Oz Sports rolls out robotic sports production tech with La Federación Dominicana de Fútbol agreement
Oz Sports and the football federation of the Dominican Republic, La Federación Dominicana de Fútbol (the LDF, Fedofutbol), have stated that Oz will produce all games for the Liga Dominicana de Fútbol using the Oz 4K Robotic Production Platform and broadcast them over a dedicated OTT platform, FedofFutbol Go.Manuel Luna and Gudjon Gudjonsson, presidents of Fedofutbol and Oz respectively, stated that the Liga Dominicana de Fútbol will be the first league among the Concacaf countries to utilise Oz’s technology, which enables followers to watch the games using any device and get actively involved as commentators.
“The LDF will have up to two games per week produced by Oz on free-to-air networks and every game will be broadcast via FedofFutbol Go, which will be available on multiple platforms,” said Luna. “This will benefit both the fans of the teams as well as the sponsors, who will have greater brand exposure both nationally and internationally.”
Luna explained that the installation of the necessary infrastructure to produce the matches will take a few months, but the Félix Sánchez and Cibao stadiums will be ready by the start of the season on 30 March. More stadiums will be gradually added until all are equipped with from five to ten robotic cameras each.
“We are taking a gigantic step in the modernisation of our league. This is an important innovation that will benefit all involved; teams, supporters, sponsors, and the media, and we hope that this initiative will allow us to internationalise our football,” added Luna.
Gudjonsson commented: “We are delighted to partner with the LDF. The federation is truly ahead of the curve in terms of where sports production is headed and how best to distribute its league’s content to fans in fun and interesting ways. Oz is an excellent example of how new technology disrupts the old way of doing things, to everyone’s benefit.
“Given that Manuel was appointed president of the LDF as a part of FIFA’s normalisation committee to take over the running of football in the Dominican Republic three months ago, we are very grateful for this validation of our solution from football’s global governing body,” Gudjonsson added.