta-Live, Deltra-Highlight and the telestration tool Delta-Touch, and external data sources from the Pro League’s official provider Stats Perform.

The graphics are being used to show a range of statistics and analysis and include activity heatmaps, penalty and free-kick maps, team line ups and event localisation.

Each of the new graphics is being made available to the match director for real-time insertion during a live feed or for the creation of clips for pre and post-game analysis.

Deltacast said: “Such collaboration with a data provider for major sports leagues and tournaments is a key element for any sports broadcaster wishing to benefit from the next level of analytics in its live or pre/post-production.”

Improvements to Delta-Highlight include an automation process in the calibration tracking operations and clip edition.

The technology is also being used on the second tier of Belgian football, the 1B Pro League

In June, Eleven Sports confirmed a five-year domestic TV rights deal with the Pro League worth €103m. Mediapro is Eleven Sports’ production partner on the Pro League.

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