LaLiga - Enhanced on-screen coverage

Enhancing the on-screen coverage has been a high priority for LaLiga, with a number of new features added this season.

The following is an excerpt of the article originally published by SportBusiness.

On-screen graphics

LaLiga has invested in a number of new and improved graphics packages for match build-ups and analysis for 2016-17.

Realistic 360° replays, virtual player runs and automatic player-tracking are just three of the graphics now used for global broadcast coverage - all a result of the league’s partnership with Norwegian-based, global real-time 3D graphics provider Vizrt and its Viz Libero product.

With player-tracking, for example, players’ movements are automatically tracked on the pitch and their runs accurately shown virtually. A producer or a presenter simply clicks on one or more players and the Viz Libero software automatically tracks the players, with the software correcting itself if the view of a player becomes obstructed at any point.

As LaLiga has a commitment to universal standards of production, it has also recorded players walking towards the camera for use on team line-up announcements on every LaLiga game broadcast both in Spain and internationally. Other major leagues only have players walking to the cameras on a select, and minority, number of matches.

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